iland Extends Cloud to the Desktop

iland announced Wednesday the general availability of the iland Workforce Cloud, a unified platform that integrates desktop PCs, laptops and other devices with hosted servers, data and services. The unified solution allows secure desktop connections to hosted corporate data via the iland Workforce Cloud, which is supported by six existing iland cloud computing data centers located in North America and Europe.

“With the iland Workforce Cloud, we extend the benefits of cloud computing to the desktop environment,” explained Scott Sparvero, iland CEO. “We create a seamless, secure, cloud infrastructure solution that closes the loop between the desktop and the data center.”

The iland Workforce Cloud also delivers secure access for traveling or telecommuting workers while offering organizations the benefits of business continuity as well as simplified management. Because employee data is stored in the iland Workforce Cloud – not in a PC or vulnerable laptop – data is safe even if devices are stolen or destroyed. Restoring a user’s desktop to a new machine can be done in minutes.

“Disaster recovery is a key feature because solutions for desktops can be costly and complex,” said Sparvero. “But with our integrated infrastructure solution, the Workforce Cloud enables businesses to extend enterprise-class features to the desktop such as high availability, disaster recovery, and business continuity. By backing up desktops in our data center, businesses also benefit from greater fault tolerance and reliability while providing higher levels of availability to their end users.”

In addition to providing workforce mobility and data protection, the iland Workforce Cloud allows companies to simplify desktop management by creating standardized disk images that can be deployed, configured and migrated centrally.

“The iland Workforce Cloud lets us deliver cost-effective enterprise computing to everyone,” said Sparvero. “Our solution reduces total IT expenditures for desktops and laptops since any device with a Web browser or client can be used, including dumb terminals. The iland Workforce Cloud also allows businesses to reduce capital expenditures since it turns IT spending into a predictable operational expense paid on a monthly basis, including the ability to lease all the OS licenses from iland.”

The iland Workforce Cloud is available immediately within iland Private Cloud configurations.

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