RapidScale has solidified a strategic partnership with the innovator of Mac Remote Desktop Services.

[IRVINE, CA: May 6th, 2014] RapidScale, a leader in cloud computing solutions, has established one of the most expansive and comprehensive cloud solution sets in the market today. Aqua Connect is one of the most forward thinking and innovative development companies in the world having developed Mac Remote Desktop Services for Mac OS X. Today, RapidScale is announcing that a partnership agreement has been established to integrate Aqua Connect’s innovative remote access and virtualization solutions with RapidScale’s CloudOffice and CloudDesktop solutions. The strategic partnership is expected to make waves in the virtualization industry as RapidScale will be the first cloud computing company to offer an application agnostic Desktop as a Service Platform.

The core aspect of the strategic partnership is a cloud development roadmap with the first market solution to be introduced, CloudStrength. CloudStrength is a real time virtualization monitoring solution integrated into every Desktop as a Service user deployed within RapidScale’s CloudOffice or CloudDesktop. RapidScale integrated CloudStrength with the belief that the end user needs to have the ability to test their unique connectivity speeds without the inconvenience of calling into a helpdesk or checking websites like Speedtest.net.

The RapidScale and Aqua Connect Development Roadmap includes:

CloudStrength: Desktop monitoring tool for band, packet loss and latency. CloudStrength will be available in RapidScale’s CloudOffice platform as a native application. It will allow users to monitor the status of their virtual desktop environment and see where any performance drop may be originating.

CloudApps: CloudApps Management Engine, Storefront, and Billing System provides a complete ecosystem around the CloudApps architecture that provides the user experience (Storefront), the administration experience (Management Engine) and the vendor experience (Billing System).

Analytics: Desktop as a Service (DaaS) Analytics & Auditing System will allow administrators the ability to track and log user activity based on designated profiles. Data will be available for analysis and reporting along with a public API.

CloudShare: Cloud computing file­-sharing and collaboration tool and environment. CloudShare will give users the ability to access, share, collaborate, edit, and manage their files from any device.

RapidScale CEO, Randy Jeter, has been working diligently for years to find the right strategic partner to develop an entire suite of applications around Mac and Windows virtualization. Mr. Jeter says “This is more than a partnership, it is a commitment to creating and delivering the most advanced Desktop as a Service Platform in the world. I believe this partnership truly embodies the future of the cloud”.

“Aqua Connect is proud to partner with RapidScale, a company that shares in our vision of innovation, to bring revolutionary new solutions to the application and desktop delivery market,” said Ronnie Exley, Vice President of Business Development, Aqua Connect, Inc. “This partnership represents our strategic commitment to develop not only the best virtualization and remote access solutions for Mac, but also for the Windows and Linux platform.”

The partnership between RapidScale and Aqua Connect presents a truly unique and exceptional opportunity to revolutionize the virtualization industry. RapidScale has transformed cloud computing for the small and medium business with their all-in-one solution, CloudOffice. Similarly, Aqua Connect has become the first company to offer enterprise-grade Remote Desktop Services for Apple hardware and has been a continuous leader in interoperability solutions. Together, RapidScale and Aqua Connect will be industry leaders in the innovation and delivery of cloud services for both Windows and Mac applications.

About RapidScale:

RapidScale, a cloud services innovator, delivers world class, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions to companies of all sizes across the globe. Its state of the art CloudOffice platform and market leading cloud solutions are the reason why RapidScale is the provider of choice for leading telecommunications providers, VARs, MSPs, and agents throughout the United States. RapidScale is not only delivering a service, but is also innovating advanced solutions and applications for the cloud computing space. Today, many of the top carriers, VARs, MSPs, and Master Agents across the globe are selling RapidScale’s cloud solutions to their customers. RapidScale’s market leading solutions include: CloudServer, CloudDesktop, CloudOffice, CloudRecovery, CloudApps, and more. For more information on RapidScale visit rapidscale.net or blog here

About Aqua Connect:

Aqua Connect, Inc. is the worldwide leader in remote access solutions for Apple hardware, including Mac OS X application and desktop delivery. Aqua Connect was the first company to license Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol for Mac OS X Server and is the innovator and worldwide leader in Mac Remote Desktop Services. Aqua Connect’s proprietary remote access protocol, Aqua Accelerated Protocol (AAP), delivers the fastest remote desktop experience on any computing platform. Aqua Connect has received industry recognition and awards as a leader in interoperability, including a Gartner, Inc. designation as one of their “Cool Vendors in Personal Computing”. Aqua Connect products are innovative solutions and alternatives to Mac OS X desktop deployments, iOS development, and virtualization for the Enterprise, Education and SMB markets.

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