VMware, Cisco, NetApp and Equinix Partner to Offer “OneStep” Adoption of Desktops as a Service

Feb 11, 2014
Louis Cheng


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By David Grant, Senior Director, DaaS Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

This morning I’m excited to announce a new turnkey Desktops as a Service (DaaS) solution related to our ongoing efforts to help cloud providers deliver simple, cost-effective DaaS. Through a partnership with best-of-breed technology from leading cloud vendors, we are delivering the industry’s only turnkey solution for service providers to offer DaaS.

The new “OneStep” solution is a collaboration between VMware, Cisco, NetApp and Equinix that enables a foundation for service providers to deliver the most cost-effective DaaS offering in the market. The DaaS market is growing rapidly and many service providers want to offer their customers cloud-hosted desktops but may find the process of getting from idea to a profitable production environment daunting. Cloud services have unique requirements that differ from traditional in-house IT infrastructures. Some who have tried to retrofit a solution that works perfectly for in-house use-cases into a cloud model have experienced issues. Best-of-breed infrastructure stacks purpose-built for cloud workloads are virtually impossible to achieve from a single vendor. The OneStep solution offers one validated solution that will deliver highly scalable, cost effective DaaS.

By creating a combined solution complete with a tailored DaaS financial model, NetApp Capital Solutions will enable service providers to minimize their cash outlay to better focus on building their business and develop customer demand. Signing one contract takes an enormous amount of process and administration out of the procurement activity for service providers – something that they are often seeking but rarely achieve with multi-vendor best-of-breed technology stacks.

So if you are a service provider that is looking to accelerate your subscription revenue and start delivering DaaS, it is as easy as 5 steps:

  1. Book an appointment with us
  2. Choose your DaaS configuration and go-to-market model
  3. Sign one contract with NetApp Financial Services
  4. Take delivery of the equipment
  5. Start selling!

Check out this video to better understand the program:

If you are here at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) feel free to drop by Cisco, NetApp or VMware booths to learn more. You can also learn more about the VMware Horizon DaaS Platform or the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) for partners on our website or contact VMware sales for more information.

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