Monday 10 June 2013

Announcement: DataCore VDS 2.0, The Virtual Desktop Server Overcomes the VDI Cost and Complexity Issues for Small to Mid-size Businesses

DataCore VDS 2.0 – The Virtual Desktop Server -DataCore VDS delivers powerful virtual desktops for less than the cost of a PC refresh
DataCore Software has announced the release of DataCore™ VDS 2.0 software to make it simple and cost-effective to deploy persistent ‘stateful’ virtual desktops.

The release adds a new 25 virtual desktop entry-level offering, priced to meet the needs of smaller scale VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) deployments and makes a number of significant enhancements to its virtual desktop server software platform. These include performance optimizations to speed response times; a new Hot Standby VDI server protection option; support for Single sign-on (SSO) access and Active Directory (AD); plus new wizards, templates and tools to achieve a higher degree of integration with Microsoft VDI and Windows Server 2012 platforms and their remote desktop and delivery services. The new DataCore VDS 2.0 software release is now available to customers via select authorised European solution providers who are trained and qualified to deliver simple to use, high-performance and cost-effective VDI solutions packaged and designed to meet the underserved needs of small to mid-sized businesses.

"DataCore VDS overcomes the VDI adoption issues for small to mid-size companies and addresses the major market need for affordable desktop virtualisation solutions in a climate where smaller budgets and the European crisis are impacting all IT decisions. It allows our solution provider partners to deliver cost-effective and highly productive VDI solutions, well matched for 25 to 200 virtual desktop environments. Unlike highly complex VDI solutions that are costly and designed for very large 1000 or more desktop projects, DataCore VDS 2.0 removes many of the most painful implementation obstacles while significantly reducing the cost per virtual desktop instance,” says Christian Hagen, vice president of DataCore EMEA. “DataCore finally makes it practical for small and medium enterprises to operate a virtual desktop infrastructure to improve their productivity and costs.”

DataCore VDS addresses the VDI paradox; designed and priced to meet pent up SMB market demand
The paradox is simple, small and medium businesses want to adopt desktop virtualisation for the same reasons large enterprises do – to reduce desktop management costs, improve productivity and increase business agility, but they can't afford enterprise-class solutions since they cost a fortune and are overkill for smaller environments.

Unlike VDI offerings aimed at ‘Big Companies’ on the market which are complex and require many 1000’s of desktops to justify the high costs involved, DataCore VDS dramatically lowers the complexity and significantly reduces the cost per VDI instance. The solution is priced and sized for small, medium sized businesses and departmental users. DataCore VDS addresses this underserved market with cost-effective and simple to use solutions specifically designed to meet the budgets of 25 to 200 virtual desktop deployments. Most importantly, DataCore VDS makes it economically possible to not sacrifice performance while maintaining a ‘true’ desktop user experience.

DataCore VDS - The Virtual Desktop Server
DataCore VDS is a VDI solution that builds on DataCore’s architectural and storage saving advantages to make it economically feasible to deploy and operate persistent 'stateful' virtual desktop environments at a lower cost and higher performance than alternatives.

DataCore VDS serves complete virtual desktops which are ‘stateful’ (or persistent), they deliver a similar user experience as if a user were located directly on a physical desktop or laptop PC. With ‘stateful’ virtual desktops, an end-user is assigned a virtual machine for their own use to browse, to do downloads and to run their personal applications. Turn the virtual desktop off and then back on and it retains the ‘State’ of what you were doing just like when you close and open a laptop, it functions like your own private desktop, it’s just virtual.

DataCore VDS delivers powerful virtual desktops for less than the cost of a PC refresh
DataCore VDS is the easy and affordable virtual desktop solution designed for SMBs. It deploys on a single server, and includes the tools Windows® administrators need to rapidly deliver centrally-managed virtual desktops to any user for less than the cost of new PCs.

The DataCore VDS highly efficient architecture eliminates up to 75 percent of VDI costs without compromising performance and most importantly the user experience.

DataCore VDS is:
• Simple and Fast to Install, Administer and Use
- Runs on off-the-shelf servers; any storage
- Intuitive and easy for administrators to use
• Affordable and Super Storage Efficient
- Uses a fraction of storage compared to other VDI architectures
• A High Performance Optimized Architecture
- Delivers ‘Best in Class’ price performance
- Optimally manages I/O traffic and caches to achieve high performance
• A Powerful ‘Stateful’ Virtual Desktop Computing Solution
- True Desktop computing. What users expect!

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