Desktone is changing the way people buy and manage desktops. Desktone pioneered the concept of desktops as a service, the easiest and most affordable way to deploy virtual desktops. The Desktone Cloud, Desktone’s DaaS offering, provides all of the benefits of virtualized desktops without any of the hassles. By delivering virtual desktops in the cloud, Desktone users can rapidly provision desktops to users on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization—transforming desktops from a capex to opex item. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA.



The desktop market is ripe for change. Windows 7 migrations, new flexible business models, and demand for device independence (such as the iPad) support are driving organizations to reevaluate their desktop strategy. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was supposed to address many of these challenges, but has instead created many new issues. Until now, large upfront capital expenses (capex) and complexity have created barriers to virtual desktop adoption.


Taking the cost and complexity out of managing virtual desktops.

The Desktone platform enables service providers to eliminate these barriers. It is the only cloud service platform focused on the unique requirements of delivering hosted virtual desktops as a service. This includes offering service providers a highly scalable foundation for secure, multi-tenant, multigeography deployments that can be operated economically. The Desktone solution complements the cloud provider's choice of hypervisor and adds the necessary infrastructure layers to implement a subscription-based model for cloud desktops, with the ability to effectively manage service economics. And to minimize opex and maintain a high cost-to-margin ratio, the Desktone platform includes a high level of automation for routine tasks, both to reduce manual effort and minimize opportunity for human error. Finally, it can be integrated with operational and business support systems already in use.

System integrators have been challenged to support a diverse set of virtualization technologies for multiple enterprise tenants. Managing multiple independent deployments, whether on customer premises or in shared hosting, using a variety of management consoles and implementation blueprints, is costly. Now, using Desktone's common management framework, integrators can lower capex at scale, with fewer software and hardware components, and can further reduce opex through standardized practices across customers, thereby reducing complexity through unified management of infrastructure and capacity across data centers.

Key Features:

  • Software company delivering large-scale cloud-hosted virtual desktops: desktops as a service (DaaS)
  • Only virtual desktop solution built from the ground up for cloud delivery
  • Proven platform delivering desktops to thousands of users


Business Benefits:

  • Easy to deploy and manage
  • Lower TCO low cash out = low risk
  • Device independence and ultimate flexibility


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Danny Allan

CTORegion: United States/Canada
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Carey Stanton

VP Business DevelopmentRegion: United States/Canada
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