IndependenceIT, an integrated software platform provider allowing IT departments, service providers and ISVs to easily deliver workspaces, applications and desktops as a service, today announced enhanced support for Microsoft RemoteApp with automated workflow and delivery included in Cloud Workspace® Suite (CWS) version 4.1. Introduced at the 2015 Microsoft Hosting Summit, which takes place March 17-19 in Bellevue, Washington, these advancements greatly simplify the delivery of remote applications.
“To meet enterprise users’ demands for bring-your-own-device and anywhere access support, enterprises increasingly leverage hosted workspaces as well as hosted remote applications,” said Scott Ottaway, Vice President, 451 Research. “With their expanded support for Microsoft RemoteApp, IndependenceIT’s latest release enables cloud service providers (CSPs) to more easily offer both full Windows workspaces or targeted applications and for CSPs to deploy RemoteApp in their own datacenter, on Microsoft Azure or even in a customer’s datacenter.”
Cloud Workspace Suite v4.1 with RemoteApp Automation
This enhancement of Cloud Workspace Suite provides seamless delivery of one or more applications to any user computing device regardless of operating system or hardware platform with breakthrough administrative automation. These capabilities include:
• Automated RemoteApp services configuration and deployment
• Unified Multi-Tenant RemoteApp gateway
• Cloud Workspace Suite Global Service Broker Compatibility
• HTML5 Gateway Support
• Flexible provisioning that allows instant deployment of remote desktops, individual applications or both
• Blended solution of RemoteApp and Remote Desktop for Cloud Workspace Suite users
• Optimized deployment for ISVs and mobile users
• One click user access directly to the native application interface for optimized local experience
“It has always been possible for partners delivering services based on IndependenceIT’s Cloud Workspace Suite to stand up and manually configure RemoteApp services. However, the increasing market interest around single app delivery use cases drove us to automate RemoteApp configuration, and provide the same multi-tenant rapid provisioning that IndependenceIT revolutionized for DaaS delivery” said Charles Buck, CTO and Founder. “Providing measurable advantages for both ISVs and mobile device end users, the solution offers an excellent overall user experience with simplified orchestration for administrators.”
“With a desire to eliminate process intensive software deployments over what can be hundreds or thousands of nodes, businesses today seek more efficient application delivery options without sacrificing control,” said Jonathan Lieberman, CEO, Itopia. “Cloud Workspace Suite with enhanced RemoteApp functionality allows for automated deployment of applications, workspaces or both. This promises both greater flexibility and productivity across the board for the customers we serve.”
Cloud Workspace Suite is software that allows IT administrators to orchestrate, manage and provision all elements necessary for automated, multi-platform, hypervisor/device agnostic workspaces, applications and desktops as a service. The solution has been designed for infrastructure and hypervisor independence and features industry-leading automation and interoperability for ease-of-use. The solution also offers a robust API set for ease of integration with existing customer infrastructure and business support tools. With this platform, IT service providers and administrators select their preferred cloud infrastructure for globally accessible workspaces across single or multiple clouds matched to business requirements.
“The promise of remote application delivery has never been fulfilled because of the functional limits and issues with complexity, compatibility and control,” said Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT. “Today this changes with our enhanced solution for automated configuration and delivery of Microsoft RemoteApp. For service providers, this opens the doors to greater revenue opportunities while increasing efficiencies in these environments for their customers. It is a win for our entire partner and customer ecosystem.”