Dutch broadliner Copaco has become the first distributor in the country to offer Awingu-as-a-Service as part of its 2tCloud portfolio. Awingu is a complete online workplace accessible via the Internet. It is a quickly deployable and cheaper alternative to often more expensive classic virtual desktop solutions. This makes it suitable for organisations of all sizes. Awingu as-a-Service is a ready-to-use, secure, complete online workplace that offers users everything they need to be able to work anytime, anywhere, where they have access to the Internet. It is easy to use and manage and ensures maximum control over access to applications and centrally stored data. Awingu does not require any configuration on the device and no client software needs to be installed. This makes deployment and management very easy. With Awingu, users save up to 80% on maintenance, management and support costs compared to traditional virtual desktop solutions.
Thanks to its embedded Single-Sign-On, the built-in Awingu HTML5 Gateway not only provides access to public cloud services such as Microsoft Office365 and OneDrive, but also gives access to existing on-premises Windows applications. Multi-factor authentication and one-time password ensure secure and controlled access. Last year, Awingu was named "Cool Vendor in Unified Workspaces" by Gartner. Awingu-as-a-Service is hosted in the 2tCloud data centres and is immediately available via the 2tCloud platform. Copaco also supports its partners with training and support.
According to Harold Bax, Director Business Development at Copaco, "the addition of Awingu is an extension of our Workspace-as-a-Service offering, offering solutions for different types of users and environments. With Awingu-as-a-Service our partners can provide a secure, affordable online workplace for a fixed monthly fee. Because the as-a-service is provided, it is quickly deployable and especially affordable for small and medium-sized businesses."
Walter Van Uytven, CEO of Awingu, concludes: "we are very enthusiastic about the cooperation with Copaco. Not only is Copaco one of the reference value distributors on the local market, it also offers a unique 'Workplace-as-a-service' from the cloud based on Awingu."