Dallas-based CompuCom Launches Managed ‘Desktops in the Cloud’ with VMware Horizon DaaS

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CompuCom, a cloud hosting infrastructure provider and a VMware Premier Partner headquartered in Dallas, has launched VMware’s new desktop-as-a-service offering, VMware Horizon DaaS, as part of its technology portfolio. Announced in March 2014, Horizon DaaS provides enterprise-grade virtual desktops running on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

cloud-desktop-vmwareThe new service offers a hybrid desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solution that gives enterprises the ability to blend public cloud hosting based desktops and on-premise VMware Horizon private cloud desktops for a seamless end-user experience. Following a few simple steps, IT can provision, deploy and manage full Windows desktops to end-users that can be accessed from laptops, desktops, zero/thin clients, Chromebooks, tablets (Apple iOS, Google Android) and other mobile devices.

As a complement to the VMware Horizon DaaS platform, CompuCom’s portfolio provides additional solutions to complete the cloud hosting based desktop lifecycle. These include solutions such as image creation and management, application packaging and delivery, patch/update management, as well as end-user support and break/fix services.

“We are pleased to work with CompuCom to deliver VMware Horizon DaaS,” said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. “Horizon DaaS, along with CompuCom value-added solutions, give enterprises the ability to provide their workers blended public/private cloud desktops and a superior user experience.”

BYOD

“Customers want simple deployment and management of enterprise cloud desktops without the capital expense required to modernize their desktop infrastructure, and VMware Horizon DaaS helps them achieve this,” said Sam Gross, chief technology officer, CompuCom. “Enterprises can now deploy desktops in regions where they previously couldn’t, because they don’t have to provision and configure physical desktops.

“It’s dramatically changing the return on investment profile because companies no longer duplicate the full cost of process and storage for end-point device and data center infrastructure – instead, we’re powering and supporting mobile devices, and providing the ability to more easily size and scale to meet business needs,” added Gross. “It’s a great enabler of ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) because users can connect to operating systems and applications in the cloud, from any device. In addition, enterprises can pay by user and by month, on a convenient subscription basis.”

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