Over the last couple months, many of you have wondered, and some of you have asked, where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Long story short, I’ve been very busy and heads down working with our incredible team at Entisys360 to build a product we are publicly announcing to the market, called our Entisys360 Workspace Cloud offering! This is our latest development to enable Desktop Transformation, through a Digital Workspace for our valued clients. It goes beyond Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), and provides a fully integrated, fully managed, Workspace-as-a-Service environment for our mid-market and enterprise clients. This includes all the critical components organizations will need to address the rapidly changing nature of the cloud and mobile era; including Mobility, Application, and Desktop Virtualization. I am super excited to finally talk about this publicly, come out of stealth mode, and share about the value and benefits made possible with this offering. This has been in the works for quite some time, and is an evolution of our Enterprise Managed Services (EMS), which has been incredibly successful with our larger clients. We have over 30,000 end-users represented across our EMS clients, and we expect continued successes in these areas as clients are looking for OPEX and subscription based services to address their needs.
Let’s face it. There’s been a tremendous amount of talk about Cloud in recent years. Some Cloud products and solutions deliver on their promises, while others fail to achieve the desired business outcomes our clients have come to expect. Working with clients over the last several years, I’ve learned a lot about taking input and gathering data (strategic initiatives, goals, requirements, objectives), and developing various technical and business solutions to address these requirements. Working for a short time at a software manufacturer (and a much longer time in partnership with hardware/software manufacturers), I’ve also learned a bit, and gained a tremendous amount of respect for folks building and developing products in the market. There are a lot of correlations between developing tactical and strategic solutions, and building products, but several things are much different. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m excited to share more with you!
Let’s talk a little bit about the current challenges in the market, and what we’ve built to address these challenges with our Entisys360 Workspace Cloud offering.
Entisys360 Workspace Cloud Announcement Video
Entisys360 Debuts Workspace-as-a-Service Solutions for Mid-Market and Enterprise Organizations
CONCORD, Calif. and IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2017
Entisys360, an award-winning IT consultancy specializing in the deployment and delivery of advanced IT infrastructure, virtualization and “Cloud First” solutions, today announced the introduction of Entisys360 Workspace Cloud, a Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) offering that is designed to help mid-market and enterprise organizations embrace desktop transformation through a digital workspace that empowers and drives workforce productivity.
“Today’s workers are becoming increasingly mobile and want access to their desktops, applications and data from any device, on any network, located anywhere in the world,” said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys360. “This is driving IT organizations to restructure their operations in order to adapt to meet the needs of workers who are spending more than half of their time away from their desks. The new Entisys360 Workspace Cloud solution is one of several offerings we will be unveiling in the coming weeks that address these challenges and provide our clients with all of the functionality they need to make mobility, application and desktop virtualization a likeable, lovable experience.”
Built as a fully-managed, subscription-based digital workspace for public and private cloud environments, Entisys360 Workspace Cloud leverages core Citrix technologies to deliver a complete and reliable end user experience. The offering enables on-demand scalability in order to address unpredictable changes in the business and consumption patterns; supports migration of on-premises apps to the cloud; and, minimizes the pain typically associated with updating antiquated virtual infrastructure technologies.
“Entisys360 Workspace Cloud is an integral component of our ‘Cloud First’ strategy, which is defined by our commitment to helping our clients remain at the forefront of technology innovation, and staying one step ahead by meeting tomorrow’s business needs, today,” said Matt General, CTO, Entisys360. “Each Entisys360 Workspace Cloud engagement begins through envisioning whereby we work with our clients to explore and identify their organization’s interests, challenges, requirements and strategies as they relate to workforce enablement in a digital workspace. Next, we help them realize the possibilities afforded by the solution, both present and future, and as it applies to delivering an always on workspace that is accessible from anywhere and on any device. From there, we design and implement a solution that maps to the goals and objectives they have set for their digital workspace environment.”
