NComputing, Inc., a provider of client virtualization solutions with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries, has unveiled a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution designed for cloud hosting service providers enabling them to quickly roll-out hosted desktops as a service to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
NComputing’s server based computing approach to DaaS provides cloud hosting service providers with an alternative to VDI-based DaaS solutions that can be costly to implement and complex to manage. By basing a DaaS solution on the NComputing vSpace desktop virtualization platform, cloud hosting service providers would be able to achieve faster time-to-market and provide their SMB customers with all the advantages of a cloud-based virtual desktop solution at a cost that is less than a traditional PC.
First DaaS service partner
As the first NComputing DaaS provider, So-net Corporation – a member of the Sony Group, has based its offering on NComputing’s vSpace desktop virtualization platform. So-net is a Japanese cloud hosting service provider that offers Internet connectivity, VPN, FTTH carrier services, cloud computing solutions, and system and web integration services to its business customers and consumers in Japan. Its DaaS offering went live last week.
So-net’s DaaS solution enables its customers to easily and quickly host their desktops in a cloud hosting environment. Additionally, the So-net Self Care website allows IT administrators to automate the provisioning and management of those desktops. As part of a turnkey, end-to-end DaaS solution, So-net also offers a choice of fully integrated and pre-configured Software Clients and Hardware Thin Clients. This would result in seamless, zero-touch deployments.
NComputing was recently named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Client Virtualization Software 2013 Vendor Assessment Report, which noted NComputing‘s successful evolution from “a device-centric company” to a “software company with a client virtualization platform purpose built for simplicity, low cost, and minimal IT resources.”