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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:08

NaviSite’s Desktop-as-a-Service solution provides high-end graphic capabilities on a budget

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NaviSite Introduces a new desktop-as-a-service solution that leverages NVIDIA’s hardware-accelerated graphics processing units GRID technology to deliver fast high-end graphics applications on a thin client.

Businesses are finding more and more applications for graphics processors and the latest application to find a home for their blindingly fast image manipulation is virtualised desktops. NaviSite has launched of a leading-edge Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that uses NVIDIA’s GRID technology and claims it brings desktop virtualisation for even the most intensive graphics workloads to a broader audience of end-users using engineering, design, and multimedia applications.

The solution brings the full benefit of NVIDIA hardware-accelerated graphics to the Cloud, using the chip manufacturers GPU hardware acceleration across multiple virtual desktops without they claim “compromising the overall graphics experience.”

NaviSite claims users across a number of industries including architectural design, manufacturing and higher education will now be able to access 3D renderings and run high performance graphics applications using a traditional PC or thin client. The DaaS platform, allows users to get a dedicated GPU processor that can run mission critical applications and support large data processing tasks, freeing up the system’s core processor and memory to deliver greater system performance. 

Additionally the solution also allows businesses to:

Scale on-demand - IT can easily and quickly provision desktop environments based on the immediate needs of the business.

Enhance Security and Compliance - Users can store sensitive information, such as 3D product design or off-shore hi-res maps in NaviSite’s state-of-the-art SSAE 16 compliant NaviCloud data centres, providing a high level of security and compliance.  

Minimise Capital Costs - Businesses no longer need to continually update their hardware, reducing the amount of capital expenditure required for virtual desktop deployments.

 “We have expanded our industry-leading DaaS portfolio to enable graphic intensive processing workloads in an extremely cost effective, flexible and scalable model without compromising performance,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, GM, NaviSite. “Our partnership with NVIDIA furthers our leadership in bringing the full promise of desktop virtualisation to enterprises.”

“NaviSite’s solution using NVIDIA GRID technology enables all users in high-end graphic work environments to have a great experience no matter where they are. The platform allows enterprises to take advantage of the many benefits of a cloud-hosted PC and still maintain the high quality graphic experience these industries require,” said Andrew Cresci, GM of the GRID business at NVIDIA.

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