The cloud based ‘Virtual Desktop Infrastructure’ VDI would decrease the upfront, maintenance, and asset management costs of all sized companies and startups. AWS will offer very innovative, high performance, secure and low cost VDI services as compared to existing VDI services in the marketplace.
The cloud computing based ‘Virtual Desktop Infrastructure’ VDI would decrease the upfront, maintenance, and asset management costs of all sized companies and startups. AWS will offer very innovative, high performance, secure and low cost VDI services as compared to existing VDI services in the marketplace.
GreatResponder.Com — ‘Amazon Web Services AWS has announced a very courageous step towards offering the latest virtual desktop services to its customer base. In a statement, AWS announced that ‘WorkSpaces’ would be very useful services for all types of businesses and corporations to reduce their capital as well as operational cost by cutting these costs to almost zero. Now, the companies can purchase high performance, secure and fully managed virtual desktops without any upfront cost. This is a very courageous step of AWS to flex its muscles in the cloud computing industry. The company has also announced that the service will be available at as low as half of the traditional VDI solutions offered in the marketplace.
The general manager of AWS WorkSpaces Mr. Gene Farrell said, in his statement “The majority of the queries from our customers during the near past were about the provision of virtual desktop services; and, we would be very frustrated for not being able to provide that service with very limited options in our hand”. He further said that “Now our customers can access their documents, multimedia and other stuff from our high performance virtual desktop infrastructure at very competitive rates.”
It is further elaborated – in the statement – that the WorkSpaces VDI solution is comprehensive and industry grade one, which saves the customers a huge amount of capital by eliminating the upfront and maintenance cost. This service provides industry grade security and fully managed service with all required resources such as storage, compute, and software applications required for day to day tasks and assignments.
Although the virtual desktop is not a very new portfolio – there are a few operators such as OnLine and MainFrame2, which are offering VD service. But these companies have very limited market power as well as the reach-out to the customers, on the other hand, AWS owns much more market power as compared to those competitors in the market.
The Amazon Web Services Company is very much optimistic about its WorkSpaces service portfolio and believes that it will address many cost related issues of its valued customers in this very competitive marketplace.
At present many corporations are maintaining their own in-house IT infrastructures but they are moving very aggressively to transform their in-house infrastructure to cloud based resources.
Greatresponder.com – Cloud computing and cloud hosting is progressing very aggressively during the last few years; the adoption of cloud based services, resources and infrastructure is more than 35% at present – but it is anticipated to cross the 50% mark by the next couple of years. At present many corporations are maintaining their own in-house IT infrastructures but they are moving very aggressively to transform their in-house infrastructure to cloud based resources. This is suggested by a recent research study conducted by SAVVIS – a CenturyLink company.
This research report further anticipates that cloud implementation will reach to 70% of the IT resources and infrastructures by the end of 2018. Cloud based IT outsourcing is gaining acceptance very fast due to many reasons such as – cost reduction, quality improvement, flexibility, cutting edge technologies and reduced administration time. There were times a few years back when many corporate companies were reluctant to adopt the cloud computing based services in their IT infrastructures and they prefer to have their own in-house or on-premises IT infrastructures to manage their industry grade services. There were many reasons for their reluctance such as security, reliability, privacy and performance concerns – but with the passage of time, the cloud computing technologies has shown a very dramatic impact on these corporations with the help of improvement in the security and performance related concerns.
According to this report, CIOs and CTOs of the companies are opting to migrate their on-site IT resources to cloud based hosting due to cost, quality and flexibility. The existing ratio of increase in cloud based IT infrastructure is recorded at 40% during the past four years from 2010 to 2013 – during this period of time, many large and medium sized corporate opted to shift their IT infrastructure platforms from in-house to cloud computing based services. These companies are also reducing their human resources to maintain their on-premises infrastructures with the help of outsourcing of human resources. This report further points out that large organizations will slowly and gradually reduce their IT staff to minimum.
At the same time, this report also finds out that the overall usage of Cloud computing based services has increased tremendously during last three to four years. The ratio of cloud based services used in the entire industry today is about 89%, which was about 63% in the year 2010.
This report also reveals many exciting things about cloud computing and cloud hosting service trends that are expected to change the shape of IT services in the next few years.
VEXXHOST announced today the introduction of a free 7-days trial of its cloud servers. As noted on their blog announcement, the trial aims to facilitate cloud adoption and show all types of customers how easy it is to get started on the cloud, regardless of what type of customer they are.
GreatResponder.com on April 23, 2012: VEXXHOST announced today the introduction of a free 7-days trial of its cloud servers. As noted on their blog announcement, the trial aims to facilitate cloud adoption and show all types of customers how easy it is to get started on the cloud, regardless of what type of customer they are. VEXXHOST mentions that even dedicated server users will find an advantage in migrating their servers to the cloud.
The advantages listed by VEXXHOST for migrating to the cloud are numerous, however, the most important ones mentioned in the blog post was the ease of scalability. With a regular dedicated server, you are limited by the amount of upgrades that you can complete.
If you need to upgrade your HDD, it might take an extremely long amount of time, also, you may run into limitations with the hardware that you use, such as the server not supported RAM beyond a certain number, or a CPU upgrade. VEXXHOST mentions that their cloud service can solve all those issues.
The blog post mentions that the cloud service can allow any customer to scale from 256MB RAM all the way up to 95GB of RAM. This is something that dedicated or virtual private servers cannot offer.
The listed specifications for the trial server are: 1GB of RAM, 36GB of disk space & 1TB of bandwidth. The trial gives full access to the control panel and allows you to fully test all the features of the server. Once the trial is done, the user can pay $25 per month to keep the server or downgrade it to a lower specification server (as low as $8.00 per month) or upgrade the server to your requirements. Any users that wish to take advantage of this offer can visit this page: http://vexxhost.com/trial/
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