Sychron, provider of the world’s most comprehensive and cost effective solution for deploying and managing server-based virtual desktops, and Virtual Age Limited, a leading consultancy and managed service provider of virtualized infrastructure solutions in the United Kingdom, announced today a partnership that will deliver a public desktop cloud offering based upon Sychron OnDemand Desktop™. A free 30-day trial of The MyDesktopOnline™ service is available now to the public and private sectors throughout the UK.
The MyDesktopOnline™ service enables businesses to adapt quickly to changing business environments. MyDesktopOnline™ provides all of the benefits of a personal computer (PC) for each employee without the costs of internally managing desktops or reinvesting in expensive PCs. Affordable and easy to access and ideal for small to medium enterprises, desktop cloud services enables businesses to scale up or down and pay only for the desktops they need on a monthly, subscription basis. Regardless of their location, cloud users securely log in via web browser to access their desktops, which are hosted in a datacenter that Virtual Age manages.
Through its partnership with Sychron, Virtual Age is broadening its portfolio of public cloud and managed services to offer virtual desktops to the public and private sector, including a packaged partner program enabling resellers to provide cloud services to their customer base without any investment in building a cloud infrastructure. The partnership with Virtual Age expands Sychron’s global reseller footprint to the United Kingdom and Europe where Virtual Age offers its professional consultancy services.
“Desktop cloud services offers small-to-medium enterprises new avenues to reduce their IT costs and focus their attention on delivering the products and services that drive their business,” said Alex McLoughlin, director of Virtual Age Limited. “Our partnership with Sychron is a strategic move to extend our expertise in virtualization onto the desktop. We chose Sychron and their product OnDemand Desktop, because they offered us the building blocks for a cost effective business model and intuitive, but advanced, management software to effectively deliver our MyDesktopOnline™ service across the United Kingdom.”
“Sychron understands the business challenges and product needs of cloud providers. We designed OnDemand Desktop with a powerful feature set that manages large numbers of desktops with ease and optimizes the investment of the underlying IT resources,” said Steve Kiser, president and CEO of Sychron. “Our exclusive partnership with Virtual Age opens up the benefits of virtual desktops to a new range of UK businesses that otherwise could not afford to build and manage their own virtual desktop infrastructure. With the expertise and quality of service commitments from Virtual Age, businesses all across the UK will enjoy new levels of security and efficiency in desktop management.”
About Sychron OnDemand Desktop
Sychron OnDemand Desktop 4.0 is a complete virtual workspace management solution designed to scale according to the IT environment. Offering an integrated connection broker, provisioning engine, and load balancing system, OnDemand Desktop features an intuitive interface and advanced automation to minimize hands-on tasks required for day-to-day management. OnDemand Desktop’s ability to support heterogeneous environments, whether hypervisors, physical servers or thin clients, enables customers to reduce up front capital expenditures and grow according to business needs and evolving requirements.
About Virtual Age Limited
Virtual Age (virtualage.co.uk) is a leading UK innovator of virtualized infrastructure solutions delivering successful virtualization projects for private and public sector customers. Virtual Age offers cloud and managed services through their datacenters, consultations, and implementations for consolidation and virtualization, management and automation, business continuity, and backup and recovery. Virtual Age customers include BAE Systems, Ashurst and BGC Partners.
Founded in 2006, Sychron (sychron.com) is the world’s most comprehensive and cost effective solution for deploying and managing server-based virtual desktops. Sychron products enable the fast delivery of secure, server-based desktops to end users in enterprises of all types and sizes. The company’s products work across various platforms, including VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft. Sychron is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Oxford, United Kingdom.