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Desktone Named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization

Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced it has been named a “Major Player” in client virtualization in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Client Virtualization 2012 Vendor Analysis (Doc# 237753), November 2012.

The multi-tenant Desktone Platform was built from the ground up for service providers to solve the challenges posed by BYOD, Windows migrations and shrinking IT budgets. Desktone makes it simple to deliver affordable virtual desktops on-demand that can easily scale with changing workspace needs. With Desktone, service providers can support multiple virtual desktop platforms on a variety of devices – including tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs – from a single console, greatly simplifying desktop management.

“Service providers have embraced the Desktone Platform as a way to quickly and easily provision and deploy virtual desktops with significantly less cost and complexity than traditional virtual desktops,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “Being named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape report is important recognition of our model of delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service. We deliver the only multi-tenant platform which enables service providers to deliver all the benefits of virtualized desktops, from the cloud, without any of the hassles of traditional VDI.”

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Desktone

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.

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