Xtium Launches Desktop as a Service

Xtium, Inc., a leading enterprise software and solutions company providing managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services, and Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktop as a Service (DaaS), have partnered to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops.

Xtium will leverage the Desktone platform to provide full-featured virtual desktops in a production hosting and disaster recovery service offering, available to run on any device. Xtium will display the new solution at the Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2013 conference in Orlando, Fl., March 18-20.

Since launching its managed cloud hosting service in 2007, Xtium has helped mid-sized companies take advantage of virtual disaster recovery and secure cloud hosting for their business applications, including email, collaboration, financial, HR, ERP and business intelligence enterprise software. With the DaaS offering, Xtium now extends the benefits of the cloud – including scalability, cost effectiveness, efficiency and security – to the desktop. End-users can now access complete virtual desktops in a truly scalable cloud environment, using the industry’s only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment model that supports multi-tenancy.

“DaaS is a natural complement to our existing cloud offerings, and completes our solution continuum from the data to the desktop and everything in between,” said Shawn Fichter, head of product and marketing, Xtium. “Through the Desktone partnership we can remove the burden of desktop management from IT teams, and provide a secure, highly accessible, always-on solution for mobile devices, tablets and standard workstations for the entire workforce.”

Businesses are realizing the need to reduce IT costs while supporting an increased demand for mobile devices. The traditional VDI model, with inherent complexity and large upfront capital expense, can be a costly solution to address these industry-wide concerns. Cloud-hosted virtual desktops remove many of the barriers to traditional VDI by delivering flexible, affordable virtual desktops from the cloud to any device, anywhere.

“DaaS takes the cost and complexity out of managing virtual desktops,” said David Grant, VP, Marketing, Desktone. “The self-service, policy-based portal makes it easy to provision and manage end-user desktops. And the multi-tenancy of the platform enables Xtium and its customers to realize the economies of cloud computing in a virtual desktop environment.”

Xtium’s DaaS platform will be available for sale beginning March 18, 2013. For more information, visit the DaaS solution page, or stop by Xtium’s booth, #810, at Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World 2013 in Orlando, March 18-20.

About Xtium

Xtium is a leading enterprise software and solutions company innovating managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services. We offer companies the most secure virtual private cloud experience with guaranteed application performance across the network. Our architecture is flexible, allowing customers to remain in control. We are the only enterprise service company certified to deliver, SAP®, VMware® and Riverbed® technologies. To learn more, please visit http://www.xtium.com.

About Desktone

Desktone provides the only unified platform for delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service, enabling the deployment of Windows desktops and applications from the cloud to any end user device. Desktone enables IT service providers to rapidly provision desktops and applications to users connected on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization – transforming desktops from a CAPEX to OPEX item. Leading service providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu, Navisite, Time Warner Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone’s Platform to offer desktops and apps as a cloud service. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit http://www.desktone.com.