GreenBytes and Desktone: On-Premises, Cloud-Managed Virtual Desktops Podcast – Episode 178
In episode 178, Douglas Brown interviews Stephen O’Donnell, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer at GreenBytes and Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer at Desktone. Stephen, Danny and Douglas discuss the Desktone / GreenBytes partnership to deliver on-premises, cloud-managed virtual desktops.
Review the joint press release here: “Desktone and GreenBytes Partner to Deliver On-Premises, Cloud-Managed Virtual Desktops”
The IO Offload Engine makes full-featured virtual desktops work properly without changing your existing infrastructure. Delivering an exceptional user experience and extraordinary performance in mission-critical virtual desktop environments, the IO Offload Engine can scale from a single department to cloud with the same approach and architecture, without adding risk or complexity.
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization solutions that maximize the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
For more information, please visit www.getgreenbytes.com.
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Desktone provides the only unified platform for delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service, enabling the deployment of Windows desktops and applications from the cloud to any end user device. Desktone enables IT service providers to rapidly provision desktops and applications 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. Leading service providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu, NEC, Time Warner Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone’s Platform to offer desktops and apps as a cloud service. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.desktone.com
About Stephen O’Donnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steve O’Donnell has over three decades of global high technology experience. In addition to serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenBytes, O’Donnell currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Preventia Limited and Lanix, and Chairman of the Advisory Board at Rackwise, Inc. Previously, O’Donnell was CEO at MEEZA in Qatar, a large data center and managed services business, Managing Director at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) EMEA, a leading analyst firm, Global Head of Data Centre Operations at British Telecom, and member of the Advisory Board at Fusion-io.
Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Danny Allan is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. Allan educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. He joins Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy. Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, Allan has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.