VMware Launches First Hybrid DaaS Offering

VMware, a pioneer virtualization software company, have just announced their plan to take the next step in cloud integration with their new hybrid DaaS offering. VMware will now be providing elite enterprise-level virtual desktops with their vCloud Hybrid Service on the public cloud. This enables users to have a cleaner more flexible experience for their virtual desktops running within the cloud.

Sumit Dhawan, VP and general manager at VMware said, “Having pioneered the market for DaaS back in 2007, VMware continues to lead by introducing industry-first capabilities and technology innovations to deliver a best-in-class service and solution to our customers.Our experience working with customers deploying DaaS the last several years have shown that the majority prefers a blended environment with both on-premise and cloud desktops. However, very few solutions in the market can deliver a seamless end-user experience across multiple clouds like VMware Horizon(TM) DaaS(R).”

After only completing a small number of straightforward actions you are able to provision, deploy and manage complete virtual desktops to end-users.  VMware Horizon DaaS supports several types of desktops including: Windows server and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environments, as well as Windows Client Desktops.  These can be accessed across devises and platforms including: laptops and desktops, Chromebooks and all Apple iOS, Google or Android tablets and mobile devices.

Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director at Google said,  “Businesses today are betting big on the cloud and Chromebooks used with web applications like Google Apps for Business fit the way we work today…VMware Horizon(TM) DaaS(R) helps companies transition to the cloud while supporting existing Windows applications. Chromebooks are secure, manageable and cost effective, making them a great option for businesses with the impending end of support and security updates on Windows XP.”

Founded in 1998, VMware have sixty-one offices globally, and their primary headquarters are based in Palo Alto, California. They boast an impressive 500,000 customers, and work with a mammoth 55,000 partners.