NoMachine, Arcus Cloud Brokers Partner on Hosted Desktops

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."