Sapotek Partners With NaviSite To Provide Software as a Service (SaaS) Using Sun Startup Essentials Program
Sapotek Turns To NaviSite And SSE To Meet Demand For Its Desktop Software
ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of application management and managed hosting solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Sapotek Inc. to enable delivery of its online desktop in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
“NaviSite’s existing partnership with the Sun Startup Essentials program ensured that we truly had the best of both worlds—NaviSite’s competitive Managed Hosting experience backed by the proven performance engineering of Sun hardware and software available through the Sun Startup Essentials program.”
Sapotek is a member of the Sun Startup Essentials program (www.sun.com/startups), in which NaviSite has teamed with Sun Microsystems to give startup companies the ability to easily develop and deploy their software applications in an on-demand environment hosted and supported by NaviSite on Sun’s platform of products. For its online desktop offering, Sapotek has chosen NaviSite’s web hosting solution running on the Solaris™ Operating System (OS).
NaviSite will be supporting the distribution of Sapotek’s free online desktops, Desktoptwo (http://desktoptwo.com) and its sister site in Spanish, Computadora.de (http://computadora.de), that mimic the look, feel and functionality of a local computer. Sapotek turned to NaviSite after product expansions generated significant global demand for its available services, which number close to 200,000 subscriptions. Using NaviSite’s virtualization platform, Sapotek is better able to match the growth of its SaaS business to the cost of delivering it to its customers and found it to be a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to the dedicated server option.
“As our company continued to grow, it became obvious that we needed the right help in scaling and managing our Software as a Service,” said Joshua D. Rand, CEO of Sapotek, based in New York. “NaviSite’s existing partnership with the Sun Startup Essentials program ensured that we truly had the best of both worlds—NaviSite’s competitive Managed Hosting experience backed by the proven performance engineering of Sun hardware and software available through the Sun Startup Essentials program.”
Sapotek was seeking a service provider that could support 10,000 to 20,000 users concurrently, and NaviSite will be providing SaaS Enablement services that can rapidly scale based on increasing global demand of Sapotek’s desktop software. In addition, with this solution, Sapotek will be able to better manage its costs, expand the service-level commitment to its end-users, and easily deploy additional solutions in the future.
“We were thrilled about the opportunity to put the NaviSite and Sun collaboration to work for Sapotek,” said James Fanella, Senior Vice President of Business Development for NaviSite. “We are pleased that the cost-effectiveness and scalability of our solution on the Solaris OS is such a strong match for supporting Sapotek’s global growth and rising demand.“
Sapotek Inc. is a leader in the development of open source web applications that enhance the functionality and usability of the Internet. Its most celebrated product, Desktoptwo (also available in Spanish as Computadora.de), is a free online desktop that mimics the look, feel and functionality of a local computer and is being enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of users from around the world. Sapotek also sponsors Sapodesk (http://sapodesk.org), a free software community dedicated to the development of free web applications and services.
NaviSite is a leading provider of application management and managed hosting solutions. Customers depend on NaviSite for application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 16 state-of-the art data centers supported by more than 700 professionals. NaviSite provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its broad range of application development capabilities, packaged software implementation expertise, deep portfolio of best in class technologies and a full suite of web-hosting and internet infrastructure options. For more information, please visit www.navisite.com.
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