New Business Resilience Offerings Help Keep Employees Safe and Productive
CAMPBELL, Calif. – March 17, 2020 – Workspot, a SaaS platform that enables IT organizations to deliver and manage cloud desktops anywhere in the world, today announced three new business continuity solutions. These include the industry’s first multi-region disaster recovery solution, new capabilities for cloud desktop backup and recovery, and a cloud-based disaster recovery solution for physical PCs. These new capabilities support business resilience in the event of natural disasters, health emergencies such as COVID-19, or even the loss or theft of a laptop, ensuring employees can remain safe as well as productive.
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Workspot’s turnkey SaaS platform has always offered management and security benefits by centralizing user desktops securely in the Microsoft Azure cloud, thereby removing company data from endpoints which can be more easily compromised. Additionally, Workspot cloud desktops allow employees to work from any location and any device, which is crucial given the current business climate. With this latest product release, Workspot delivers three new options to further strengthen business continuity capabilities for enterprises:
- One-click recovery: With Workspot’s one-click disaster recovery solution, companies can ensure employees have access to cloud desktops pre-provisioned with the appropriate image and applications in the event they are unable to access their physical PC. These virtual desktops reside in the Azure cloud region of choice, but the customer does not pay for full usage until they’re enabled. One-click activation by the in-house IT team offers the opportunity to significantly exceed recovery time objectives (RTO) for PC users.
- Cloud desktop backup and recovery: With Workspot’s cloud desktop backup, companies can now create one or more snapshots of each user’s desktop in the same cloud region to enable rollback in the event of viruses, ransomware, patch errors or other issues. This capability can also be used to meet legal requirements for data/desktop state preservation for compliance or e-discovery purposes.
- An industry first: With Workspot’s multi-region resiliency, for the first time companies now can keep an up-to-date cloud desktop backup in a separate cloud region, which can be turned on in a matter of minutes to ensure business continuity if their primary cloud region becomes unavailable for any reason.
Jimmy Chang, chief product officer, Workspot, said: “Enterprises operate amid growing uncertainty, and they need to ensure the safety, reliability, and availability of their end-user compute environment. To meet these requirements, we’re continuing to build on our Cloud Desktop Fabric architecture. This product release highlights our unique ability to solve the complex problems that worry our customers. We’re delivering business continuity benefits that go well beyond what has been possible with other solutions. Enabling a resumption of business productivity following a serious business disruption – often in minutes – is powerful protection against business loss.”
Israel Sumano, senior director of infrastructure services, Southland Industries, said: “As we face a health pandemic in the U.S., our company has positioned itself to continue enabling work from home. With Workspot’s infrastructure using VDI on Microsoft Azure, and having all our data in the cloud, it’s opened up the possibility of sending users home as needed. If the government declares a shutdown, we are in a perfect position technologically to continue business as usual from anywhere our users have connectivity.”
Workspot is changing the way enterprises provision desktops. Workspot’s cloud desktop solution is delivered as a turnkey, enterprise-ready service, exclusively on Microsoft Azure. The Workspot service places Windows 10 desktops and workstations at the edge of the cloud region nearest users for unparalleled performance. IT can expect fast-time-to-value and on-demand, global scalability. Business leaders can respond faster to changing market dynamics, pursue new opportunities globally and hire the best talent anywhere, while fulfilling cloud-first mandates that position their companies for accelerated growth. The service features flat-rate pricing, which includes the cost of Microsoft Azure compute, Go-Live Deployment Services and ongoing support. For more information on Workspot solutions please visit www.workspot.com.
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