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Kaviza Signs Distribution Agreement with Northamber
Kaviza today announced that Northamber, the longest established trade-only distributor of IT equipment in the UK, has signed a partnership agreement to distribute Kaviza VDI-in-a-box to its resellers.

Under the agreement, Northamber will provide their resellers, with an affordable virtual desktop solution that is competitively priced, easy to implement and costs less to setup and manage than PCs. Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) customers can now realize the operational benefits of desktop virtualization at a fraction of the costs. To help customers see for themselves the benefits of virtual desktops and Kaviza’s ease-of-use, Northamber will include a 5-CCU Kaviza Starter Pack at no additional charge with selected IBM servers. Contact Riki Roe from Northamber (, for more information on upcoming Kaviza training sessions at SolutionPoint, Northamber’s customer and demo center in Weybridge.

“We are pleased to partner with Northamber and share a dedicated vision about delivering affordable end-to-end virtual desktop solutions for SME customers,” says Kumar K. Goswami, CEO Kaviza. “This agreement is part of our channel strategy to increase expansion efforts for Kaviza in the UK, and we look forward to working with Northamber’s large reseller base.”

“Northamber is delighted with the opportunity to work with Kaviza,” said Henry Matthews, Managing Director, Northamber plc. “The Kaviza VDI-in-a-box solution is a great addition to our portfolio of virtualization offerings, giving additional opportunities to our partners in the IBM PowerNet Program. It complements partners’ existing virtualization offerings and enhance their value proposition to their customers. The Kaviza VDI-in-a-box solution will be showcased at SolutionPoint, our demo centre in Weybridge on behalf of our partners and their customers. With this solution, we can work with our partners to drive opportunities in the midmarket.”

The award-winning Kaviza VDI-in-a-box is a software appliance designed specifically for SMEs to fit departmental budgets and desktop IT expertise. Kaviza delivers rich high-definition virtual desktops using a plug-and-play architecture that scales on off-the-shelf servers without requiring shared storage, and provides built-in high-availability. Kaviza’s all-in-one design simplifies virtual desktop administration – dynamic desktop provisioning, load balancing, connection brokering, user provisioning, and high-availability are automatically handled. Desktop IT can simply administer Kaviza through an intuitive point-and-click interface. Kaviza delivers optimized rich high-definition user experience with Citrix HDX that can be accessed anytime, from anywhere – including thin-clients and mobile devices such as the iPad. Kaviza was recently awarded “Best of VMWorld 2010” in Desktop virtualization on the heels of winning “Best of Synergy 2010” for its Business Efficiency.

Published Wednesday, November 03, 2010 6:45 AM by David Marshall
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