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VMware grabs the company who trademarked “desktop as a service”

Desktop As A Service Thin Client Late last night, VMware announced it had acquired Desktone, a company that provides virtual desktops as a service, which (among other things) allows users on mobile platforms to access Windows apps from non-Windows devices. At first glance, this is a little puzzling given that VMware already has its own technology for doing the same thing. Here’s what VMware is doing. Both VMware and Desktone play in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) space. The idea is that instead of offering Windows apps in the traditional way — running locally on a user’s PC — a company will create a number of virtual Windows desktop configurations… Read More »