MSP Today Expert Feature
January 31, 2013

Virtual Bridges Reports Strong Growth in 2012, Lead by MSPs and Decentralized Organizations

Purpose-built desktop cloud and virtualization management solutions from Virtual Bridges experienced strong growth in 2012, the company announced. Managed service providers (MSPs), enterprises and decentralized organizations created strong demand for the company's offerings last year as they sought to remove risk while providing users with a quality experience from any location.

The company experienced significant sales growth across new business and existing customer accounts for 2012, with the strongest traction in the federal government, technology and education segments. Virtual Bridges also announced a variety of new customers last year, including Birmingham Metropolitan College, Galt School District, Great Wall (China), iFollowOffice, Panasonic (News - Alert) and Viastack.

The Virtual Bridges Desktop Cloud Fabric offers a unique approach to desktop management and provisioning, and may be delivered on premise or via an MSP or hosted service. The VERDE flagship solution includes online, offline and branch VDI as well as Gold Master provisioning, a Storage Optimizer, a Distributed Connection brokering architecture and the flexibility to run Windows and Linux desktops. Additional features include branch-level VDI at LAN speeds, desktop portability on a USB stick and support for on-premises and hosted deployment.

"Decentralized users, whether branch, region or across multiple campuses, are underserved by today's VDI solutions," said Jim Curtin, CEO of Virtual Bridges. "We provide solutions that offer a nimble, efficient approach to desktop management and provisioning, pushing power out to end users while allowing IT to retain control of the data and enforce security policies. Our focus continues to be on providing customers smarter ways to manage the new desktop experience, connecting end users to the applications and data they need - regardless of the device."

The company also announced a number of expanded partnerships for 2012, including an enhanced relationship with IBM (News - Alert) focusing on cloud management and mobility capabilities. New alliances included 10ZiG, CDS, ETS, JTI, GIS, Gulf Business Machines, Praim, Prestige and SFDATA. The expanded relationships help organizations throughout the world access Virtual Bridges desktop management and provisioning solutions.

Virtual Bridges also added new functionality to the VERDE solution last year, including Active Cloud Branch capabilities, bare metal install, and support for pooled users. The company also partnered with CompuCom to provide desktop cloud as a managed service.

Edited by Brooke Neuman