Workspot Leads Landis+Gyr in Cloud Adoption

Workspot, an intelligent desktop as a service (DaaS) platform built for the multi-cloud era, announced that Landis+Gyr, a leader in energy management solutions, is meeting its competitive sustainability goals through cloud adoption and end-user computing modernization with multi-cloud, multi-region virtual desktops.

Given its portfolio of smart grid technologies that help reduce CO2 emissions, Landis+Gyr sought out IT modernization partners that are aligned with the company’s commitment to sustainability.

To create operational and business efficiencies, Landis+Gyr moved away from on-premises data centers and moved key workloads to the cloud with the goal of greater agility, stronger security and more flexibility, while enhancing the end-user experience.

With the help of professional services company Accenture, Landis+Gyr began migrating applications and data from seven data centers into the cloud.

In parallel, Workspot led the end-user computing modernization project. After evaluating several virtual desktop solutions, the team found them to be complex to deploy and tedious to manage.

However, Workspot could meet Landis+Gyr’s requirements for global, single-pane-of-glass management, integration with its preferred security stack, and multi-cloud support. Furthermore, virtual desktops can be procured with almost no effort, and the cost for Landis+Gyr is often 50 percent lower than provisioning a physical PC.

The Landis+Gyr IT team discovered that Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud could offer specific capabilities for each of its use cases.

For the initial deployment, software developers used Workspot high-end virtual desktops on Microsoft Azure, taking advantage of nested virtualization capabilities, while virtual desktops were deployed on Google Cloud for use by IT employees and contractors.