Arcus Cloud Brokers focuses on implementing solutions based on cloud and virtualization technologies.
Desktop virtualization, remote access and application delivery specialist
NoMachine announced a technology collaboration with Arcus Cloud Brokers, a
cloud-based services and solutions provider focused on delivering to the SMB,
charity and education market. The partnership will enable Arcus Cloud Brokers
to deliver NX hosted desktops as a part of its Linux-based cloud service
offerings, extending its cloud-based services portfolio.
Arcus Cloud Brokers focuses on implementing solutions based on cloud and
virtualization technologies to help clients minimize their costs and IT
management headaches. NoMachine NX, already a provider of hosted virtual
desktop solutions, is positioned toward those same virtual and remote Linux
desktops being made available in a public, private or hybrid cloud.
A recent report from IT research firm Gartner found as cloud computing
evolves, combinations of cloud services will be too complex and untrustworthy
for end consumers to handle their integration. The report noted that the future
of cloud computing will be permeated with the notion of brokers negotiating
relationships between providers of cloud services and the service customers.
"Arcus has significant competitive advantage in the fact that we are
totally focused on cloud technologies and have extensive expertise in
developing on and integrating the different cloud technologies and frameworks,
including providing 24/7 managed services," said Paul Hennessy, managing
director of Arcus Cloud Brokers. "Our vision is enabling SMBs, charity
organizations and educational institutions to operate in a world where all
their IT is in the cloud and delivered as a utility."
By partnering with NoMachine, this knowledge is now extended to delivery of
enterprise-class Linux virtual desktops on Amazon's EC2 Web. Hennessey said as
it gains momentum, the whole paradigm of cloud computing brings with it
complexities that businesses are faced with today: what to implement and how to
implement a cloud-based infrastructure.
"There is a growing demand by organizations to use virtualization
technologies to deploy, maintain and access Linux-based and proprietary
business desktops and applications in more flexible and efficient ways over the
Internet, but there is also an increasing need for partners, or brokers, who
can provide the expertise and management that these potential cloud adopters
need," said Sarah Dryell, business development manager of NoMachine. "As
a NoMachine partner, Arcus Cloud Brokers can offer customers a more efficient
use of cloud-based application deployment and performance, thus increasing
productivity and innovation, whilst reducing expenditure."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.