Articles Tagged with DaaS

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NIMBOXX Acquires VERDE VDI Platform from Virtual Bridges

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In a surprise move, hyperconverged systems startup NIMBOXX has acquired Virtual Bridges’ VERDE VDI platform. NIMBOXX has received some early acclaim for its MeshOS™ hyperconverged appliance. This appliance takes a “simpler is better” approach to converged infrastructure platforms. NIMBOXX claims that customers can be up and running in as little as seven minutes after powering on its appliance. The company’s real business is its KVM-based MeshOS, delivered on a commodity hardware platform, with the business aim of keeping purchasing and installation as simple as possible.

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Horizon Air Desktop DR: DaaS for Disaster Recovery

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In my overview of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery models last month, I touched on availability services, an emerging market that shows strong potential for future growth, and on DaaS services specifically tailored to disaster recovery. Now, fresh from witnessing the slightly embarrassing spectacle of San Francisco grinding to a halt after a little light rain, I thought it would be worth taking a closer look at Horizon Air Desktop DR. 

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The Cloud Workspace, Part 2: Virtual Workspaces

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In 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

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IndependenceIT 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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