New PLDT cloud service allows access to desktops from any smart device

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Photo shows (from left) Jovy Hernandez, head PLDT Alpha Enterprise, Sanjay Deshmukh, head of end-user computing business at VMware Asia Pacific and Japan, and Nico Alcoseba, head for corporate business solutions at PLDT Photo shows (from left) Jovy Hernandez, head PLDT Alpha Enterprise, Sanjay Deshmukh, head of end-user computing business at VMware Asia Pacific and Japan, and Nico Alcoseba, head for corporate business solutions at PLDT[/caption] Called Desktop as a Service (DaaS), the latest addition to the PLDT Cloud line expands the workplace as it allows users to access it online and work on their desktop set up from any smart device via the Internet or a private network. ?This gives end-users the functionalities of their desktops with the convenience of mobility as they work from it on PLDT Cloud,? said FVP and PLDT Alpha Enterprise head Jovy Hernandez. ?Cloud technology is fast becoming necessary among global enterprises to help them keep up with today?s fast-paced day-to-day operations, especially with the advent of the ?bring your own device? practice in advanced economies.? ?With DaaS, we are transforming the way we access and maximize our work space with the latest technology. This will better equip our local businesses and their people to service their customers, giving them the mobility and efficiency in business while lowering costs for IT maintenance and upgrades as it is hosted on the PLDT Cloud,? Hernandez added. Accessible from any device, DaaS is offered under PLDT Cloud hosted in PLDT?s Vitro Data Centers assuring customers the security and business continuity of the service. It features the basic applications of Microsoft operating systems in desktops which is upgradable and maintained in the cloud servers of PLDT. Offered under the PLDT Cloud line, the cloud-based service is a joint offering of PLDT with virtualization and cloud infrastructure firm VMWare. ?The PLDT-VMware Horizon DaaS Powered Cloud enables Philippines businesses to stay agile and competitive by providing a highly scalable, mobile and always-on solution without having to worry about existing infrastructure and know-how,? said Sanjay Deshmukh, managing director for end-user computing at Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. ?Businesses can now enjoy a great end-user experience with a single client interface that allows access to cloud-hosted virtual desktops and hosted apps from any device, anywhere without compromising enterprise security.? Since 2012, the PLDT Cloud has launched a series of enterprise-grade cloud solutions. Banking on the convenience and the scalability of cloud technology, enterprises, both for large and SMEs, have integrated the cloud services in their business operations. ]]>

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