Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced
that the Desktone
Platform is now available to service providers in the U.S. and
Canada via the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace (www.ingrammicrocloud.com),
a transactional, online marketplace where solution providers can shop,
procure, provision and obtain invoices for their cloud services directly
from Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM). This announcement represents an
expansion of Desktone's channel program, making its virtual desktop
platform more accessible to a broad network of service providers, and
meets service provider demand for innovative virtual desktop offerings
that are cost-effective, easy-to-use and deploy.
The Desktone Platform is the industry's only virtual desktop solution
built specifically for delivering desktops as a cloud service. Using the
Desktone Platform, service providers and telecom companies can deliver
DaaS at a much lower price point than traditional virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) technology. The platform provides true
multi-tenancy while complying with Microsoft licensing. Under the terms
of the agreement, Ingram Micro's cloud sales team will actively market,
sell and support delivery of the Desktone Platform to its growing base
of cloud-focused channel partners.
"Desktone has seen substantial interest from service providers as many
realize how quickly and easily they can provision and manage virtual
desktops for their end user customers from a central platform," said
Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone "Inclusion in the Ingram Micro Cloud
Marketplace makes it easy to deliver robust DaaS solutions on top of
existing cloud offerings while giving service providers the ability to
deploy Windows desktops on any end user device without any of the
hassles or costs typically associated with VDI."
"This alliance validates our approach to selling DaaS through service
providers who use our platform as a foundation for their own proprietary
desktop management services to further grow their own revenue,"
In the past six months, Desktone has significantly expanded its list of
service provider partners. Most recently, NaviSite a leading provider of
cloud solutions, partnered with Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual
desktops. Desktone also powers Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions
(DVS) Simplified DaaS, full-featured virtual desktops delivered from
Dell's state-of-the-art data center. Other notable service providers
delivering DaaS through Desktone include Fujitsu, Netelligent and Quest.
"Ingram Micro has a proven track record for successfully enabling our
channel partners to sell and support cloud-based services and
solutions," said Renee Bergeron, vice president of Managed Services and
Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro North America. "Interest and demand around
full virtual desktop solutions is on the rise, which is why we're
pleased to announce this new distribution relationship with Desktone and
expand our cloud services portfolio to further enable MSPs interested in
hosting and delivering desktop virtualization solutions to their end
MSPs, solution providers and IT cloud integrators who are interested in
becoming an Ingram Micro partner, please contact the Ingram Micro
Services New Partner Team at (800) 456-8000, x76229.
Desktone provides infrastructure enabling Desktops as a Service (DaaS) -
a full-featured desktop experience delivered from the cloud to any
device, including a workstation, tablet or smartphone. Desktone's DaaS
platform provides all of the benefits of virtualized desktops without
any of the hassles. Desktone enables IT service providers to rapidly
provision desktops 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. Founded in 2007,
Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered
in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.
About the Ingram Micro Cloud
Ingram Micro Cloud (www.ingrammicrocloud.com)
provides channel partners access to hundreds of business, strategy,
marketing, technical and sales resources including the Ingram Micro
Cloud Marketplace, a transactional, online marketplace where solution
providers can shop, procure, provision and obtain invoices for their
cloud services directly from Ingram Micro.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates
sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through
unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial
support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and
distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor,
serving more than 145 countries on six continents with the world's most
comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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