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Virtuon and SQLTechnologies Deploy Hosted Virtual Desktop Cloud over France and Belgium

Virtuon, a premier leader in hosted IT solutions for businesses, announced today it has expanded its International Virtual Node (IVN) network to France and Belgium through a partnership with SQLTechnologies (SQLT). SQLT, a leading IT services and development company, will host Virtuon’s vPresence virtual desktops from their Douai, France datacenter. The SQLT hosted service is scheduled to be operational in September 2011.   

Virtuon’s Master Node in Phoenix, Arizona coordinates delivery of virtual desktop services for global partners such as SQLT. The partnership between Virtuon and SQLT delivers a high performance virtual desktop solution offering improved management, security, business continuity, and cost reduction for organizations. vPresence™ is an ideal addition to SQLT’s IT experience in serving the needs of French businesses.

“This partnership is a key opportunity,” said Forrest Blair, CEO of Virtuon. “SQLT’s ability to take vPresence to this portion of a growing international market is timely. SQLT shares our vision of the power and value proposition of on-demand services.”

SQLT is a premier IT services provider specializing in internet applications, lifecycle application management support and hosting services. For the past decade SQLTechnologies has developed IT services to best address operational and budget challenges linked to internet enterprise applications and provide solutions that increase the efficiency and agility.

Ahmed Omari, Founder and CEO of SQLTechnologies, said, “The transition to cloud technologies is a top agenda item for CIO’s world-wide. The vPresence™ platform is a perfect fit for the solution set we are assembling for our customers and marketplace.”

vPresence™ is a hosted virtual desktop service based on cloud computing and virtualization technology. The VMware powered service brings full functionality of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and Office tools to computing devices with access to the internet. Along with traditional personal computers and laptops, the service supports the array of Apple and Android based tablets and phones.

A free trial of the on-demand service is available at and

Published Tuesday, August 16, 2011 6:08 PM by David Marshall
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