Money saver? Cloud computing allows companies to share resources and cut costs. *MCT illustration
Money saver? Cloud computing allows companies to share resources and cut costs. *MCT illustration

Digicel is seeking to garner a bigger piece of cloud business.

In September the company officially launched its Cloud Solutions portfolio. Digicel is doing this in partnership with Microsoft, Cisco and Citrix.

The main hub will be located at Digicel’s Data centre in Jamaica but it will have a dedicated sub platform in Bermuda as well as in Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.

Companies who use cloud computing can control the security of their businesses’ information on employee mobile devices with Mobile Device Management.

Leading

Tom O’Neill, Digicel Bermuda Business Solutions director, said in a press release: “At Digicel Business, we aim to keep our clients at the forefront with leading technology solutions. Citrix, Cisco and Microsoft are recognised as global leaders in the cloud industry.

 “We have the highest level of service provider partner accreditations with each of these global leaders, which reflects their recognition of our commitment in this regard.

“Digicel Business is equipped to bring the high quality Enterprise Private Cloud Solutions to Bermuda with a full-service offering that enhances the user experience and delivers significant value to our business clients.”

Citrix selected Digicel as a strategic go to market partner for Desktop as a Service.

Speaking for Citrix, Scott Swanburg stated: “The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) market is growing rapidly and our Citrix Service Provider (CSP) partners are delivering hundreds of thousands of cloud-hosted desktops and applications to businesses that are looking to go mobile and enable bring your own (BYO) device programs. Digicel is the first regional telecommunications company outside of the U.S. to offer these services as part of the CSP program. Digicel Desktop as a Service will bring significant value to customers across the Caribbean and Central America, allowing them to take full advantage of the flexibility of hosted desktops and applications with maximum uptime and productivity.”   

Digicel Desktop as a Service is powered by Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenMobile which enable businesses to go mobile and develop “bring your own device” programmes without the need for large capital investments. By making high-end technology affordable on a scalable basis, Digicel Desktop as a service levels the playing field for small and medium sized businesses that would otherwise be unable to access these market leading technologies.