Entering the Atomic Age, the Intel Nuke (NUC) that will Change Desktop Virtualization History! Powered by MaximumBit Desktop365
Over the last several months I have had the honor of evaluating a killer new solution that will forever change the Desktop Virtualization industry! The Intel NUC (pronounced nuke) small form factor is very disruptive and innovative, but it’s the power of ViewSonic’s distribution and MaximumBit Desktop365 that will truly make this a game changer. Think of this as VDI Out-of-the-Box (not VDI-in-a-Box)! The automation and management platform that MaximumBit built enables this tiny device to support a full Desktop Virtualization solution in less than an hour from unboxing, hopefully opening up new markets to the value of Citrix products. Read the full press release below, come find me at #CitrixSynergy, or stop by the ViewSonic booth (Booth #422) to learn more!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again:
2015 is the year of Time to Value!
ViewSonic Introduces Turnkey Desktop Virtualization Platform with the VSA100 Powered by MaximumBit’s Desktop365® Technology
World’s Smallest Form Factor for Next Generation Software Defined Workspaces, the New Server Appliance Combines Compute, Storage, and Networking for Greater IT Efficiencies
Brea, Calif. (May 12, 2015) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the VSA100 ViewSonic® Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit’s Desktop365®. The VSA100 delivers a powerful converged platform that dramatically streamlines one of the most complex IT projects – virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment. The VSA100 is ideal for small and medium businesses wanting the benefits of next generation software defined workspaces, but without the technical complexities and high costs.
ViewSonic and MaximumBit previously announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new integrated generation of software defined workspace platforms, positioned to change the way IT thinks about VDI deployment. The VSA100 is the first solution engineered from the partnership. As the world’s smallest form factor for next generation software defined workspaces, the VSA100 allows deployment of scalable hardware in a secure and reliable infrastructure that can be on-premise yet managed from the cloud. The VSA100 brings the power of the cloud in a form factor that can fit into a pocket.
“Desktop365® enables our server appliances to be deployed by SMBs with all the features, security, and performance that previously were only available to enterprise,” said Mike Holstein, Vice President of Business and Emerging Technologies for ViewSonic Americas. “We’ve actually had reports where our new solution reduces Citrix XenDesktop™ and XenApp™ installation and administration time by as much as 98%.”
Optimized with MaximumBit’s Desktop365® software, the VSA100 provides small and medium businesses with the Citrix features, performance, and security that enterprise IT managers have come to trust. A Setup Wizard provides an innovative and patent-pending process to provision and install the complete Citrix software stack on the VSA100 server appliance. The built-in Management Portal enables simplified administration by using template-based application image management and provisioning processes, provides a customizable application gallery that enables end users to subscribe and unsubscribe to corporate applications on-demand. A set of tools for User Support and IT operations streamlines and automates the most frequent and time consuming tasks and is scalable to grow with businesses.
“The patent-pending Desktop365® technology is based on more than 15 years of experience working with customers of all sizes, from small and medium business to global enterprises. The technology demonstrates years of expertise in building and deploying server-based computing technologies including virtual desktop infrastructure. The technology is created by a team of industry thought leaders, innovators and technology experts. Our goal with this technology was to resolve the biggest barriers to adoption customers and IT providers have faced for years. As a result, this technology is fundamentally changing the very core of how business computing is done,” said Darshan Arya, Chairman for MaximumBit Inc.
The VSA100 will be showcased at Citrix Synergy at the ViewSonic booth. The VSA100 will be available in Q4 2015.
ViewSonic and MaximumBit will conduct a breakout session at Citrix Synergy on May 14, 2015, from 2:30PM – 3:15PM in room W224C, session track: Virtualization, session number: SYN254. In this session, learn more about the VSA100 and the ground-breaking Desktop365® technology, how to deploy an enterprise-class VDI in under an hour, and much more.
Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leading visual solutions provider. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a portfolio of professional level visual solutions that enhance the way we compute, collaborate, communicate and connect. Our products include LED monitors, interactive commercial displays, touch displays, projectors, thin client, zero client and smart displays. To find out more about ViewSonic, visit viewsonic.com.
About MaximumBit, Inc.
Founded in 1999, MaximumBit, Inc. is a premier technology firm focused on development of revolutionary server-based computing technologies. Our ground-breaking Desktop365® was first designed in 2010 as one of the first “hybrid-cloud” solutions in the industry and has evolved into an offering that is truly revolutionizing business computing not only for end customers but for resellers, OEM’s, VAR’s, and cloud service providers. To find out more about MaximumBit, Inc., visit maximumbit.com.