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Virtual Bridges Continues to Lead Desktop Virtualization Innovation with New VERDE Release
Virtual Bridges, the leader in desktop virtualization and originator of VDI, disconnected and branch-office use, today announced the immediate availability of VERDE 4.2. In less than three months since the release of VERDE 4, the new-version capabilities underscore the company’s commitment to meet market needs through rapid innovation, including extending the reach of VERDE to iPad and iPhone users to serve growing mobile workforce markets.

”VERDE has already set the standard for the industry’s lowest TCO, ease of deployment, and range of desktop virtualization functionality,” said Jim Curtin, CEO of Virtual Bridges. “Today’s announcement re-enforces our position that focused, innovative and purpose-built solutions simply outpace the big players that are often encumbered with the complexities of their legacy solutions, such as terminal services and server virtualization. As customers re-evaluate their stalled VMWare and Citrix VDI projects, VERDE is increasingly resonating with its purpose-built focus and stand-out value proposition.”

New VERDE 4.2 functionality includes:

iVERDE™ Built on the open-source iDesktop™ client, iVERDE allows iPad and iPhone users to access VERDE Windows 7, Windows XP and Linux desktops. iVERDE is fully integrated with the VERDE distributed connection broker and user console, providing a user experience identical to any other VERDE client. iVERDE has been contributed to the open-source community under the GPL license, and is available through Apple’s AppsStore.

Active Directory integration for dynamic desktop sessions combines the benefits of VERDE’s unique dynamic gold master provisioning while fully leveraging the IT department's investment in Active Directory user, group and machine policies and controls. Unlike legacy solutions that employ technologies like linked clones, now once a desktop becomes part of an Active Directory, it becomes a dynamic, yet unique and personalized desktop instance.

Enhanced security with support for two-factor authentication offers customers the ability to use industry-standard, two-factor authentication technologies, including RSA SecureID™, Safeword™ and other RADIUS™-based solutions to secure virtual desktop sessions.

Customizable VERDE LEAF (Live Environment Access Format): Customers can personalize the VERDE Off-line VDI Type 1 client side hypervisor, LEAF, with specific branding and custom login scripts. This allows customers to personalize the login experience for end users using the VERDE client-side hypervisor. Virtual Bridges is the only vendor to provide an integrated VDI and Off-line VDI (client side hypervisor) experience that works from the same gold image. VERDE LEAF also features bi-directional data synchronization that users enjoy a consistent environment whether accessing from VDI or Off-Line VDI.

The iVERDE capability has been deployed by a large medical imaging company for use by doctors in reviewing images. In the past, image-based diagnosis could only be performed at expensive, proprietary physical workstations. With iVERDE doctors have the ability to access images on-the-go and review them in the rich high resolution display of the iPad.

Published Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:44 PM by David Marshall
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