The first genuine business-enabled DaaS solution in the cloud
Login Consultants, leading IT specialist in desktop solutions based on Server Based Computing (SBC) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), has developed the Login Online Desktop for organizations from 250 to 5,000 workplaces, a 100% cloud solution for Desktop as a Service (DaaS).
The future starts today
“We are convinced that the desktop in the cloud – or a hybrid variant partly on premise – is the best IT workspace for the future. During the last years, some of our customers were looking for a cloud solution and came back disappointed from this adventure, asking if we could offer a solution. Now, we have the perfect answer to the question: the Login Online Desktop,” said Chris van Werkhoven, Product Manager Login Online Desktop at Login Consultants. “There is much interest for this solution, even before the launch of our Online Desktop there were three organizations already doing a pilot.”
An enterprise solution, but developed for the cloud
With Login Online Desktop, Login Consultants is one of the first that offers a full cloud enabled DaaS solution based on VMware Horizon DaaS (previously Desktone). Desktops are provisioned from the cloud using a unique purposed built product for the cloud instead of – like many others are trying to do – selling enterprise solutions as cloud solutions. “The advantages of this true cloud solution are evident. Innovation is built into the cloud platform and technical developments are dynamically implemented. Also, the platform has high-availability by design, an unlimited scalability over multiple geographical dispersed locations and data centers, and is multi-tenant,” van Werkhoven continued. “Multi-tenancy is extremely important for cloud solutions because this enables secure and clear separation of roles and activities between the service provider, IT and the customer.”
Existing DaaS solutions in the cloud are just ‘empty’ desktops, to which a customer has to add business applications, policies and back office integration. Login Consultants uses the multi-tenancy of the VMware platform to create a business-enabled online desktop, which enables the clear separation of roles. Login Consultants is engaging partnerships with various national and international service providers in order to meet specific geographic requirements e.g. for compliance. “The service providers do what they are really good at: providing and maintaining servers and infrastructures in their data centers including the VDI solutions (IaaS). Our added value lies in business-enablement,” added van Werkhoven. “We are the bridge between the service provider and the IT department at the customer. We projected our years of experience, best practices and our own management tools on the cloud to completely relieve the customer. We offer an enterprise desktop from the cloud, which is provided with a personalized workspace, as well as business applications and an Enterprise App store. This workspace is fully managed and is optimally tailored to the organization. This way, we also do exactly what we are good at.”
The promise of the mobile cloud era
VMware's End-User Computing mission concerns radically simplifying IT, so customers can run any application at any place and any time,” said Ton Hermes, Specialist SE and spokesperson End-User Computing at VMware. “We are pleased to cooperate with Login Consultants so we can provide customers more choice for their business desktop environments. The Login Online Desktop, based on VMware Horizon DaaS and desktop virtualization technology, enables Windows-based applications and desktops to run on any device and thus fulfills the promise of the mobile cloud era, without compromise.”
Low all-in price per desktop
For this fully managed desktop, the customer pays a fixed price per desktop per month which is relatively low because the cloud allows matches the required capacity with the needs of the organization and additionally saves on various licenses. The implementation of business-enabled DaaS with Login Online Desktop is addressed as a project under the guidance of Login Consultants.