Molten Technologies launches Desktops-as-a-Service platform

Molten Technologies, a provider of cloud-based desktop infrastructure services, has launched its Desktops as a Service (DaaS) platform.

Riding the current wave of IT moving to the cloud, the new service offers businesses a “secure and scalable” route to outsourcing costly desktop infrastructure, while still allowing them to retain full control over their data, applications, provisioning and security.

Furthermore, users can access their desktop environment from any connected device including “thin clients, tablet PCs, smart phones and PCs from any location.”

The advantage here, of course, is that like many other cloud-based offerings, instead of having to make upfront capital investments in desktop infrastructure (read: Old Skool IT), organisations can buy in DaaS on a pay-as-you-go basis, resulting in up to a 30 per cent saving, apparently, on the total cost of ownership for desktops across the business.

Molten Technologies’ offering is based on the Desktone Virtual-D platform, while the company is partnering with cloud services distributor CloudGroup.

The company, headquartered in London, UK, is currently Angel and friends/family funded but is said to be “well advanced” in raising a Series A round. Its CEO is Jim Machacek who has a track record as CIO for organisations like Marks and Spencer, BP and AstraZeneca.