NTT Communications Corporation, the data, cloud and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced the U.S.-market launch of Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
It is a virtual desktop service providing enterprise users with cloud-based access to office desktop environments from anyplace at any time for enhanced global productivity and security.
Supported by servers and other infrastructure newly built in the United States, Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure helps globally active enterprises to protect information, standardize IT governance and integrate desktop environments with standardized cloud infrastructure rather than having to build desktop environments in each country.
PC environments in overseas locations can now be constructed and managed from within the United States on an integrated basis.
Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is linked to Arcstar Universal One, NTT Com’s global network service for enterprises, to provide fast, free connection to cloud infrastructure.
A customer portal simplifies the addition of new accounts and creation of operating system images. Virtual desktops can be used as much and as often as needed.
The service incorporates XenDesktop by Citrix Systems, so screen transfers do not leave data in the user’s device, meaning that employees can use PCs, tablets and other devices safely and as required, depending on their location and nature of business.
“Citrix is developing leading desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider programs and new technologies that partners use to differentiate their businesses,” said Mitch Parker, VP, Citrix Cloud Services, Citrix Systems Inc. “Incorporation of XenDesktop in NTT Com’s Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure will enable U.S. companies to better satisfy their global computing needs.”
Internet access to the service assures wide availability for seamless use of virtual devices regardless of location, says the company.
NTT Com plans to launch Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure platforms in other markets, including Europe and ex-Japan Asia, as well as enhance the customer portal with added functionality.
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises.