Rackspace Offers Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform in EU

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Rackspace(R) Hosting launched a new Hosted Virtual Desktop platform, a service which enables customers to host their virtual desktops on a choice of dedicated and/or cloud-based infrastructures by leveraging desktop virtualisation technologies from Citrix, NetApp and other Rackspace solution partners.

The Rackspace Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) platform combines compute platforms with scalable and efficient NetApp(R) storage to enable the provisioning of virtual desktops quickly through desktop cloning. By using the new service to host desktop virtualisation solutions, such as Citrix XenDesktop(R) and Citrix XenApp(TM), companies benefit from on-demand virtual desktops and applications on almost any device, including PCs, smartphones and even tablets.

"We're tapping our community of partners and their networks to provide our European customers with a hosted virtual desktop platform that offers them choices," said David Kelly, UK MD and SVP of International, Rackspace. "Providing Fanatical Support on top of our solutions portfolio produces exceptional business outcomes for our customers and that is what we do best. By working with partners such as Citrix and its network of nearly 9,000 global partners, enterprises now have instant access to the infrastructure they need, whether it's a dedicated environment for virtual desktop infrastructure or for shared hosted desktops."

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