SOURCE: Columbus International

Columbus International

September 30, 2014 11:20 ET

Columbus Brings Virtual Desktop Solution Options to the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - Columbus International Inc., a diversified telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin American region, today announced that it continues to strengthen and broaden its business partnership as a Citrix Service Provider. Columbus provides Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to businesses across the region. These solutions allow secure and ubiquitous access to applications with a consistent experience regardless of location or device, enabling our clients to better take advantage of new trends such as "Bring Your Own Device" and teleworking.

The Columbus Cloud Desktop solution enables businesses to take advantage of desktop virtualization and SaaS, plus effectively implement mobility and teleworking strategies, all while guaranteeing that users' information is always controlled and secure. More than just providing a virtual desktop on a laptop, Columbus Cloud Desktop utilizes Citrix and partners' software to allow customers to access individual applications, in an a la carte manner, onto any device with any size format and input mechanism.

"Our customers are interested in solutions that will enable any device to become their workspace, wherever their workforce might be at any given time, while still guaranteeing the security and consistency of their information," said Gabriel Marcos, director of networking, security and mobile workforce solutions for Columbus. "Our Cloud Desktop offering provides full flexibility to create customized virtual desktops which satisfy the needs of each particular user while providing immediate provisioning of desktops and applications, significantly reducing support and unavailability costs."

Columbus Cloud Desktop is powered by Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, Netscaler and XenMobile software, all integrated through our regional network, spanning across 42 countries in the region, to our Datacenter fabric, designed to support the most demanding requirements from businesses, including guaranteed 24x7 operations, zero capital investments, immediate access to state of the art technology and features, and the flexibility to scale up or down as required.

The solution is delivered under a service model that guarantees the performance and availability of the solution, including SLAs (Service Level Agreements). Columbus provides a single point of contact to manage, monitor and integrate all network, security, hardware, software and Datacenter infrastructure components.

"Citrix works closely with its partners to deliver a cloud-based platform that enables them to quickly and simply design and deliver mobile workspaces that allow people to work better and increase business productivity, agility and efficiency. This model provides device-independence, virtually no risk of data loss or unavailability, back up and business continuity and data control and security. All of this adds up to reducing costs and focusing more resources on the core business," stated Carlos Guzman, Sales Manager-NOLA, Citrix.

Columbus Cloud Desktop combines the best of Citrix's state of the art technology, automation and self-provisioning capabilities with Columbus' network, Datacenter fabric and engineering and support experts, to deliver unlimited bandwidth, ubiquitous access and guaranteed service availability, all combined to provide the lowest possible risk for the business and unmatched user experience.

About Columbus:
Columbus International Inc. is a privately held diversified telecommunications company based in Barbados. The Company provides digital cable television, broadband Internet and digital landline telephony in Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Curacao under the brand name FLOW and in Antigua under the brand name Karib Cable. Columbus also provides next generation connectivity and IT solutions, managed networking and cloud-based services under the brand Columbus Business Solutions. Through its subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 42 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Through its fully protected, ringed submarine fiber optic network spanning more than 42,300 km and its 38,000 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus' 3,100 plus professionals provide advanced telecom services to a diverse residential and corporate client base approaching 700,000 customers. Visit www.columbus.co