Thursday, January 21, 2010

ZSL Unveils “PowerCube” DaaS in the U.S., Africa and India

ZSL Unveils “PowerCube” DaaS in the U.S., Africa and India
Powered by IBM Client for Smart Work and Canonical’s Ubuntu Operating System

Lotusphere, Florida, January 19, 2010 – ZSL, a leading ISV & Global Software Solutions and Services provider, today launched “PowerCube” DaaS (Desktop as a Service), an open source-based desktop collaborative solution with supporting ZSL consulting practice. Available today in the U.S., Africa, and India, “PowerCube" will help mid-market customers using proprietary platforms to migrate to the IBM Client for Smart Work on Ubuntu's operating system.

Intended for PCs, laptops, netbooks and thin clients as an alternative to commercial desktops and platforms, the ZSL "PowerCube" solution includes packaged services for migrating to the IBM Client for Smart Work, from user segmentation, TCO analysis, BPM based role identification and SOA, to application migration, pilot and production deployment. The DaaS capabilities provide customers with the option of using virtual desktops based on VERDE from Virtual Bridges on a private cloud managed by ZSL or on customer premise.

According to market estimates, migrating to proprietary software costs around $2,000 per seat for many PC users, and hardware requirements alone contribute a significant portion. With PowerCube, companies can save up to 60 percent on costs per seat against commercial platforms. This includes 50 percent savings in software licensing and upgrade spending, as well as 10 percent savings in implementation.

"The Linux-based IBM Client for Smart Work underscores IBM's commitment to open, standards-based collaboration that improves productivity while reducing costs," said Dr. Bob Sutor, VP, Linux and Open Source, IBM. "IBM applauds our partner ZSL for using the IBM Client for Smart Work to free mid-market customers who were previously locked in to other desktop solutions."

ZSL's consulting practice brings together the strengths in open source platforms and IBM technologies based on IBM Client for Smart Work to speed up IBM Client for Smart Work implementation at competitive costs. The DaaS option allows mid market customers to get started quickly and focus on their business rather than worry about the desktop infrastructure.
“ZSL being the trail blazer for emerging technologies, established rapid proof points for reducing TCO and optimizing workforce productivity with a pilot deployment of PowerCube-DaaS in our R&D group,” says Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President at ZSL. “We are seeing significant customer demand to specialize PowerCube-DaaS based on industry specific roles and optimize them around differentiated business processes".

For more information on ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS solution, please visit:
About ZSL
ZSL is a global technology integrator and business solution provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 2000 employees worldwide focused in developing and delivering enterprise IT solutions and services using the emerging technology platforms to keep the TCO low and ROI high. ZSL is a pioneer in business and technology solutions, innovations, has expertise in providing Onshore, Offshore & Near shore technology solutions and services to the enterprises worldwide. We're happy to announce that ZSL has been recognized and listed in CRN Fast Growth 100 for the year 2009 and ranked 245th among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators in VARBusiness 500 list and also won “Top Technology Practices” Award for Excellence in “Greenware Computing”. Visit to explore more about ZSL and its offerings.

ZSL Inc.
85, Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08820.
Phone: 732-549-9770 Fax: 732-767-6644


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