Whilst the growth for cloud based applications has exploded over the past decade, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been slow to keep pace with the market and only more recently has broken.
With the growing demand for flexible working environments and many employees wanting to use their own devices at work utilising phones, tablets and slates, the IT department has come under tremendous pressure to support employees with an IT solution allowing for the adoption of the BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) model.
Now the cloud-hosted VDI solution has become a reality with the launch of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), the savvy reseller is cashing in on this opportunity due to the substantial up-take from SME and Enterprise organisations.
This growth is set to increase due to Microsoft withdrawing their support mid-July 2015 of server 2003. It is estimated that over 700,000 companies are still using this software and all will now need to look at alternative solutions or risk relying on unsupported systems.
Gary Conner, Sales Director at Square 1 Products explains “The Desktop-as-a-Service solution from Square 1 Products is now available for resellers to jump on to the band wagon and enjoy an ARPU that eclipses just about any other product within their portfolio. We’ve found this solution a simple sell for resellers with the instant appeal for the end-user being the reduction of up to 40% on capital expenditure while concurrently enabling them to fulfil the businesses need for the BYOD model without compromising data security.
Furthermore using our white label service, reseller’s end customers can migrate their entire systems across painlessly or start slowly by moving Exchange or remote back up first, followed by other requirements later. Growing companies can start their new people on the hosted system and migrate existing staff at a later date once they have seen the benefits first hand.