• Fujitsu launches new Virtual Desktop-as-a-Service platform

        • Fujitsu has launched its new virtual Desktop-as-a-Service (vDaaS) offering to channel partners and service providers in the UK, as part of its recently launched service provider program.

          The offering will enable Fujitsu’s channel partners and service providers to leverage the full strength of Fujitsu to grow annuity-based business, without up-front risk, and focus on business competence and service integration rather than maintaining a technology stack.

          The new offering responds to the market demand for enhanced employee experience within the SMB and mid-market segments. The number of users within an organisation using a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) model is expected to rise to 28 percent in three years’ time, followed by 42 per cent in five years’. This is according to Fujitsu’s latest research, which also found that 64 per cent of senior IT decision makers agree they will likely use DaaS as a route to Windows 10 when faced with the impending Windows 7 end of support deadline in January 2020. This number rises to 72 per cent for organisations with less than 1000 employees.

          Fujitsu vDaaS transforms the workplace by empowering employees to connect, collaborate and innovate wherever they are. For businesses looking for rapid and lower-cost adoption of virtual desktops, Fujitsu vDaaS enables employees to use applications and data securely from any device and businesses’ cloud desktops are instantly available securely from a UK datacentre. As a fully scalable cloud-based solution, it meets the demands of both large and small organisations, owing to its simple and transparent pricing model. Businesses can start from as little as 20 seats and grow, with the ability to flex up and down for short term requirements as the service is priced per month and per user.

          Leigh Schvartz, Head of Cloud and Managed Provider Offerings at Fujitsu UK and Ireland said, “the traditional IT channel is changing; more of our channel partners are looking to evolve their business models and grow their annuity revenue, and our service provider partners are transitioning into service integrators to add more value to their customers. As a recognised Canalys Channel Champion, and industry leading global IT services company, Fujitsu is best placed to help our partners on this journey. Fujitsu vDaaS removes the barriers to setting up a service in a high growth market, enabling our partners to add a new revenue stream to their business with no up-front cost or risk. In addition, Fujitsu being recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Europe, 2019 for Managed Workplace Services gives customers peace of mind in our ability to execute.”

          Other benefits of the service include secure UK hosting with Cogeco Peer 1 (a founding member of Fujitsu’s service provider program, who recently announced its new owner Digital Colony), disaster recovery to other global vDaaS regions, direct connections into other public cloud services as well as complementary infrastructure, application and colocation services provided by Cocego Peer 1 – allowing partners to deliver a full workplace solution. Partners can also benefit from a truly hybrid model, using vDaaS from Fujitsu’s cloud, from their own datacentre, or on their customers’ site depending on requirements. This hybrid model offers the full benefits of vertical and horizontal scaling as well as Fujitsu´s Digital Workplace Services, and Fujitsu’s leading range of client computing devices for the user endpoints.  

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