By Sumit Dhawan, VP and GM of Desktop, End-User Computing, VMware
As we kick off VMware Partner Exchange 2014, I’m excited to make some announcements in the rapidly emerging market of cloud-delivered Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS).
We are announcing the availability of the industry’s first end-to-end software platform for DaaS, VMware Horizon DaaS Platform (previously Desktone), that provides a complete software stack for service providers to build a cloud-based DaaS offering at scale. With the close of the acquisition just four short months ago, VMware Horizon DaaS Platform integrates three key software ingredients for building a scalable DaaS offering into a single platform:
- The industry’s leading secure multi-tenant broker and orchestrator
- Mobile and cloud-optimized virtual desktop delivery technology with great user experience
- The world’s most widely used virtualization and cloud platform.
IDC predicts that the market for cloud-hosted desktops will grow at 85% CAGR over the next 5 years and near $1 billion. We envision high customer and partner interest will lead to significant growth in DaaS clouds.