Fujitsu unveils virtual Desktop-as-a-Service platform

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Fujitsu has further expanded its service provider programme with a virtual Desktop-as-a-Service offering for channel partners and service providers in the UK.

The first offering to combine the expertise of its services and products, the IT giant’s vDaaS platform has been designed to help MSPs focus on business competence and service integration rather than technology maintenance.

Fujitsu vDaaS allows employees to use applications and data securely from any device, with a business’ cloud desktops instantly accessible securely from a UK datacentre. Fully scalable, the cloud-based service can be moulded to the demands of both large and small sized organisations, with per-month and per-user pricing.

Fujitsu said the platform is a direct response to increasing market demand for an enhanced employee experience among SMBs. According to the firm’s research, the number of users within organisations using a DaaS model is expected to reach 28% by 2022, with the figure tipped to rise to 42% in five years’ time.

“The traditional IT channel is changing; more of our channel partners are looking to evolve their business models and grow their annuity revenue, and our service provider partners are transitioning into service integrators to add more value to their customers,” said Leigh Schvartz, head of cloud and managed provider offerings at Fujitsu.

“Fujitsu vDaaS removes the barriers to setting up a service in a high growth market, enabling our partners to add a new revenue stream to their business with no up-front cost or risk.”

The platform also includes secure UK hosting with Cogeco Peer 1, enabling providers to offer customers a full workplace system for their business. Thanks to its hybrid model, partners also can opt to implement vDaaS from Fujitsu’s cloud, from their own datacentre or from on their customer’s site.

“Fujitsu’s service provider program is a very exciting development within the industry and Cogeco Peer 1 is proud to be a founding member,” commented Susan Bowen, President of Cogeco Peer 1. “As a company, we are delighted to have been chosen to power this new virtual Desktop-as-a-Service offering.”

Daniel Todd

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