Virtual Bridges, GBM to deliver virtual solutions
Virtual Bridges and GBM Partner to deliver virtual desktop solutions to organisations for the first time in the GCC Region
Virtual Bridges and Gulf Business Machines (GBM) have announced a partnership to deliver Virtual Bridges VERDEM virtual desktop management and provisioning capabilities to organisations throughout the GCC region, except Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Featuring online, offline and branch Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), VERDE is proven to help organisations reduce the cost and complexity of managing desktops, while minimising security concerns and business risk.
Founded in 1990, GBM, a spin-off from IBM, is the leading IT solutions provider in the region fulfilling the IT requirements of local, regional and international organisations. This major partnership agreement establishes a long-term strategic relationship by which GBM will remarket, distribute, resell and support Virtual Bridges products, including VERDE, the industry's first VDI Gen2 solution.
Designed for organisations that want to escape the constraints of physical computing, VERDE simplifies desktop management, improves security and increases business agility. It provides end users access to both Windows and Linux desktops from any location or device - including tablets, netbooks, laptops and thin clients. In addition, IT professionals can manage desktops centrally while reducing the costs and challenges associated with provisioning, updating and securing highly distributed PC environments.
"As the leading VDI Gen2 solution, VERDETM will help our customers reduce desktop total cost of ownership while increasing organisational agility, productivity and responsiveness," said Cesare Cardone, CEO, GBM. "We are excited to partner with Virtual Bridges to bring this value to organisations in our region."
Named a 'Major Player' in desktop virtualisation by International Data Corporation (IDC), Virtual Bridges helps customers easily scale their environment to meet fluctuating business demands, without sacrificing security or performance and regardless of whether the solution is deployed on a customer's own infrastructure or hosted or delivered as a service. Among its many advantages, VDI Gen2 also eases Windows 7 migrations. Instead of having to re-image all desktops and laptops, VERDE will allow GBM customers to create, test and deploy a virtual desktop with Windows 7 in minutes.
"Demand for VDI Gen2 continues to grow as organisations seek ways to drive greater efficiencies and transform their desktop environment to take advantage of cloud computing and mobile computing opportunities," said Jim Curtin, president and CEO at Virtual Bridges. "GBM has an incredible foothold in the market and we're thrilled to work with them to expand our reach and drive measurable ROI for their customers."