Articles Tagged with DaaS

DesktopVirtualization

The Cloud Workspace, Part 2: Virtual Workspaces

DesktopVirtualizationIn part one of this article, we looked at the different types of DaaS products and services that masquerade as cloud workspaces, breaking down the marketplace into:

  • Desktop Platform as a Service: A bare-bones service offering licensing, infrastructure, and very little else;
  • Integrated Desktop as a Service: Mainstream DaaS complete with integrated image and application management services; and
  • Managed Desktop as a Service: The cloud desktop as a fully managed outsourced service.

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News: nGenx Drops Citrix for IndependenceIT — December 3, 2014

DesktopVirtualizationIndependenceIT announced yesterday that leading DaaS provider nGenx is dropping Citrix in favor of standardizing IndependenceIT Cloud Workspace Suite (CWS)—covered in depth here last month. CWS will serve as the foundation for nGenx nFinity Workspace, nGenx XP apps hosting, and nGenx Line of Business Application Hosting for faster deployment and simplified management at a lower overall cost.

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IndependenceIT Cloud Workspace Suite

DesktopVirtualizationIndependence ITOver the past few weeks, I have been putting several DaaS providers under the microscope. I first looked at Amazon WorkSpaces and found it to be a decidedly lackluster service that was all the more disappointing coming from a company that has a proven ability to do far better. Next I looked at dinCloud, an independent DaaS platform developer and hosting provider, and found a capable second-generation DaaS platform being offered with a better SLA, lower cost, and greater flexibility than Amazon provides, from a company that knows and understands desktops. Having said that, dinCloud’s big differentiator over Amazon is not the incremental improvements it offers over Amazon WorkSpaces, but rather is something that Amazon is actually very good at: enabling customers to add value through service automation—in short, providing a DaaS API.

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