network provider, Exponential-e, has announced that it is enhancing its Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) proposition. Using Exponential-e’s wholly owned 100 Gigabit Ethernet Network, businesses will be able to run desktop infrastructures in a virtualised environment. As part of the offering, Exponential-e will also offer companies an uncontended, private connection to Intermedia’s Email, Security, Mobility, Archiving, File Share and Collaboration services.
The hosted service will operate within the Local Area Network (LAN) and on the clean side of the firewall, resolving privacy concerns. Organisations can combine Exponential-e's private managed desktop with Intermedia's business applications, delivered using a private Cloud, to ensure that corporate data is only provisioned in a secure environment. Since virtual desktops sit on the LAN, they continue to be controlled by the existing IT policies and staff but remove the need for organisations to manage the user experience for each device.
The offering will also support SMBs that need computing resources, which can be scaled or contracted to support business needs and future growth. The hosted service means companies no longer need to rely solely on their existing architecture and can simply spin-up additional desktops when further capacity is required. To help organisations easily manage the service, Exponential-e offers a flexible model that means businesses only pay for the services they use and are billed on a monthly basis. The solution is delivered through a single end-to-end Service Level Agreement (SLA) that ensures businesses receive consistent network performance, with a single point of contact to manage the solution.
Commenting on the launch Richard Walters, General Manager for Intermedia EMEA said: "All too often we see businesses spending excessive amounts of time and money on outdated internal computer systems.
"With Office In The Cloud, businesses can pay per month, per user and operate from any device with an internet connection, avoiding the need for any high initial outlay while providing the flexibility, support and peace of mind that all organisations need."