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AWS doubles down on DaaS with virtual desktop app marketplace

AWS is bolstering its ecosystem around desktops

Amazon has launched an application marketplace for AWS WorkSpaces, the company’s public cloud-based desktop-as-a-service, which it said would help users deploy virtualised desktop apps more quickly while keeping costs and permissioning under control.

VMware buys CloudVolumes to unify management across virtualised, physical environments

VMware said its acquisition of CloudVolumes will help it unify application management across multiple environments

Virtualisation incumbent VMware announced it has acquired CloudVolumes, a provider of virtual desktop application services, for an undisclosed sum. VMware said the move will enable customers to more easily manage applications within virtualised and physical desktop environments.

As Home Office embraces G-Cloud, Singleton spreads the word across wider government

The Home Office has embarked on an IT strategy modernisation effort, which will put G-Cloud at the centre of its strategy

The UK Home Office is embarking on an effort to modernise the agency’s IT strategy, which according to its CTO and former G-Cloud head Denise McDonagh will help break its dependence on large systems integrators and long-term technology contracts.

Places for People replaces PCs with Citrix cloud VDI

People for Places replaced its PCs with cloud-based VDI

UK property management and development firm Places for People announced this week that it has replaced its on-premise infrastructure with a cloud-based VDI from Citrix, shaving nearly £1m off the company’s IT bill in the process.

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