Emkor, Citrix To Deliver Desktop And Application-as-a-Service To SMEs
Emkor to offer Citrix solutions - Application Virtualisation, Hosted Shared Desktop and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
Emkor Solutions Limited has announced a strategic alliance with Citrix to deliver Desktop and Application as a service on Citrix platform that would offer Citrix XenApp – an on demand application delivery solution, Hosted Shared Desktop and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure enabling emerging and midmarket businesses in India to execute cost and operational efficiencies and accelerate revenue growth. The new offering will strengthen Emkor growing portfolio of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), their Collaboration Product Suite, Office Productivity tools, Unified Communications and Business Intelligence tools. As a Citrix partner, Emkor currently will deliver these solutions to small and medium enterprises in India and the Middle East.
The company will enable enterprise mobility and cloud services to users anywhere, any time and on any devices through collaborative efforts with Citrix and other technology partners. Citrix XenDesktop with custom made services will give customers solutions that will simplify and speed desktop virtualisation deployments across their organisation.
Today, cloud-based DR is poised to shake up legacy approaches and has offered IT infrastructure and operations professionals a compelling alternative, datacentre managers are expected to allocate nearly 50 percent of their budgets to running services in the cloud (public and private) by 2013.
Additionally, solutions provided through the Citrix XenServer leads to creation of a virtual IT infrastructure which protects against disaster as well as has great usability features, like timely and regular up gradation, easy to integrate storage requirements, lower costs of shared infrastructure and power consumption.
“SMEs in fast-growing markets such as India and emerging markets in Asia are in need of alternative and flexible IT adoption models with the influx of trends such as mobility and cloud. We believe that our comprehensive virtualisation solutions complemented by Emkor’s strengths of strong domain expertise and simple implementation model will augur well in meeting the demands of this segment,” said Sanjay Deshmukh, Area Vice President, India Subcontinent, Citrix.
“We are happy to announce our tie up with Citrix to offer their end to end virtualisation solutions in India and Middle East. Our IT solutions and services to our customers aim to achieve maximum cost savings and profitability apart from flexible applications and usability features. This alignment will enable us tap into a rich ecosystem of partner technologies and deliver innovative & differentiated solutions to end customers” said Vikram Dham, CEO & Co Founder, Emkor Solutions Limited.
At its core, Business Function-as-a-Service (BFaaS) offers a pay as you go, on demand service delivery model that businesses can leverage to outsource all their critical but non-core business functions. Further it promotes mobility of workforce, which can empower businesses in attracting and retaining employees, increasing nimbleness in order to meet deadlines and reducing occupancy costs.
Emkor offers end-to-end business function outsourcing solutions like IT, F&A and HR as SLA based, streamlined, standardised and automated platform based services operating on the cloud, whilst providing data insights, trends and analytics to support core business imperatives.
Desktop-as-a-Service, smartphones from OEMs, and enhancements to Horizon suite extend data, applications and desktops to mobile enterprise users.
The DaaS capabilities provide customers with the option of using virtual desktops based on VERDE from Virtual Bridges on a private cloud managed by Zylog Systems.