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Desktone and GreenBytes Partnering

Combining DaaS platform with the vIO virtual storage appliance
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.05.24

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Desktone, Inc., specialist
of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), and GreenBytes,
Inc.
announced a partnership to offer service
providers an all-in-one on-premises solution.

By combining the Desktone DaaS Platform with the GreenBytes vIO virtual storage
appliance, the companies are making high-performance virtual desktop
environments simple and affordable.

"Many businesses that want to
implement full-featured virtual desktops have been waylaid by the high cost and
complexities inherent in building and managing the infrastructure,
"
said Danny Allan, CTO, Desktone. "Desktone
and GreenBytes have had great success in helping businesses remove those
obstacles and now, by integrating GreenBytes' IO offload solution with our
purpose-built, cloud-managed DaaS Platform, we're making it even easier for
companies to implement high-performing, low-cost virtual desktops.
"

"Like Desktone, we believe
businesses should be able to implement robust virtual desktop environments
without having to invest in and manage additional infrastructure,
"
said Bob Petrocelli, founder and CTO, GreenBytes. "By combining GreenBytes technology, which slashes virtual desktop
storage requirements, with Desktone's mulit-tenant virtual desktop platform,
we're enabling a desktop experience that's incredibly flexible and
cost-effective, and requires very little management by the customer.
"

"Cost and management complexities
are huge barriers to virtual desktop deployments. Desktone and GreenBytes are
both known for tackling these challenges with innovative cloud services and
storage deduplication technologies that optimize desktop virtualization, respectively.
By providing a converged appliance that minimizes storage needs and offloads
virtual desktop management to service providers, the companies can ease the
path to virtual desktops,
" said Mark Bowker, senior analyst, ESG.

The new offering is a pre-configured, all-in-one virtual desktop
appliance-including storage, compute and desktop virtualization software-that
resides at the customer site and is managed remotely through the cloud by a
cloud provider. Desktone's unique virtual desktop architecture, specifically
its multi-tenancy and ability to manage multiple locations from one
infrastructure, enables service providers to deliver this hybrid cloud model.
vIO virtual storage appliance leverages GreenBytes' patented zero
latency inline deduplication technology, which sends only unique
data to the storage system, to reduce the amount of data stored, often by more
than 90%, and boosts performance of virtual desktops. Customers use the
Desktone DaaS Platform's IT portal to easily add, remove and edit virtual
desktops. Service Providers use the DaaS Platform's Service Provider's Portal
to provision and manage the virtual desktop environment.

Desktone's cloud-managed virtual desktop offering is available from authorized service providers.

To learn more about the Desktone/GreenBytes solution, Affordable VDI: How to
Deliver Full-Featured Virtual Desktops On-Site, Managed in the cloud
(registration needed)

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