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platform

 [plat´form]
a flat horizontal surface higher than the level of the areas around it.
force platform a small platform that measures variations in downward force between different points on its surface, for assessing stability of stance and posture as a person stands on it. Called also force plate.

platform

a collective term for computer hardware and software components of a particular system.
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ZeroDesktop's Cloud Service Brokerage platform unifies digital content that resides in local storage, network drives and popular cloud services into one secure repository that is accessible by the Marvell virtual web desktop platform or by tablet computers and mobile devices.
Unlike thin-client or zero-client devices, ZeroDesktop's technology in the virtual web desktop platform does not require large expenditures in dedicated servers or expensive licensing costs related to operating systems, VDI or management software.
By working with Rackspace, channel partners and VARs can add the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform to their portfolio of offerings, without the additional expenses associated with purchasing the hardware and hiring resources to manage the environment.
We're tapping our vast community of partners and their networks to provide customers with a hosted virtual desktop platform that offers them choices," said Odus Wittenburg, vice president of enterprise solutions for Rackspace.
For more information about the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform please visit: http://www.
Web- and telephone-based service and support for the new AVS desktop platforms, including board-level RMA (returned merchandise authorization) and cross-ship services, will be offered beginning Oct.