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Virtual Bridges and ZSL Announce Global Reseller Agreement to Provide Industry's Most Innovative Desktop Virtualization Solution
Virtual Bridges, developers of the VERDE™ suite for desktop virtualization, and ZSL, a leading ISV and global software solutions and services provider, today announced a worldwide reseller agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the Virtual Bridges VERDE suite will be an integral component of ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS (Desktop as a Service) packaged service offering.


VERDE 3.0, announced in December 2009, is the only solution available today which runs in both networked and disconnected environments.  In addition, VERDE uniquely offers the ability to run Linux and Windows guest sessions, enabling significant operating cost reductions over Windows-only environments.  In partnership with the IBM Client for Smart Work and Canonical’s Ubuntu server and desktop offerings, VERDE also provides the choice of opting for a lower-cost cloud computing alternative.


“With its unrivaled ability to lower desktop TCO, improve security and compliance as well as drive organizational agility, Virtual Bridges VERDE was the logical selection as the desktop virtualization engine for PowerCube,” said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President of ZSL.


PowerCube, launched in January at the 15th annual Lotusphere, was recognized as a finalist for the IBM Lotus Awards recognizing exceptional IBM PartnerWorld members, in the category of Best CTO Award. ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS is a virtualized desktop environment powered by IBM’s Client for Smart Work running on Linux desktops and virtually enabled using VERDE and available as private and public cloud offering and as on-premise model. ZSL offers PowerCube DaaS with suite of services that includes end- user segmentation, TCO analysis, BPM-based role identification and SOA to application migration, pilot and production deployment.  


“We are delighted to join forces with ZSL, long recognized for its work with emerging technology platforms focused on reducing TCO and driving high-value ROI,”  said Jim Curtin, president and chief executive officer of Virtual Bridges. “This shared mission will enable our partnership to accelerate the adoption of virtualized desktop environments at a critical juncture when many organizations are analyzing the implications of Windows® 7 migration in their environments.”


The $65B worldwide desktop virtualization market represents a tremendous opportunity for both Virtual Bridges and ZSL to expand revenue models and go-to-market strategies.  Offering unprecedented operating and capital expense reduction, attractive to enterprises and SMBs alike, PowerCube with VERDE can dramatically reduce the total cost of desktop ownership by more than 50 percent over commercial desktops, with a return on investment most often in less than 12 months.


Currently, Virtual Bridges offers its product suite through a network of more than 40 partners.  Today’s announcement marks a major step toward realizing its aggressive partner network development strategy.  To learn more about joining Virtual Bridges’ rapidly expanding partner network, click here.

Published Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:20 PM by David Marshall
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