Rackspace Hosting announced at Citrix Summit 2011 today the availability of the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform.
It utilizes Rackspace’s hosting services and may be paired with industry leading desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix and other joint channel partners. The offering enables customers to host their virtual desktops on their choice of dedicated and/or cloud solutions.
The Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform combines RackConnect and partner solutions to deliver an unmatched solution in the marketplace.
With RackConnect, customers can deploy a virtual desktop solution that utilizes Private Cloud to help address security and compliance concerns and to manage and control servers while benefiting from the scale and cost effectiveness of the CloudServers for XenApp environments.
The Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform can also allow customers to reduce deployment times of upgrades and new infrastructure deployments while reducing CAPEX.
By working with Rackspace, channel partners and VARs can add the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform to their portfolio of offerings, without the additional expenses associated with purchasing the hardware and hiring resources to manage the environment.
The Rackspace offering will also be available directly to resellers through the Rackspace Partner Program.