Ericom and Desktone Enable HTML5 Access to Cloud-Based Windows Virtual Desktops and Applications


Providing simple, fast and cost-effective access to cloud-hosted desktops to anyone, on their favorite devices, anywhere

Closter, NJ and Chelmsford, MA (June 12, 2012) - Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, and Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced a partnership which provides customers and partners with high performance HTML5 browser-based access to the Desktone Platform, Desktone’s DaaS offering. This bundling of technologies is designed to offer a cost-effective, fast, and scalable cloud solution to users worldwide.

The Desktone Platform, enhanced with Ericom’s HTML5-based zero-client RDP access solution (AccessNow), and Ericom’s RDP Compression and Acceleration technology (Blaze), empowers Desktone customers and partners to access desktops from their device of choice. With these offerings, Desktone’s service provider partners can rapidly provision desktops to users on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization. This transforms desktops from a CAPEX to OPEX item and empowers Desktone users with full access to their Windows desktops in the cloud from any PC, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone or Android devices and smartphones.

"We’re very happy to partner with Desktone and offer our innovative technologies together," said Eran Heyman, Ericom Founder and CEO. "With Ericom AccessNow and Ericom Blaze, Desktone’s service provider partners are able to deliver their cloud Windows desktops and applications to a wide variety of end-user devices with a superior end-user experience."

“DaaS makes it easy for service providers to offer multiple types of virtual desktops, giving customers options for accessing desktops whenever and wherever they need them,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “With Ericom’s unique combination of fast, flexible and cost-effective solutions – including the superior user experience delivered by Blaze RDP acceleration technology and the flexibility provided by Ericom AccessNow – we’re able to deliver a simple, affordable alternative to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that streamlines organization operations and user productivity.”

For more information about Ericom AccessNow, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/Ericom_AccessNow_Products


For more information about Ericom Blaze, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/Ericom_Blaze



About Ericom
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualization and RDP Acceleration Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit http://www.ericom.com


About Desktone
Desktone is changing the way people buy and manage desktops. Desktone pioneered the concept of cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service (DaaS), the easiest and most affordable way to deploy hosted virtual desktops. Desktone’s DaaS offering provides all of the benefits of virtualized desktops without any of the hassles. By delivering virtual desktops in the cloud, Desktone enables enterprises to rapidly provision desktops to users connected on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization – transforming desktops from a CAPEX to OPEX item. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.


Ericom US Contact

Ilan Paretsky
ilan.paretsky@ericom.com
201-767-2210 x9718


Ericom UK Contact
Ian Platt
ian.platt@ericom.com
+44 845 644 3597


Desktone Contact
Kristin Villiotte
Schwartz MSL
desktone@schwartzmsl.com
781-684-0770