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RingCube vDesk Wins Product of the Year Award for Desktop Virtualization
RingCube Technologies, the leading provider of the managed virtual workspace, today announced its vDesk solution has won the “Gold Award” in the Virtual desktop infrastructure category of Product of the Year 2008. "RingCube leads the way thanks to their innovative features like flexible deployment, offline desktop, and no second OS license needed," the judges reported.

RingCube continues to gain leadership momentum with other recent accolades such as one of the “10 start-ups to watch ‘09” from Network World magazine. Also an independent analyst firm, IDC, recently stated RingCube ranked first among client virtualization vendors reviewed based on capabilities with its product vDesk. The full report is available on IDC’s website:

How vDesk helps Customers Increase Productivity

Many enterprises are looking for ways to improve the productivity of their workforces but struggle with the cost of providing company and supported laptops for every single employee. Mobile employees can significantly improve their productivity if they have access to their personalized desktops with all of their applications, data and settings whether they are traveling, working at a customer site or visiting a remote office. Southcoast Bank has deployed RingCube vDesk for a Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) solution for its banking customers and also as a secure managed desktop solution for employees working remotely.

“We were able to create a seamless, full-performance desktop experience while avoiding difficult customer installations and the need for additional support services,” says Paul Hollen, Executive Vice President and COO of Southcoast Bank. “Many of our back office employees such as IT, item processing, loan servicing and centralized loan underwriting would like to work remotely and we are deploying and managing vDesk virtual desktop environments to accommodate them.”

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How vDesk Works

vDesk’s virtualization technology, with 24 virtualization patents pending, separates the user’s desktop environment, including applications, data, settings and system resources from the operating system and encapsulates it into a secure container called a vDesk workspace. Administrators use the vDesk Administration Server to create and deploy vDesk workspaces, assign security and isolation policies and provision updates to existing workspaces. To access vDesk workspaces, users launch a vDesk client from any Windows PC to gain access to their own personalized desktop computing environment.

vDesk enables users to synchronize their vDesk workspace between any of the four vDesk deployment options (PC, Drive, Network, VDI) and work offline. While offline, users become truly mobile by being able to access their virtual workspace anytime, anywhere. For example, a user can access their vDesk workspace through a thin-client hosted desktop while in the office and check out their vDesk workspace to a laptop or portable drive for a business trip or to work at home. Mobile professionals have the flexibility to work from an airplane, at home or in a hotel room.

When they come back to the office, they are prompted automatically to check in and synchronize their vDesk workspace to the network. Once checked in, the user can access their vDesk workspace from a hosted desktop in the datacenter while all their changes made offline are now reflected in their online vDesk workspace.

Pricing and Availability

vDesk 1.1 is available immediately through RingCube. Pricing starts at $200 per user.

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 6:45 PM by David Marshall
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