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    dinCloud Looks to Simplify Desktop Virtualization Via the Cloud

    As a general IT rule, the simpler something is to deploy and manage, the more adoption there is. The trouble with desktop virtualization over the years is that in addition to being costly, it’s never been simple to deploy and manage. dinCloud wants to change that equation via the launch of a cloud service that enables IT organizations to connect a Windows desktop without requiring a connection broker or any other type of third-party software on the client.

    Ali Din, general manager and chief marketing officer for dinCloud, says at its core, dinWorkspace is a cloud service that enables end users to access their Windows desktops from any device. Priced at $70 per user per month, Din says dinCloud essentially consolidates all the backend component software required to make virtual desktops available on servers residing in a cloud.

    “It’s based on Windows Server 2016,” says Din.

    Din says those instances of Windows Server 2016 are distributed across data centers operated by Equinix to provide a better customer experience regardless of where the end user happens to be accessing the service.

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    It’s hard to say just yet at what rate more Windows desktops will move to the cloud. But the one thing that is clear is that that there’s always been a need for a way to simply access Windows files and applications from any mobile computing device. What’s changing now is that the hoops that need to be jumped through to provide that capability are being substantially reduced.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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