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dinCloud Announces First HTML5 Powered Hosted Virtual Desktop


dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses rapidly migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, today launched webHVD, a hosted virtual desktop (HVD) solution which leverages HTML5. Fast, secure, and easy to deploy, webHVD is a clientless web application extension, powered by HTML5 in Google¹s Chrome browser, that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Chromebook endpoints.

dinCloud¹s webHVD provides customers with a turnkey desktop which they can provision and start using in minutes. No VDI setup is required and no traditional software package to download or install. The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering includes a virtual private data center to manage user authentication, software-defined networking, virtualized storage, and compute power.

³HTML5 is the latest standard for how web browsers communicate on the Internet and is quickly making browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer, a single pane of glass for voice, video, instant messaging, collaboration, virtual desktop, and other functions. HTML5 offers many APIs which allow companies to take their innovations to the next level ­ something that dinCloud has done with webHVD,² said Walid Elemary, vice president of engineering and product development at dinCloud. ³We took the number one rated hosted virtual desktop (dinHVD) and leveraged HTML5 to create a truly unique DaaS offering that snaps in easily, while delivering the performance, graphics, and functionality that small business users require.²

While there are many use case scenarios, webHVD was created for those tired of the costs and management associated with owning 50 or more Windows desktops. webHVD is also a great replacement for remote access VPN and other technologies that allow access from home networks or remote locations. This mitigates viruses, malware, and other potential security risks from joining the corporate network.

Product Benefits

  • No backend/VDI setup required ­ customers can provision, access, or upgrade within minutes
  • Can be accessed from Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS machines
  • Easy drag, drop, and go architecture
  • Security ­ multi-level authentication mechanism; user credentials and PIN required for access
  • High resolution, agile response times
  • Assign multiple virtual desktops to a single end user
  • Easily integrates with Microsoft Active Directory; can also grant access to a 3rd party user (remote consultant, developer, etc.) using a valid email address
  • Supports high resolutions (up to 2560 x 1600 on current template with 64MB video card)
  • Easily increase CPU, memory, or disk tailored to a user¹s needs
  • Supports Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, YouTube, Netflix, and more

³dinCloud¹s webHVD is a game changing architecture as it opens up new options for businesses to realize the benefits of mobile technology, while also reducing local costs,² said Darin Schoumaker, president & CEO of ManagedNet Technology Solutions, a California-based managed services provider, and dinCloud value added reseller. ³webHVD is quick, responsive, and simple to use. The video aspect allows users to watch a full YouTube video over a remote connection, which is impressive and something that our clients have been asking for. Additionally, many of our clients are franchises who use tablets in their showrooms, which interface with their line of business systems. webHVD helps us meet these customer needs by offering a variety of deployment options which ultimately allow us to extend the reach of the cloud more economically and easily than ever before.²

Pricing and Availability

webHVD is available for corporate users. 3GB of RAM, 2 processors, a 40GB C: drive, anti-virus protection, software distribution and patch management, monitoring and alerting, a dedicated virtual firewall, and site-to-site VPN is included. For more information, visit: www.dincloud.com/webhvd or http://shop.dincloud.com.

About dinCloud: 

dinCloud is a cloud transformation company that helps both commercial and public sector organizations rapidly migrate to the cloud through Business Provisioning, provided via its strong channel base of VARs and MSPs. Each customer¹s dedicated private virtual data center provides hosted virtual desktops, hosted virtual servers, and cloud storage services, which are controlled by the customer through dinCloud¹s dinManage web-based management tool. dinCloud provides subscription-based services tailored to fit a range of business models resulting in reduced cost, enhanced security, control, and productivity. Visit www.dinCloud.com, www.linkedin.com/company/dinCloud, www.youtube.com/dinCloud, or follow @dinCloud on Twitter.

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