Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS Honored as Finalist for IBM's CTO AwardZSL’s PowerCube DaaS Honored as Finalist for IBM's CTO Award

ZSL, an IBM Advanced Partner, leading ISV & Global Software Solutions and Services provider, today announced that the recently launched ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS (Desktop as a Service) has been the Finalist for the IBM Lotus Award in the Best CTO Award category at the 15th annual IBM Lotus Awards.

PowerCube DaaS is a cost effective & powerful desktop collaborative solution delivered on open source stack and can be used on existing PCs, laptops, low cost netbooks or any thin clients. With ZSL's PowerCube DaaS, companies can have savings upto 60% cost/seat including software and implementation costs when compared to the proprietary desktop solutions.

“We are honored to be finalist for the IBM Lotus award 2009,” said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President, ZSL. “Achieving this type of recognition from industry leaders illustrates our continued innovation in using Lotus technology to create robust solutions and provide quality services to our customers.” added Mr. Kumar.

The IBM Lotus Awards recognize exceptional IBM PartnerWorld members that specialize in Lotus software solutions and have excelled at providing quality products, innovative solutions and superior services to customers. For the 2009 Lotus Awards, hundreds of applications were received from more than 30 countries around the world.

PowerCube DaaS is a virtual desktop solution powered by IBM Client for Smart Work (ICSW) running on Ubuntu operating systems and virtually enabled using VERDE of Virtual Bridges.

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 privately built cloud managed by ZSL or on customer premise.


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