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Desktone Teams with NetApp to Enable Flexible, Low-Cost Storage for Desktops as a Service

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Desktone, Inc., provider of the first platform that enables hosted virtual desktops as an outsourced subscription service, today announced that it has teamed with NetApp to enable flexible, low-cost storage for DaaS??. The company has also joined the NetApp Partner Program.

The companies' combined solution, which integrates the Desktone Virtual-D Platform??? with NetApp?? Data ONTAP?? software, enables service providers to leverage NetApp's rapid virtual desktop provisioning and deduplication capabilities in their DaaS offerings. As a result of the economic benefits possible from this joint solution, service providers can offer DaaS at a price point at which enterprises realize significant CAPEX and TCO savings over deploying virtual desktop infrastructure themselves. In addition, the joint solution allows enterprises to get started with virtual desktop computing today by leveraging their current desktop management processes and best practices.

"This partnership is the culmination of close collaboration to fully leverage NetApp storage for large-scale virtual desktop hosting," says Clint Battersby, CTO, Desktone. "It represents a quantum leap forward in solving the storage scalability, performance, and cost issues that have plagued virtual desktop deployments in the enterprise. The cost savings that service providers can now realize will enable them to offer DaaS at a very compelling price point while offering end-users a fully customizable desktop experience."

"DaaS is an important delivery model for hosted virtual desktops, and NetApp's scalable storage and data management solution is critical to enabling a cost-effective, agile solution," says Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at NetApp. "By combining our advanced storage efficiency technologies with Desktone's platform, we're giving customers the capabilities they need to simplify management of large-scale, multitenant environments and streamline their business."

The Desktone-NetApp solution enables service providers and enterprises to benefit from:

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