Cloud Desktop, the software product that enables service
providers to offer their own Virtual Desktop Service, is now integrated
into the Application Packaging Standard (APS) established by Parallels,
to plug-and-play web and cloud-based ISV applications into hosting and
service providers infrastructure. Through APS integration LISTEQ Cloud
Desktop intends to win 8,500 seats within the next 12 months.
As the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) tendency in many businesses
increases, it is drawing interest to hosted Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure (VDI) segment or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and response
from service and hosting providers who only require server space to
deliver a complete Virtual Desktop service to SMB customers. Compared to
traditional VDI solutions tailored for hundreds user size organizations
total cost of ownership for VDI DaaS solutions is substantially lower
which makes it ideal for small and midsize business.
"SMBs across Europe have a high willingness to adopt cloud services,
indicating that they are likely to go straight to the cloud, rather than
taking the intermediate step of installing in-house IT solutions," said
Simon Overgaag, CEO of LISTEQ Cloud Desktop. "With that and the BYOD
model penetration, we feel we have the momentum to leverage an easy and
affordable solution, targeting SMBs through the Hosting and Service
Providers channel. LISTEQ chose APS because Parallels is the main
ecosystem for servicing SMBs and providing access to the extensive
service provider pool all around the world."
Service providers feel copelled to develop new markets and business
segments with potentially high margins like DaaS. According to IDC, the
virtual client computing market is projected to grow from US $2.4
billion in 2011 to $3.5 billion in 2016, but up-front costs and
complexity will drive organizations to look for an outsourced delivery
model, driving the hosted market to $661.1 million by 2016.
Unified standards for packaging software of different types have been
lacking for a long time, making integration into web hosting portfolios
generate significant costs to both providers and ISVs. Parallels APS is
becoming the global standard for the cloud enablement of web and
cloud-based applications step over 500 APS apps used for service
provider specific services. Service providers can work with Parallels to
leverage robust cloud applications, such as LISTEQ Cloud Desktop, to
provide a seamless purchase, deployment and maintenance experience for
"We are very pleased to have LISTEQ Cloud Desktop join the APS
ecosystem," said John Zanni, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
of Strategic Alliances, Service Providers at Parallels. "LISTEQ Cloud
Desktop is an integrated, complete and easy Virtual Desktop Service, and
being integrated with the APS Package makes it very easy for our service
providers to bring this product to the market."
Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement
and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has
developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900
employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
For more information, please visit www.parallels.com/spp,
follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ParallelsCloud,
and Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ParallelsCloud.
About LISTEQ Cloud Desktop
LISTEQ Cloud Desktop is a software product for Service Providers to
provide their own Virtual Desktop Service. It is an integrated and
complete software solution as it includes Virtualization, Brokerage,
Management and Access Clients. The product can support all operating
systems and is accessible anywhere (remote and local), as it is
delivered with BYOD-Clients for all platforms (Windows, Android, iOS,
Linux, HTML5). Service Providers can request a free demo account via services@LISTEQ.com.
For more information, please contact Simon Overgaag (tel: +31 6
10899740) or check www.LISTEQ.com.
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