SmartCLOUD™ DaaS

SmartCLOUD™ DaaS
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In the age of the mobile workforce, businesses must enable team members to work anywhere, anytime, on any device. Yet cost and efficiency pressures mean tight IT budgets and challenging performance targets, while fast-paced and constantly evolving business needs demand reliable infrastructure, rapid deployment, temporary contractors, and round-the-clock global support. An enterprise VDI solution solves many of these challenges, but operating self-owned equipment is costly.

The perfect solution is SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, a cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution that runs on CITIC Telecom CPC’s world-class infrastructure to empower your mobile workforce with low TCO, high security, and maximum flexible features. CITIC Telecom CPC is the first DaaS service provider that launched VMware powered Desktop-as-a-Service solution in HK. Unlike other desktop virtualization solutions in the market, SmartCLOUD™ DaaS Solution comes with dedicated 10Gb access gateway and secure PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol technology, provides fast and reliable access anywhere, ensuring minimum latency and excellent user experience.

CITIC Telecom CPC Launches SmartCLOUD™ DaaS – Hong Kong’s First VMware Powered Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

HONG KONG, 12 March 2015 – CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), today announced the launch of its SmartCLOUD™ DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) in Hong Kong.

CITIC Telecom CPC is the first DaaS provider that launched VMware powered Desktop-as-a-Service solution in Hong Kong. SmartCLOUD™ DaaS supports the mobile workforce and the multi-office operation needs of companies across the Asia Pacific region through a flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-manage virtual desktop solution running on a world-class infrastructure with monthly subscription model. For the companies who deploy SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, they are able to deliver virtual workspaces to their employees – including full Windows Client desktops, shared desktops and hosted applications - across all operating systems on any device, anytime and anywhere.

The launch also marks CITIC Telecom CPC’s long-standing partnership with VMware in Hong Kong as well as the Asia Pacific region since 2011. The partnership fuels CITIC Telecom CPC’s provision of a secure, high-performance and well-connected SmartCLOUD™ cloud infrastructure to companies across the region.

Mobile workforce with access to any desktops and applications in a secure environment

With the launch of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS, companies that want to provide employees with unfettered access to virtual desktops and hosted applications – whether via desktop PCs, laptops, web browsers, tablets or mobile phones – will be able to enjoy a reduction in CAPEX and a cost reduction related to the ever-increasing virtual desktop software licensing fees. They also do not need to worry about the manpower resources for equipment set up and maintenance, as well as the data center costs and space required to own, operate and maintain virtual desktops.

SmartCLOUD™ DaaS simplifies the delivery of desktops and hosted applications as a cloud service. Companies can save time and money, without sacrificing enterprise requirements for security and control; employees are more productive, with a complete workspace that can access from any device, anywhere, anytime.

SmartCLOUD™ DaaS also makes quick deployment of virtual desktops possible – which is an asset to companies of all size, especially those start-ups and companies that are expanding rapidly, as they are actively looking for quick and promising solutions that can support their business operations against the fast-changing business environment.

"Many enterprises in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region are employing a bigger mobile workforce, and more and more are running on a multi-office model. However, the technical infrastructure of these enterprises is not able to support the dynamic requirements in everyday operations”, said Mr. Daniel Kwong, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Security Services, CITIC Telecom CPC. “Unlike traditional VDI / desktop virtualization solutions, SmartCLOUD™ DaaS is a solution that answers their needs. Designed to be offered under a monthly subscription model, it is set to bring benefits in a high-standard, cost-effective and flexible manner.”

Key features of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS

Unlike traditional VDI / desktop virtualization solutions, the launch of SmartCLOUD™ DaaS empowers the mobile workforce with low total cost of ownership and maximum flexible features:

- Great end-user experience

- Unified desktop and application access

- Dedicated bandwidth access

- Strong security and ease of control

- Business continuity and confidence

- Predictable costs

CITIC Telecom CPC as a trusted and reliable integrated ICT solutions provider

As an integrated ICT solutions provider, CITIC Telecom CPC strives to deliver the highest level of services and excellent products to customers. To strengthen its cloud offerings, the company launched its first Cloud Data Center in Shanghai in 2014. The company also plans to open its Beijing and Guangzhou Cloud Data Centers in late 2015.

CITIC Telecom CPC is a comprehensive ICT solutions provider that enterprises can count on. The company now has more than 100 points-of-presence worldwide, and its SmartCLOUD™ portfolio is well backed by the company’s multiple cloud data centers widely spread across Asia Pacific. All of these cloud data centers are inter-connected securely through the company’s MPLS VPN, which are strongly firewall-protected and closely monitored by CITIC Telecom CPC’s security operations centers.

With the launch of its high-bandwidth networking solution EtherCONNECT in 2015, providing high bandwidth, secure and reliable virtual Ethernet leased line services to enterprises, CITIC Telecom CPC is well-equipped to be the top network services provider in Asia Pacific with high bandwidth capability and wide geographical coverage.

In terms of data security, CITIC Telecom CPC will continue to enhance its TrustCSI™ managed information security solution series. This includes strengthening the next-generation firewall offerings, continue updating the security rules for the company’s Managed Security service to fight against the ever-changing security threats, and so on.

SmartCLOUD™ DaaS comes with PCoIP protocol technology for secure remote access of cloud-hosted virtual desktops & applications with premium end-user experience and minimum latency

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SmartCLOUD™ DaaS - A cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) Solution for Enterprises

  • CITIC Telecom CPC is the first DaaS service provider that launched VMware powered Desktop-as-a-Service solution in HK.
  • Enables workforce to access their virtual desktops and applications from desktop PCs, laptops, web browsers, thin/zero clients, tablets and mobile phones.
  • Unlike other business VDI solution providers, SmartCLOUD™ DaaS offers flexible and cost-efficient monthly subscription that minimizes expenses in hardware, applications, and ongoing IT administration.
  • Easily integrated with existing enterprise IT environment, with MS Active Directory-based or LDAP-based user access to virtual Windows desktops and applications.
  • Robust Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities ensure Business Continuity and easy, rapid failover for SmartCLOUD™ DaaS platform.
  • Access cloud-hosted virtual desktops via multimedia-optimized and secure PCoIP protocol technology, as well as other industry standard RDP, Blast and NX protocols.
  • User-friendly centralized management portal facilitates IT administrators to manage desktop images, applications, multiple desktop models and non-persistent desktops.