Arcus Cloud Brokers delivers enhanced cloud-based computing
services for organisations moving IT infrastructures to virtual Linux
servers in the cloud via NX
Rome, Italy, December 20,
2010 - NoMachine, a global leader in desktop virtualization, remote
access and application delivery, today announced a technology
collaboration with Arcus Cloud Brokers, a cloud based services and
solutions provider focused on delivering to the SME’s, charity and
education market in the UK. The partnership will enable Arcus Cloud
Brokers to deliver NX hosted desktops as an integral part of its
Linux-based cloud service offerings, thus further extending its already
established cloud-based services portfolio.
As cloud computing
gains popularity, more organizations today are actively looking to move
towards cloud computing. Without the worry of significant upfront
hardware costs, a cloud-based hosted solution offers vast savings and
total flexibility as well as energy efficiency and economies of scale.
But, many organisations find themselves with a deluge of information to
digest, being overwhelmed by the vast selection of cloud-based offerings
on the market.
Arcus Cloud Brokers focuses on implementing
solutions based on the latest cloud and virtualization technologies to
allow clients to minimise their costs and IT management headaches.
NX, already a leader in hosted virtual desktop solutions and renowned
for its fast and reliable access to remote applications, as well as
being a key element in well-documented and successful migrations to
Linux, is perfectly suited to those same virtual and remote Linux
desktops being made available in a public, private or hybrid cloud.
benefits and trade-offs of cloud computing are subject of many reports
and reviews, but as a recent Garner report argued, there is one element
that will become evident. “As cloud computing evolves, combinations of
cloud services will be too complex and untrustworthy for end consumers
to handle their integration.” Gartner says “The future of cloud
computing will be permeated with the notion of brokers negotiating
relationships between providers of cloud services and the service
“There is a growing demand by organizations to use
virtualization technologies to deploy, maintain and access Linux-based,
and proprietary, business desktops and applications in more flexible and
efficient ways over the internet, but there is also an increasing need
for partners, or brokers, who can provide the expertise and management
that these potential cloud adopters need. As a NoMachine partner, Arcus
Cloud Brokers' can offer customers a more efficient use of cloud-based
application deployment, and performance, thus increasing productivity
and innovation, whilst reducing expenditure.” said Business Development
Manager of NoMachine.
As it gains momentum, the whole paradigm of
cloud computing brings with it complexities that businesses are faced
with today: what to implement and how to implement a cloud-based
infrastructure. Arcus, with its knowledge and expertise in the latest
cloud architectures and services, leverages such solutions to meet
clients' IT implementation and support requirements ad-hoc. By
partnering with NoMachine, this knowledge is now extended to delivery of
enterprise-class Linux virtual desktops on Amazon's EC2 Web.
has significant competitive advantage in the fact that we are totally
focused on cloud technologies and have extensive expertise in developing
on and integrating the different cloud technologies and frameworks,
including providing 24x7 managed services,” said Paul Hennessy, managing
director of Arcus Cloud Brokers. “Our vision is enabling SMEs, Charity
Organisations and Educational Institutions to operate in a world where
all their IT is in the Cloud and delivered as a utility”.
Based in Rome, Italy, NoMachine is the creator of award-winning NX software, an enterprise-class solution for
secure remote access, application delivery, and hosted desktop
deployment. Since 2001, NoMachine's mission has been to revolutionize
the way users access their computing resources across the Internet to
make seamless desktop access as easy and widespread as Web browsing.
NoMachine provides a comprehensive software infrastructure stack, core
development, and support services built around the self-designed and
self-developed NX suite of advanced components. For more information
about NoMachine NX technology, please visit http://www.nomachine.com.
About Arcus Cloud Brokers
Cloud Brokers is a cloud technology broker offering cloud-based
solutions to SMEs as well as organizations in the non-profit sector.
With extensive experience in developing, deploying and supporting 24×7
mission critical web applications in dedicated, shared and cloud
environments, Arcus enables any business to access the huge benefits
that Cloud Computing offers and eliminates the overwhelming complexities
associated with cloud computing. Having developed relationships with
multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP), Arcus offers a strong knowledge
of CSP capabilities, business models and costs, aligning these to match
the customer requirements.