Dane Young, Virtualization Practice Manager, Entisys360 adds, “Having spent decades serving mid-market and enterprise organizations, we understand the complex nature of these types of IT environments, and we are able to vet out today’s cloud services offering better than most in order to deliver flexible solutions that solve our clients’ unique business challenges.”
Entisys360 Workspace Cloud features a customizable enterprise workflow automation solution with a user self-service portal that provides greater speed for IT organizations to rapidly deliver desktops, applications and data to end-users. “The time-to-value afforded by the Entisys360 Workspace Cloud offering is a tremendous benefit for IT organizations who will no longer have to spend days or even weeks provisioning virtual applications or desktops – once the organization is on board, new workspaces can be quickly provisioned with the simple click of a button,” continued Young.
Entisys360 Workspace Cloud Interview and Q&A
We sat down with Dane Young, Virtualization Practice Manager at Entisys360, to learn more about the Entisys360 Workspace Cloud offering. We were pleased to learn how the offering has all of the functionality that mid-market and enterprise organizations need to make mobility, application and desktop virtualization a likeable, lovable experience.
Q: Let’s begin the conversation by asking how Entisys360 defines Workspace-as-a-Service?
A: Cloud computing is driving enterprises to re-think IT. Numerous statistics and projections from the industry’s leading analyst firms demonstrate the shift from traditional on-premises infrastructure to cloud-based services. Analysts predict, in fact, that in the next couple of years more than half of the applications running in public cloud environments will be considered mission critical by the organizations that use them. Furthermore, analysts expect than more than a third of new software investments being made by the world’s largest vendors will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only.
Through Entisys360 Workspace Cloud, we are helping our clients embrace desktop transformation through a digital workspace that empowers and drives workforce productivity by providing their end-users with always-on, anytime access to applications, desktops, and mobility via any device, from anywhere in the world.
Entisys360 Workspace Cloud is an integral component of our “Cloud First” strategy, which is defined by our commitment to remain at the forefront of technology innovation, and stay one step ahead of our clients by meeting tomorrow’s business needs, today.
It is important to note that we do not define Entisys360 Workspace Cloud as a VDI or Desktop-as-a-Service solution, but rather a fully-functioning workspace environment that enables IT organizations to embrace public, private, and hybrid cloud-based infrastructures.
Q: How does Entisys360 Workspace Cloud deliver on “Cloud First” business priorities?
A: Entisys360 Workspace Cloud is available as a private or public cloud subscription-based service model. Because there is no need to invest in new on-premises infrastructure to support this model, Entisys360 can shift the burden from CAPEX costs to the more predictable OPEX costs, while at the same time helping our clients develop strategies for migrating away from existing CAPEX infrastructure and toward a “Cloud First” mindset.
Summary and Conclusion
By now you should have a better understanding of how we are addressing the current challenges we face every day with our clients around Mobility, Application, and Desktop Virtualization. My Pride. My Joy. Delivered as a Service. We have purpose built this solution to be targeted toward mid-market and enterprise clients, who naturally have very challenging business, technical and operational requirements. With our incredible team of engineers and account executives, we know just how much work it takes for organizations to be successful in this rapid pace, cloud and mobile era. Over the coming months we will be sharing more about our solutions and offerings in Digital Workspace, Digital Transformation and Enterprise Managed Services. Digital Transformation is incredibly relevant with our customers who are looking to accelerate their adoption of IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS), DevOps, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Internet of Things (IoT). Stay tuned to learn more about what we’re doing there!
As I mentioned, I’m very excited and look forward to many more successes as we move forward. If you have any questions, comments, or want to leave feedback, feel free to do so below. Also, you can reach out to me on LinkedIn or Twitter. Please talk with your Entisys360 account executive to setup a private briefing to learn more about our Entisys360 Workspace Cloud offering, or any of our other solutions! If you are not currently an Entisys360 customer, you can e-mail email@example.com to learn more.
I look forward to sharing more, my lessons learned, and how we’re addressing our clients most challenging problems in the market today.
Thanks and take care,