AgreeYa Launches Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Offering for Small and Medium Business Segment
New offering leverages cloud computing for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
Folsom, CA – May 5, 2011 – AgreeYa Solutions, Inc., announced today that it has launched a new offering to provide Desktop As A Service (DaaS), a new cost-effective service to deploy cloud-based desktops that features zero upfront costs, no software or hardware to deploy, and flexible deployment and pricing options.
This new service will be delivered in conjunction with Webion’s enterprise-class data center, Quest Software’s vWorkspace product for desktop virtualization management, and AgreeYa’s managed service environment, to give customers virtual desktops at a significantly lower cost than those typically associated with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and traditional desktop environments. AgreeYa’s DaaS solution eliminates the high upfront capital investment needed with VDI and the ongoing capital expenses of managing complex environments by providing the virtual desktop environment in the cloud.
"We have been providing VDI services to enterprises and this is a great extension of those services to help small and medium organizations take advantage of a fast, easy way to realize the flexibility, cost savings and security promises of cloud computing and VDI. By teaming with Webion, a world class enterprise colocation and service provider, and Quest Software, the leading provider of VDI management tools, we are enabling businesses to quickly and easily transition to an innovative, agile, pay-as-you-go, yet low-risk, ‘as-a-service’ offering without sacrificing reliability and security. Not only is AgreeYa’s DaaS solution priced much lower than other offerings, customers can experience virtual desktops in a matter of hours with our Fast Start trial,” said Ajay Kaul, Managing Partner of AgreeYa Solutions.
Michael Lamb, CEO of Webion, stated, "We are really excited to work with AgreeYa and especially thrilled to be a part of their DaaS solution. Now more than ever, it is essential for customers to have access to cost-effective, easily-deployed desktops solutions. AgreeYa’s expertise in VDI for the enterprise market is extremely valuable and makes them a natural choice for small and medium companies looking to leverage this caliber of expertise. With the AgreeYa DaaS, organizations can now rapidly provision desktops, scaling up or down as their needs dictate without worrying about upfront capital – it’s a no-brainer."
"Organizations want to take advantage of virtual desktops in the easiest way possible. Quest vWorkspace brings a comprehensive and flexible desktop virtualization solution to help AgreeYa deliver DaaS at an attractive price point with an easy on-ramp. The AgreeYa DaaS solution provides instant availability and expansion, and makes cloud-based virtual desktops a reality," said Jon Rolls, vice president, product management, Quest Software Desktop Virtualization Group.
The AgreeYa DaaS service is powered by Quest Software’s vWorkspace product and can utilize VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V or Microsoft Terminal Server software. The service is fast and easy to implement – customers simply convert their desktop workloads to workloads on AgreeYa’s servers and pay a monthly per-desktop fee, and they can be up and running with the new service in just days. Available immediately from AgreeYa, companies can evaluate how easy it is to deploy virtual desktops via the AgreeYa DaaS by signing up for a free Fast Start seven-day trial. For more information, contact DaaS@agreeya.com or call (916) 294-0075
About AgreeYa Solutions
AgreeYa Solutions is a global company that leverages industry-leading blend of technology, consulting, outsourcing and staffing services to boost our customers’ efficiency, productivity and competitive advantage. Through a consultative approach and utilization of a global delivery model, AgreeYa provides Collaboration and Social Communication (MS SharePoint 2010/SocialXtendTM), Mobility (Android, iPhone, Windows 7/CE, Blackberry), Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Application Development and Maintenance, Product Development and Maintenance, and Software Testing solutions that are cost-effective and deliver results. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Folsom, California, AgreeYa is an SEI CMMI and ISO 9001:2008 certified company with global operations in India, China, Korea, UAE, Singapore, and Mexico.
Webion Internet Services is a world class enterprise colocation and Internet service provider that combines cutting-edge technology with years of industry experience to craft innovative, dependable solutions for our customers. Specializing in managed hosting, colocation, high-speed connectivity, and disaster recovery services, Webion delivers a specialized set of customer-focused solutions that allow our customers to boost their productivity while increasing their bottom line, worry-free. For more information about Webion Internet services, visit us online at: www.webion.net.
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) simplifies and reduces the cost of managing IT for more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments. For more information about Quest solutions for application management, database management, Windows management, virtualization management, and IT management, go to www.quest.com.