2014 has been a good year for the crew at IndependenceIT. The company is known for making a Desktop as a Service provisioning product that managed service providers can place on top of their public cloud infrastructure such as Azure or AWS allowing an administrator to deploy cloud based virtual desktops and applications to end users. Managed service providers can then sell these desktops to their existing clientele or setup a website that allows end users to buy the service much like you would a typical VPS or hosting account.
Cloud Workspace Suite, as it is known, is responsible for IndependenceIT posting a growth rate of over 330% for the 2014 fiscal year. When iIT’s rate is compared against the 26.4% CAGR predicted by Gartner for DaaS vendors, it is apparent that IndependenceIT is rapidly gaining momentum in the DaaS market with their new Cloud Workspace offering.
Jo Harder, Sr. Virtualization Analyst at the Virtualization Practice is quoted in the press release as saying, “IndependenceIT has succeeded in simplifying desktop virtualization to the extent that the full set of components is entirely incorporated into the unified platform and desktop. Traditionally, barriers to success for desktop virtualization have included complexity as well as a multitude of moving parts. For those implementations comprised of multiple vendors and products, components include the hypervisor, storage, desktop virtualization vendor platform, provisioning mechanism, and much more.”
IndependenceIT’s Cloud Workspace Suite allows companies to provide a public, hybrid or private cloud desktop solution for enterprises. The management portal gives administrators the ability to point and click to complete bulk tasks that could take considerable amount of man hours if they were done manually. Cloud Workspace Suite translates into a suitable Bring Your Own Device solution for many organizations because it essentially allows administrators to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 8 types of desktop platforms to anyone with the ability to load up a remote desktop session. This includes iPads, Linux devices and Android devices as well as any Windows based PC or thin client.