SAIC, Hitachi Division Form Public Sector Virtual Desktop Alliance; Charles Onstott Comments

SAICScience Applications International Corp. has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corp. to offer a virtual desktop service to government customers.

The companies will work to build an integrated desktop-as-a-service platform for helping agencies manage their virtualized infrastructures and meeting government desktop standards, SAIC said Friday.

Charles Onstott, vice president for cloud, cyber and data science services at SAIC, said the alliance seeks to combine SAIC’s experience in public sector information security with HDS Federal’s storage virtualization offerings.

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SAIC aims for the joint product to help organizations secure and connect to virtual desktops from any location and device.

DTaaS technology is designed to centralize desktop patching and configuration tasks as well as support bring-your-own-device programs across an enterprise.

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