Interphase Launches clouDevice Private Cloud Desktop Products
Interphase Corp. has announced the launch of clouDevice, a product line aimed at helping schools, businesses and governmental agencies deploy virtualized desktops from a private cloud. It’s network solutions provider Interphase’s first dipped toe into the cloud computing marketplace.
According to the official press release, the clouDevice line includes clients which support Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server, enterprise thin clients and PCoIP zero clients. Benefits for SMBs and other organizations with limited IT budgets include potential CapEx savings of 62 percent, as well as potential power expenditure savings of 78 percent.
Moreover, thanks to the inclusion of both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections in clouDevice clients, Interphase said it overcomes the traditional 16-foot barrier presented by USB-connected cloud desktop virtualization clients.
Right now, clouDevice is available through Texas-based service provider and reseller M & A Technology, but Interphase is looking for more resellers. That said, I can’t help but think basing a desktop virtualization solution entirely on the private cloud rather than making it available from the public cloud will only make it a tougher sell for many cloud providers.