Channel players will be able to build Cloud DaaS, VDI offerings
Pax8 is making it easier for managed service providers (MSPs) to build custom cloud-based Windows desktop technology stacks by offering CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace solution with Microsoft’s Azure public cloud environment.
The Lowdown: Through the agreement between Pax8 and CloudJumper, MSPs will be able to leverage CloudJumper’s Cloud Workspace for Azure to build remote desktop service (RDS) or Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) stacks that combine CloudJumper’s Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS), Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) capabilities with Azure and Microsoft 365, and then manage it all via Cloud Workspace Management Suite.
The Details: The combination of Cloud Workspace for Azure and Cloud Workspace Management Suite automates the provisioning of Cloud Workspace and WVD deployments and enhances automation around deploying virtual desktops. MSPs also can manage solutions for multiple customers from a single point, eliminate the need for a separate server and broker infrastructure, and enhance scaling via CloudJumper’s Workload Scheduling and Live Scaling features.
Cloud Workspace for Azure automates the deployment of virtual desktops, applications, and cloud workspaces within Azure, the second-largest public cloud environment behind Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The Impact: AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud are the leaders in a crowded and competitive public cloud space, with most players increasingly relying on MSPs to accelerate adoption of their cloud environments and grow revenue. Pax8 is using partnerships like the one with CloudJumper to position itself as a top supplier of cloud technologies to MSPs.
Background: The announcement comes a week after Pax8 unveiled the first four members of its new development team, which will aim to make Pax8 a one-stop shop for MSPs and other channel players looking for cloud solutions.
The Buzz: “With Cloud Workspace for Azure, our partners now have access to a highly functional Windows application delivery system to power cloud-enabled business-class applications and data delivery,” said Ryan Walsh, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8. “We’re laser-focused on simplifying the cloud buying experience for MSPs. The solution delivers on that promise, allowing users to seamlessly pass their Active Directory Domain Services credentials throughout the platform, using single sign-on to access applications based on user-defined policies for a better overall experience.”
“Cloud Workspace Management Suite delivers the management and automation that IT solution providers require for virtual desktop, application, and complete cloud workspace delivery on Azure,” said CloudJumper President JD Helms. “We expect this enhanced partnership to be well-received as it delivers greater efficiency and value to our mutual partners.”