Solved

Hosted/Cloud windows desktops

Posted on 2011-09-06
3
356 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi.
We are looking for someone to host a virtual QA Lab for us.  I've done a couple hours of Google searches, but keep finding only results for Windows Servers.  We need machines that match end-user machines.  Sure, we could build out a VMWare solution, but surely there is a company somewhere that offers this so we can get a price-comparison point.

It needs to contain desktop versions of Windows Vista, XP, and 7
Images will need to have QTP installed on them.
Testers should be able to request a fresh image on-the-fly (available for their exclusive use within a negotiated SLA timeframe).
Testers would release the image back to the farm when they have completed their tests (could range from a few hours to several weeks)
We may need a dedicated machine with Quality Center on it.

Thanks!!!
0
Comment
Question by:nap0leon
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

by:cjrmail2k
cjrmail2k earned 200 total points
ID: 36490887
citrix xendesktop is another company
0
 
LVL 118

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 300 total points
ID: 36490944
It seems that the requirements you are after is a VMware Reseller/Partner that offers the vCloud Director and vSphere Service. We are only starting to see Distributors starting to offer these services, unless oyu host your own Private Cloud.
0
 
LVL 18

Author Closing Comment

by:nap0leon
ID: 36495584
Thanks guys - those look like the keywords I was looking for.
Too bad the number of vendors that actually offer what we are looking for appears to be zero (or buried on page 5 of Google), at least I'm looking for the right solutions now.
0

Featured Post

Save on storage to protect fatherhood memories

You're the dad who has everything. This Father's Day, make sure your family memories are protected. My Passport Ultra has automatic backup and password protection to keep your cherished photos and videos safe. With up to 3TB, you have plenty of room to hold the adventures ahead.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
Cloud-based technologies and services will continue to grow in popularity in 2017 thanks to the simple, scalable and cost-effective solutions they deliver. Here are three areas where cloud adoption is poised to really take off.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now