Toshiba Enters Desktop Virtualization Market

  Toshiba Enters Desktop Virtualization Market

   New Hosted Virtual Desktop Service Offering Will Provide Reduced Capital
   Expenses, Enhanced Security and Support for Enterprise BYOD Initiatives

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- July 10, 2013

Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America
Information Systems, Inc., today announced its plans to enter the enterprise
virtualization market with the new Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service. The
service, hosted completely in Toshiba secure data centers, will enable
mid-market and enterprise companies of any size to deploy virtual desktops
with reduced capital expenses, enhanced security, and support for Bring Your
Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

“Today’s organizations have an ever-growing need to secure corporate data,
while controlling capital expenses – finding the right balance can be a
challenge,” said Scott Sims, Vice President of Cloud Solutions & Engineering,
Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division. “That’s why
more and more organizations are choosing to implement hosted virtual desktops
– like the Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service – as the smarter alternative to
expensive on-premise solutions.”

Toshiba has partnered with virtualization industry leaders Citrix and VMware
to provide a service that allows Windows operating system and other software
traditionally located on individual PCs to be installed, stored, run and
managed on servers in secure Toshiba data centers. Because software is
streamed to client devices as needed through the Internet, each application
becomes an on-demand service that’s centrally managed, highly available,
secure and up-to-date.

“As the industry leader in virtualization, VMware is pleased that Toshiba has
recognized the importance of the desktop virtualization market, and has
elected to partner with VMware. We look forward to continuing to support their
efforts,” said Erik Frieberg, vice president, Product Marketing, End-User
Computing, VMware.

Reduced Capital Expenses

The Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service will eliminate the need to invest in and
manage costly data center hardware, removing costly barriers to entry and
allowing businesses of any size to capitalize on the benefits of desktop

Employee Mobility and BYOD Support

The Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service will allow mobile workers to securely
access company data from any Internet-enabled device. With support for most
client operating systems – including Windows, Linux, Android and iOS – and
Toshiba’s propriety hybrid storage system that provides optimal performance,
the service will enable organizations and employees to tap into the
productivity and efficiency gains of a BYOD program.

“More and more organizations are adopting desktop virtualization to enable
BYOD and mobile workstyles initiatives for their employees. Toshiba Virtual
Desktop Service using Citrix XenDesktop provides organizations with a complete
solution to mobilize Windows apps and desktops on any device,” said Calvin
Hsu, vice president of product marketing, Desktops and Apps at Citrix.

As a global innovator, leading storage provider and laptop pioneer for over a
quarter century, Toshiba offers the expertise and secure data center
infrastructure to host, manage and deliver virtual desktops for in-office
employees and mobile workers. Building on its robust hardware offering,
Toshiba has made significant data center investments to host data safely and

Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service will be available in Q4 2013. For more
information visit

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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units:
Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication
Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services
and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions,
TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable
devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets;
storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified
communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales,
marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and
Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba
America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on
TAIS visit

About Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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