Desktop as a Service 'the next big thing' for British businesses

Cisco excited by its new cloud-based desktop virtualisation solution
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Cisco excited by its new cloud-based desktop virtualisation solution

Cisco has launched a 'Desktop as a Service' (DaaS) solution which it says is the "next big thing for British businesses".

The Cisco DaaS solution is built on its Desktop Virtualization Solution, and lets cloud providers offer virtualised desktops to their customers as a subscription service.

Cloud providers gain management tools, licensing components and the ability to deliver desktops to multiple customers from one platform.

"The Cisco DaaS solution provides fast, easy and economical entry for cloud providers to this rapidly growing market and brings new service and revenue opportunities," said Cisco in a statement. "It's the next big thing for British businesses."

The Cisco DaaS solution boasts improved density of hosted virtual desktops offering up to 252 virtual desktops on a single UCS blade server, support for end user applications that require high-quality rendering of 3D graphics, plus new UCS Solution Accelerator Packs for Desktop Virtualization.

"Many organisations are looking for ways to achieve the benefits of desktop virtualisation without the need to install and maintain equipment or make capital investments," said Satinder Sethi, Vice President, Engineering at Cisco.

"Not only is Desktop as a Service a great solution for a growing number of companies, but Cisco's offering is uniquely architected to help cloud service providers achieve rapid time-to-market while economically scaling their business."

The solution includes deployment options from ecosystem partners Desktone by VMware, and Citrix, and is available through partners including ChannelCloud, Logicalis, Proxios, Netelligent, and Quest in the Americas; Dimension Data in APJC; and Adapt and ANS Group in EMEAR.

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