VMware has announced that it acquired Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform provider Desktone. Desktone, which was founded in 2007 and is based in Boston, MA provides the DaaS platform for service providers and telecommunication companies.
The Desktone Platform can deliver three seperate types of hosted virtual desktop to end users:
- Hosted Full-Featured VDI: Delivering end users a full-featured desktop that replicates the exact experience of a physical Windows desktop.
- Hosted Shared Leveraging Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH): An ideal option for users such as task workers that don’t require a full-featured desktop.
- Hosted Personal Windows Server: A comparable Windows experience at a more affordable price, often utilized by small to mid-sized companies.
By integrating the Desktone portfolio into the VMware portfolio VMware can provide customers with the possibility to move their VMware Horizon View desktops into the cloud.