Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced that Paladin Building Services, LLC, a commercial building services contractor, has implemented Desktone’s DaaS platform in order to deploy cost-effective, full-featured virtual desktops in the cloud. Paladin transitioned from a thin client environment to Desktone’s cloud environment. By hosting its desktops in Desktone’s cloud, Paladin was able to avoid the high cost and time commitment that would have been required to set up an internal server infrastructure.

Paladin works with hundreds of subcontractors to provide facilities maintenance services for commercial, industrial, retail and residential buildings. The company looked to outsource desktop management to avoid hiring in-house IT staff and to eliminate the need to build onsite server infrastructure. The Desktone cloud enables Paladin to stay focused on core business operations and growth, rather than allocating resources to IT management.

“With an extensive network of subcontractors and plans for expansion throughout the Southeast, we didn’t want to be concerned with building and managing a complex IT network,” said Jeffrey B. Aibel, chief executive officer of Paladin Building Services. “We turned to Desktone to provide the infrastructure, management and long-term support of the IT systems we need to run our business. It doesn’t matter if we’re in the office, on the road visiting a client or overseas – Desktone’s cloud provides instant, reliable access to our desktops anytime, from anywhere.”

Desktone is the industry’s only cloud-hosted virtual desktop platform. The Desktone cloud removes many of the barriers to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) – including steep upfront infrastructure costs, complex deployment and management, and limited scalability – by delivering desktops as a service, enabling enterprises to rapidly provision desktops on any device.

“DaaS is an ideal solution for businesses looking to realize the benefits of virtual desktops without taking on the challenge of building a customized infrastructure solution,” said Peter McKay, chief executive officer of Desktone. “By hosting desktops in the cloud, we’re able to help companies like Paladin quickly and easily deploy virtual desktops for employees on a variety of endpoint devices, including PCs, MacBooks and mobile devices. Removing desktop management concerns allows enterprises to stay focused on building their business, and not on building the IT support systems and processes needed to run the business.”