Virtual Bridges, makers of the VERDE suite for desktop management and provisioning, today announced the immediate availability of VERDE Hosted, powered by Rackspace. This new offering provides the first and most comprehensive hosted desktop virtualization solution for VDI, disconnected, and branch-office desktop users worldwide.
Complementing Virtual Bridges’ VERDE On-premise desktop virtualization, VERDE Hosted addresses an organization’s unique requirements for infrastructure, CAPEX and OPEX budgets, and payment options. VERDE Hosted is specifically targeted for customers that do not want to incur the upfront CAPEX costs of deploying a Desktop Virtualization solution.
VERDE Hosted can further drive down total cost of ownership (TCO) beyond VERDE On-premise, today nearly 40 percent lower than any competing solution. VERDE Hosted and VERDE On-premise both offer virtual desktops in VDI, disconnected and branch-office modes.
According to industry analysts, interest in hosted desktop virtualization is increasingly attractive to organizations mandated with Desktop TCO (both CAPEX and OPEX) reductions. Gartner estimates that about 15 percent of professional desktop PCs will migrate to hosted desktop virtualization by 2014, effecting approximately 66 million connected machines. Coupled with upgrade cycles accelerated by Windows 7 availability, many companies will pass on costly hardware upgrades, opting for hosted desktop virtualization to deliver the new operating systems to their users.
All VERDE Hosted editions come with the complete VERDE Suite, and a Rackspace managed and dedicated infrastructure including a Cisco firewall and VPN, IDS (only in Platinum), physical servers, and internal storage. Gold and Platinum editions also come up with industry leading NetApp storage solutions for reliable and efficient storage for Gold Master images and user data.
Organizations can also choose a custom configuration to meet their needs. Customers with an on-premise desktop virtualization solution can augment their infrastructure with VERDE Hosted to use for disaster recovery, or to support external or remote users.
Today’s announcement underscores the commitment of Virtual Bridges to provide its global customers with a partner ecosystem comprised of the world’s most successful solution providers.