Friday, March 12, 2010

Virtual Bridges and ZSL Announce Global Reseller Agreement to Provide Industry’s Most Innovative Desktop Virtualization Solution

New Channel Provides $65 Billion Desktop Virtualization Market with the Most Cost-effective Alternative to Traditional Desktop Environments

Austin, Texas and Edison, NJ/Tuesday, March 3, 2010 — Virtual Bridges, developers of the VERDE™ suite for desktop virtualization, and ZSL, a leading ISV and global software solutions and services provider, today announced a worldwide reseller agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the Virtual Bridges VERDE suite will be an integral component of ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS (Desktop as a Service) packaged service offering.

VERDE 3.0, announced in December 2009, is the only solution available today which runs in both networked and disconnected environments. In addition, VERDE uniquely offers the ability to run Linux and Windows guest sessions, enabling significant operating cost reductions over Windows-only environments. In partnership with the IBM Client for Smart Work and Canonical’s Ubuntu server and desktop offerings, VERDE also provides the choice of opting for a lower-cost cloud computing alternative.

“With its unrivaled ability to lower desktop TCO, improve security and compliance as well as drive organizational agility, Virtual Bridges VERDE was the logical selection as the desktop virtualization engine for PowerCube,” said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President of ZSL.

PowerCube, launched in January at the 15th annual Lotusphere, was recognized as a finalist for the IBM Lotus Awards recognizing exceptional IBM PartnerWorld members, in the category of Best CTO Award. ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS is a virtualized desktop environment powered by IBM’s Client for Smart Work running on Linux desktops and virtually enabled using VERDE and available as private and public cloud offering and as on-premise model. ZSL offers PowerCube DaaS with suite of services that includes end- user segmentation, TCO analysis, BPM-based role identification and SOA to application migration, pilot and production deployment.

“We are delighted to join forces with ZSL, long recognized for its work with emerging technology platforms focused on reducing TCO and driving high-value ROI,” said Jim Curtin, president and chief executive officer of Virtual Bridges. “This shared mission will enable our partnership to accelerate the adoption of virtualized desktop environments at a critical juncture when many organizations are analyzing the implications of Windows® 7 migration in their environments.”

The $65B worldwide desktop virtualization market represents a tremendous opportunity for both Virtual Bridges and ZSL to expand revenue models and go-to-market strategies. Offering unprecedented operating and capital expense reduction, attractive to enterprises and SMBs alike, PowerCube with VERDE can dramatically reduce the total cost of desktop ownership by more than 50 percent over commercial desktops, with a return on investment most often in less than 12 months.

Currently, Virtual Bridges offers its product suite through a network of more than 40 partners. Today’s announcement marks a major step toward realizing its aggressive partner network development strategy. To learn more about joining Virtual Bridges’ rapidly expanding partner network, click here.

About VERDE 3.0

Virtual Bridges VERDE 3.0 is the industry’s most comprehensive Desktop Virtualization solution that
helps organizations deliver Desktop-as-a-managed service. 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 and productivity by quickly providing desktop and application access to end users on any client machine (PC, Mac, Linux, thin client, home computer or on a portable drive) and any time.

About Virtual Bridges
Virtual Bridges, Inc. develops desktop virtualization solutions for enterprise, small-to-medium and managed- service- provider businesses to transform desktop total cost of ownership, increase security and compliance by centralizing the administration of desktop images and data, and increase organizational agility by quickly providing desktop and application access to end users on any client machine. Venture-backed Virtual Bridges is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About ZSL
ZSL is a global technology integrator and business solution provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 3,000 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.

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". To learn more about ZSL’s offerings, please visit


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