Virtual Bridges Announces Second-Generation VDI
Virtual Bridges Inc., the company that introduced VDI to the market in 2001, has announced VERDE 5, the industry’s first “VDI Gen2” solution to deliver value to offline, branch and server-hosted users, all from the same management interface. With VERDE 5, VDI moves beyond the datacenter- and LAN-bound scenarios to deliver an unparalleled virtual desktop user experience with secure coverage for mobile and BYOPC (bring your own PC) use cases. These capabilities usher in a new era of desktop management where CAPEX savings, ease-of-use and broad-use case coverage can truly be achieved.
“Concerns over upfront capital expenses and product maturity had delayed broader virtual desktop adoption,” said Chris Wolf, research vice president at Gartner. “However, we are now seeing many customers move forward with large-scale desktop virtualization initiatives by using competitively priced solutions that offer the robust user experience required by users along with the comprehensive management expected by IT. Clients often choose to move to virtual desktops for three key reasons: better security, business continuity and operational efficiency.”
As corporations begin to deploy Windows 7 in larger numbers, organizations recognize the need for next-generation VDI to deliver the perfect balance of efficiency and flexibility. VERDE 5’s VDI Gen2 capabilities include unified monitoring and management of desktops across online, offline and branch environments; high-definition multimedia support; automatic bi-directional sync for true mobility and advanced cloud branch capabilities including disaster recovery and business continuity.
VERDE 5’s flexibility makes it the ideal solution for any organization, from mid-market to large enterprise to service providers, and from on-premises to hosted and cloud-based deployments. As a result, total cost of ownership is up to 30 percent less than competitive solutions.
This latest release of VERDE enhances existing core capabilities that include a single Gold Master provisioning model, Distributed Connection brokering architecture, flexibility to run Windows and Linux desktops, branch-level VDI at LAN speeds, the ability to span both on-premises and hosted deployment modes, and desktop portability on a USB stick.