Konect Center brings Hybrid Cloud Workspace Mobility with HPE Helion OpenStack®




The race is on, and Konect Center is emerging as a leader in hybrid cloud workspace mobility. Businesses are getting tired of unnecessary IT costs and headaches when looking for an effective publishing solution. They have users and those users need access to their desktops and applications; it really shouldn’t be so terribly complicated, yet until recently it has been.


The only options up until now have been a couple solutions that provide excellent remote access however they take customers off the native Microsoft protocols and move them to proprietary protocols that really just do the same thing. But is this the best way? Sure you get to tell everyone how high your budget is, but will your IT admin get weekends off? Do your users really need the extra add-ons (and don’t be fooled here) that come at a cost? Does this path really lead to the most improved ROI?


Konect Center expands on solving these problems: to simplify hybrid workspace mobility and give businesses a viable alternative for application and desktop publishing regardless of where those resources are located.


It’s a very complicated world, and that’s why the desktopsites team has worked incredibly hard to simplify the complex so that you don’t have to... Continue Reading...


It’s all about mobility! WaaS Market expected to reach $18 Billion by 2022 globally


According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research  “Workspace as a Service (WaaS) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2022”, the global WaaS market is forecast to reach US$ 18,375.7 Mn by 2022. 


Browse the full Workspace as a Service (WaaS) Market (By Type - Desktop as a Service (Distributed Virtual Desktop and Centralized Virtual Desktop), Application as a Service, System Integration Service, Managed Service, and Consulting Service) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2022 report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/workspace-as-a-service-waas-market.html.


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Application Developers: Completing the Intercloud Ecosystem Puzzle


"ISVs are known for innovation and it will be great to have them developing modern, next-generation applications that will help us all, collectively, capture the Internet of Everything (IoE) opportunity. After all, the last mile in IoE will be made up of partners innovating. Plain and simple."

- Edison Peres, SVP

Cloud and Managed Services Partner Organization





During the past year, the pieces of our Intercloud strategy have been falling into place. We’ve built out the technology, created services and orchestrated a robust partner ecosystem.

The reality is that Cisco is placing a big bet on our partners. We believe that a partner-centric strategy will prove to be the winning cloud model. We believe that by working with our partners we can move more quickly, deliver more innovation, and provide global scale and local presence.


Today we’re announcing that 35 independent software vendors (ISVs) will join the Intercloud partner ecosystem. The addition of these application developers not only adds another piece to the Intercloud Ecosystem puzzle, it actually completes the picture.

Read the full Cisco Blog here.

Top 5 VDI-related Pro Tips


If you are already deploying or thinking about deploying VDI for your users, there are many important factors to consider. Cost, complexity, and increased CapEx give way to flexibility, scalability, and even lower OpEx in some cases when workstyle efficiency and productivity is considered.


VDI is a fantastic option for shift workers, task workers, and even specific environment workers, however it is not without its problems and IT headaches. Some problems can be fixed with software products and solutions, while the biggest IT headaches surround user habits and knowledge-base.


These issues can be more of a problem for IT than anything else, however you can eliminate or at least limit the amount of user errors by educating them on how VDI and BYOD works right from the get-go.


Eddie Lockhart, Assistant Site Editor for TechTarget, recently wrote an excellent article on the “intangible” issues surrounding VDI deployments such as user error, printing, bandwidth issues and more. To further this blog, it should be noted that with simple mind-set changes we can eliminate most of these user issues that IT has to deal with on a regular basis.


Here are the top 5 Pro Tips that can help users understand that, especially when it comes to VDI management, the IT struggle is real and users can help alleviate IT headaches. Continue Reading...



Knowing Your VDI Workstation Type: The SWAG Bag Example




“It's important for IT to communicate to users that their settings won't save so they know before they waste time making changes.” - Eddie Lockhart, Assistant Site Editor, TechTarget


Users of VDI workstations commonly run into issues when saving settings and personalization - why can some personalize their VDI desktops while others lose their settings as soon as they log out? 


This is actually quite a simple question to answer, and IT headaches would be reduced if users just simply knew the answer.


In this short blog we briefly overview the 2 major types of VDI workstations without getting too far into why or when to use them, and also explain the saved settings issue with a simple thought experiment - the SWAG Bag Example... Continue reading...



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