Virtual Bridges, developer of the VERDE suite for desktop virtualization, and ZSL, an ISV and global software solutions and services provider, have formed a worldwide reseller agreement, through which the Virtual Bridges VERDE suite will be an integral component of ZSL's PowerCube DaaS (Desktop as a Service) packaged service offering.
ZSL is recognized for its work with emerging technology platforms focused on reducing TCO and driving high-value ROI, according to 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."
VERDE 3.0, announced in December 2009, runs in both networked and disconnected environments. In addition, VERDE offers the ability to run Linux and Windows guest sessions, enabling significant operating cost reductions over Windows-only environments, according to Virtual Bridges. 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.
PowerCube, launched in January at Lotusphere, was selected 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. PowerCube with VERDE, according to Virtual Bridges and ZSL, can reduce the total cost of desktop ownership by more than 50% over commercial desktops, with a return on investment most often in less than 12 months.
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