Among this quarter’s milestones:
· VERDE 4 launch — This major release (http://vbridges.com/wp/virtual-bridges-launches-verde-4/ ) set a new industry standard for desktop virtualization with respect to simplicity, ease of deployment and management for administrators, as well as ease of use and a high-fidelity desktop experience for users, often cited as major issues in VDI deployments. VERDE 4 clearly establishes Virtual Bridges as the only solution provider with purpose-built desktop virtualization that delivers the most compelling TCO available.
·Customer wins – VERDE’s pragmatic approach to desktop virtualization for both VDI and disconnected use in Windows and Linux environments continues to attract companies from all sectors. Q2 yielded additional wins in education, healthcare, manufacturing and retail.
· Partner network growth– The company continues to expand its partner network, now totaling more than 60 worldwide, with the addition of Dupaco (Netherlands; http://bit.ly/aJImBI ), ACS/Xerox (US) and a soon-to-be announced strategic partnership in China.
· Events activity – VERDE 4 debuted at Citrix Synergy in May (http://bit.ly/9NybqS ) and generated significant attention from attendees at BriForum in June.
·Corporate expansion — In less than six months, Virtual Bridges has grown rapidly, requiring 50% additional office space for its Austin, Texas headquarters. The company expects to double its workforce by the end of 2010.
·Market recognition – Virtual Bridges has become increasingly recognized among customers, analysts and members of the press as a “third way,” as customers look to re-evaluate stalled VDI projects with VMware and Citrix. The field is increasingly thinning to recognize Virtual Bridges as one of the top VDI players in the market.
·Community development – To support the growing market interest in Virtual Bridges’ unique approach to desktop virtualization, the company launched two social media communities for IT professionals and enthusiasts. To join the conversation, please visit our sites on Facebook (http://bit.ly/doHAZA ) and LinkedIn (http://bit.ly/bfkHb0 ).
·Financing – based on meeting and exceeding milestones in Q1, the company formally closed an A Series round of investment with the prestigious venture capital firm Austin Ventures, with General Partner Chris Pacitti joining the Board of Directors.
“We continue to be gratified with how rapidly organizations are embracing VERDE,” said Jim Curtin, president and CEO at Virtual Bridges. “As more and more customers and partners become disillusioned with VMware and Citrix and begin to re-evaluate VDI, they are turning to Virtual Bridges. With our ground-up, purpose-built approach to VDI we offer elegance and efficiency together with rapid innovation that customers can’t find with more conservative, slower-moving vendors bent on extending legacy architectures, whether server virtualization or terminal services. VERDE is proving that VDI can make the CAPEX TCO case, it can be easy to deploy and it can deliver integrated solutions to disconnected and remote branch users.”
About Virtual Bridges
Virtual Bridges VERDE is the industry’s most comprehensive desktop management and provisioning solution that leverages virtualization to deliver desktops either on-premise or in the cloud. The VERDE solution lets enterprises transform their desktop TCO by simplifying desktop management, improving security and compliance by centralizing the administration of desktop images and data, and increasing the organizational agility by quickly providing desktop and application access to users on any client machine (PC, Macintosh, Linux, thin client, home computer or on a portable drive) at any time. Venture-backed, Virtual Bridges is headquartered in Austin, Texas. http://vbridges.com .