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Cloud-workspace provider IndependenceIT on Tuesday announced the general availability of Cloud Workspace Suite 4.2, the newest version of its workplace-as-a-service (WaaS) enablement software.
This version provides “greater control” over how offerings are built and delivered on a customer-by-customer basis to match customer workloads on Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, Artisan Infrastructure and other cloud platforms, according to the company.
New features improve controls over how the platform is aligned with compute, memory and capacity resources under management to accelerate performance in customer environments, IndependenceIT said.
Seth Bostock, IndependenceIT’s CEO, tells Channel Partners that Version 4.2 will make service delivery more efficient and allow partners to tailor their “solution to the specific needs of their customer unlike many of the other solutions that are ‘one size fits all.’”
“Our partners realize that the ability to customize their solutions on [the] Cloud Workspace Suite software platform is an important competitive advantage, helping them to remove the barriers to gaining the full-value WaaS,” he said. “Version 4.2 is another leap forward and addresses key limitations that are found in legacy alternatives. Our partners have validated these most recent enhancements and understand the value they provide.”
Cloud Workspace Suite is software that allows IT administrators to orchestrate, manage and provision all elements necessary for automated, multi-platform, hypervisor/device agnostic workspaces, applications and DaaS.
“Organizations that choose a modern WaaS offering over traditional VDI or alternative cloud-enablement solutions are doing so because the approach removes the need to purchase, manage and maintain complex infrastructure,” said Karin Kelley, an analyst with Structure Research. “With the latest release of CWS, IndependenceIT has added more automation and customization features that will enable its service-provider partners to meet the demands of the fast-growing WaaS market.”
In August, IndependenceIT launched an enhanced partner program for MSPs, VARs and ISVs.
“We are 100 percent channel focused so our partners are the only way we achieve success,” Bostock said. “Our focus is to build great software that enable our partners to efficiently deliver workspace solutions to their customers.”