VMware says it can be sold by partners the same way as on-premises VMware virtual desktops with a standard SKU, and partners can retain the billing relationship with customers. Additionally, cloud service providers can offer value-added services around the virtualized desktops.
"Customers want simple deployment and management of enterprise cloud desktops without the capital expense required to modernize their desktop infrastructure and VMware Horizon DaaS helps them achieve this," says Sam Gross, CTO of IT outsourcing specialist CompuCom. "VMware Horizon DaaS wrapped with additional solutions from CompuCom will enable customers to offload many of the desktop administration responsibilities for a truly hosted offering."
VMware says Horizon DaaS is immediately available through select channel partners and resellers in the U.S. and expects to expand the service globally later in the year.
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