Secure Access from Mac, iOS, Android to HP Public Cloud Resources with Konect Elite™

Secure Access from Mac, iOS, Android to HP Public Cloud Resources with Konect Elite™(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) –  desktop sites Inc., a leading developer of innovative and cost effective application and desktop delivery solutions for small and mid-size businesses (‘SMBs’), is pleased to announce the support for HP Public Cloud 13.5 deployments using Konect Elite™. HP Public Cloud is a transparent, enterprise-grade public cloud based on OpenStack® technology, offering on-demand, pay-as-you-go cloud services for computing and storage infrastructure, as well as platform services.

While some organizations are leveraging the HP Public Cloud for disaster recovery, co-location, and many other inherent benefits of the public cloud, many SMBs are simply enjoying the considerably lower initial hardware and ongoing management costs when compared to Traditional Private Cloud infrastructures, where businesses own and host the hardware themselves.

“With a secure platform and low upfront infrastructure costs,” says Alex Bethlehem, CEO for desktopsites Inc., “SMBs can easily buy into and leverage the HP Public Cloud, giving themselves very flexible options for growth and scalability while ensuring that their critical business resources are safe and secure.”

HP Public Cloud solutions give SMBs the ability to access flexible, highly scalable, enterprise-grade compute resources with virtually limitless storage, all with state-of-the-art datacenters and networking security to ensure the highest protection available in the industry. With HP Public Cloud, SMBs receive enterprise-class service level agreements (SLAs), only pay for what they use, and world-class support is available 24/7.

Konect Elite on HP Public Cloud provides the unified architecture for delivering virtual applications and hosted desktops to users, adding increasing IT flexibility and considerable infrastructure and tremendous cost savings,” says Laura Armstrong, VP for desktopsites. “By leveraging the elasticity and economics of HP Public Cloud, SMBs can now add new or additional capacity without incurring overbearing capital costs, giving them the flexibility and key resources they require in order to support their new mobile workstyles.”

Konect Elite v8.6.2 provides a single pane dashboard from which administrators can securely deliver hosted session-based desktops, RDS-enabled applications, and files/folders to any user, over any network, on virtually any device, including Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and many other tablets and mobile devices (in addition to any Microsoft x86/x64/ARM desktops/tablets).

With about one-third of the setup steps of competing products, administrators can very easily and very quickly get Konect up and running with full publishing capabilities in less than 10 minutes. By enabling the rapid deployment of cloud resources and by securely extending these resources down to virtually any device, Konect Elite greatly simplifies administrative life when building a secure, scalable public cloud infrastructure.

“The Konect Elite + HP Public Cloud solution gives SMBs a new option to easily create a fully functioning public cloud backend for enabling mobile workstyles,” states Kane Micheletti, VP of Sales & Marketing for desktopsites. “Konect’s secure publishing capabilities with BYOD device support, when combined with the very low upfront and ongoing costs of HP’s secure and scalable public cloud, means that SMB’s can very quickly get up and running with an effective mission-critical cloud computing solution without needing a massive budget, and can grow with the solution at a pace that makes sense for their business.”

To get started, follow these 10 easy steps to publishing Konect Resources from HP Cloud. After this quick 7-10 minute setup, administrators can begin publishing hosted server desktops, RDS-enabled applications, and files/folders out to users anywhere, anytime, on virtually any device.

To learn more about “Konect HP Cloud” solutions, and to begin your free 30 Day Trial, visit:
HP Cloud Marketplace – desktopsites Partner Page
HP Cloud Marketplace – Konect Elite Product Page

Additional Konect Resources:
Product Brief (pdf)
Feature Primer (pdf)
Workstyles (pdf)

desktopsites is a leading developer of innovative and cost effective Windows client and desktop virtualization software solutions for small and mid-size businesses. desktopsites is a privately held Canadian Corporation with head offices in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

At desktopsites, our mission is clear:
“To become the premier developer and innovator of turnkey desktop virtualization solutions that enable small and mid-size businesses to excel.”

This mission is about more than technological innovation. This is about recognizing the demands of today’s economy and delivering solutions to address the daily challenges that SMB’s face.