Toshiba Unveils New Virtual Desktop Service; Scott Sims Comments

ComputerCodeToshiba Corp. has introduced a virtual desktop service with virtualization technologies from Citrix and VMware intended to help information technology customers manage infrastructures, Web Host Industry Review reported Monday.

Nicole Henderson writes the Toshiba VDS builds on the company’s management software and storage technology and consolidates Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon View technologies.

Scott Sims, vice president of cloud services at Toshiba America Information Systems, told the publication the virtual desktop service is aimed at addressing the IT departments’ need for data security, management control and standards.

Toshiba VDS features desktop manager software for IT personnel and managed service providers to handle virtual desktops from a centralized interface, WHIR reports.

The service also includes cloud services such as Cloud TVs, Canvio Personal Cloud Hard Drives and cloud printing for users and works with devices running iOS, MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android operating systems, the report says.

Henderson writes Toshiba plans to release the VDS in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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