April 10, 2014
NTT Communications Launches Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Service through New U.S.-based Platform
- Enhanced "Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure" goes live today -
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced today the immediate U.S.-market launch of Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, a virtual desktop service providing enterprise users with cloud-based access to office desktop environments from anyplace at any time for enhanced global productivity and security.
Supported by servers and other infrastructure newly built in the United States, Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure helps globally active enterprises to protect information, standardize IT governance and integrate desktop environments with standardized cloud infrastructure rather than having to build desktop environments in each country. PC environments in overseas locations can now be constructed and managed from within the United States on an integrated basis.
Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is linked to Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s global network service for enterprises, to provide fast, free connection to cloud infrastructure. A convenient customer portal simplifies the addition of new accounts and creation of operating system images. Virtual desktops can be used as much and as often as needed. For service costs, please see the attachment.
The service incorporates XenDesktop by Citrix Systems, so screen transfers do not leave data in the user’s device, meaning that employees can use PCs, tablets and other devices safely and as required, depending on their location and nature of business. Internet access to the service assures wide availability for seamless use of virtual devices regardless of location.
Going forward, NTT Com plans to launch Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platforms in other markets, including Europe and ex-Japan Asia, as well as enhance the customer portal with added functionality.
"Citrix is developing leading desktop-as-a-service (DAAS) provider programs and new technologies that partners use to differentiate their businesses," said Mitch Parker, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix Cloud Services, Citrix Systems Inc. "Incorporation of XenDesktop in NTT Com’s Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure will enable U.S. companies to better satisfy their global computing needs. The combination of industry-leading desktop virtualization technology with U.S.-based cloud service platforms will ensure that customers worldwide can use desktop virtual environments safely on a highly flexible and expandable service platform."
"Citrix Systems Japan welcomes NTT Com’s launch of Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure in the U.S. market, following its Japan launch in 2012," said Michael King, President & CEO, Citrix Systems Japan KK. "With Citrix® XenDesktop® as one of its core components, Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enhances the productivity of global employees and expands the choices for cloud-based desktop virtualization services amid growing interest in DaaS."
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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