Scale-out All-Flash Storage Platform Powers Hosted Network’s VMware DaaS Offering

SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Sydney-based cloud provider Hosted Network selected SolidFire’s scale-out all-flash storage platform to power its cost-effective, enterprise-class virtual cloud-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Hosted Network chose SolidFire based on its unique scale-out architectural design, Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) technology, and deep system automation.

The market opportunity for delivering DaaS services within the enterprise is growing exponentially. For enterprise customers, managed DaaS services eliminate large capital investments along with the challenges and complexity associated with desktop deployment, management and maintenance. In addition to centralizing and reducing administration cost, Hosted Network DaaS dramatically lowers desktop deployment times, enhances security and eliminates downtime – all critical elements for enabling today’s mobile workforce.

Hosted Network is the first in Australia to offer a fully white-label DaaS solution that empowers IT Providers to deliver the performance, security and savings demanded by modern mobile businesses. By allowing partners to brand their own Cloud Desktop solution without having to store and manage the actual infrastructure and licensing, Hosted Networks enables IT Integrators, MSPs and Software Vendors to quickly go to market with their own cloud desktop offering.

“SolidFire is the backbone of our data center. It’s the only storage platform that can handle our dense workload consolidation and our staggering I/O requirements while still ensuring that every application gets the performance it needs, no matter what other demands are being placed on the platform,” said Hosted Network’s Managing Director, Ben Town. “SolidFire enables us to deliver the latest DaaS infrastructure in the cloud with unmatched performance and reliability.”

“VMware is enabling today’s workforce to securely access data and applications from any device. VMware Horizon DaaS allows Hosted Network to simplify and automate the management of thousands of desktops and to securely deliver enterprise-class Desktop as a Service to thousands of users with unmatched levels of availability and reliability, while providing its partners with a simple to use interface for the provisionment and management of their hosted desktops,”
said Asanga Wanigatunga, VMware’s Director of DaaS, Asia Pacific and Japan.
Together, Hosted Network, SolidFire’s scale-out all-flash storage platform and VMware Horizon DaaS delivers:

  • Hosted desktops that offer the computing power of a physical desktop without the hassle and cost associated with its maintenance
  • A simple, secure and centralized version of a typical desktop/laptop environment, accessed via the Internet
  • Cloud-based platforms that are accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device.
  • Fully managed service and centralized administration of IT support, software updates and provisioning
  • Completely white-labeled DaaS offering that IT Providers can quickly go to market with

“Hosted Network demands the ability to consolidate and automate the management of thousands of workloads while simultaneously delivering guaranteed levels of performance and capacity,” said SolidFire’s VP of Product Management, Adam Carter. “SolidFire is the only all-flash array designed to meet those needs, but also deliver a scale-out architecture that can respond to changes in workload demand and scale as Hosted Network’s business needs evolve.”

Hosted Network provides the needed tools to boost partners’ profits, expand their service offerings and help them realize the cost effectiveness, improved security and compliance, mobility and flexibility of DaaS. For more information, contact or visit:

About Hosted Network

Hosted Network is a Whitelabel Cloud Desktop Provider enabling IT Integrators, MSPs and Software Vendors to quickly go to market with their own cloud desktop offering. Hosted Network’s Channel Partner Program allows partners to brand their own Cloud Desktop solution without the need to worry about managing costly infrastructure and licensing fees. By leveraging Hosted Network’s Channel Team, they can enter a market with huge potential and minimal investment, growing their business through a monthly recurring revenue stream.

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About Hosted Network

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center. Leveraging SolidFire’s all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.