King’s Hawaiian Selects dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktop Solution to Increase IT Efficiency and Reduce Costs
LOS ANGELES, CA – January 8, 2013 – dinCloud, a cloud transformation company, today announced that King’s Hawaiian, maker of the number one branded dinner roll in the United States, has selected dinCloud to implement its hosted virtual desktop, server, and storage services to help IT improve efficiency and better manage operations across King’s Hawaiian’s baking facilities and restaurants.
“The desktop virtualization market is shifting to a more holistic approach as IT professionals look for solutions to simplify workspace management,” said Brett Waldman, research manager, Client Virtualization Software, IDC. “Demands on IT resources are greater than ever before, but IT budgets are still declining. The ability to deliver and manage desktops and applications from the cloud is quickly becoming a must-have for organizations looking to reduce costs while improving efficiencies.”
King’s Hawaiian, a well-known, family-owned and operated Hawaiian food company and commercial bakery, has been delighting palates young and old since its founder, Robert R. Taira, created the recipe for Original Hawaiian Sweet Bread nearly 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii. Today, they operate more than 270,000 square feet of baking facilities in Torrance, California and Oakwood, Georgia.
King’s Hawaiian was looking for a cost effective, one-stop solution that could eventually help them expand internationally. Additionally, they wanted a provider that could reliably manage day-to-day operations so their IT team could focus on the value added tasks of the core business. After a rigorous RFP process, that included several big name cloud vendors, King’s Hawaiian chose dinCloud.
dinCloud provided King’s Hawaiian with hosted virtual desktops (dinHVD), hosted virtual servers (dinServer), and NetApp-based cloud storage (dinBackup) – part of its business provisioning services. By moving King’s Hawaiian’s business (servers, applications, data, and desktops) to the cloud, the company is able to enjoy more control and easier management of its IT infrastructure. Additionally, dinCloud successfully brought some of King’s Hawaiian’s business applications into the cloud, including several unique homegrown apps.
“Dell vWorkspace combined with thin clients and the unique value of dinCloud, provides companies with unmatched flexibility, high performance, desktop security, support and ROI that allows them to address the demands of today’s dynamic business environment,” said Lubos Parobek, vice president of product management, Dell. “King’s Hawaiian is another great example of the industry’s continued recognition for Dell’s complete, end-to-end portfolio which has been built to ensure customer success in desktop virtualization. We are happy to once again work with dinCloud to simplify the deployment and management of desktop virtualization technologies.”
“dinCloud provided an exceptional level of support during King’s Hawaiian’s transition to the cloud, and our valued white glove treatment continues even after the on-boarding process,” said Saad Shahzad, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, dinCloud. “Throughout the implementation, we were able to leverage one of our trusted reseller partners, pulling in specialists to help meet King’s Hawaiian’s unique user needs on an as needed basis. Most businesses aren’t typically awarded those kinds of resources, but we offered these additional services and value adds from the beginning.
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