NComputing launches VERDE VDI 8.1
VERDE 8.1 delivering secure desktops at half the cost of traditional VDI
San Mateo, June 14th 2017 - Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.
VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI’s features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.
Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.
VERDE VDI is the lowest cost VDI solution currently available on the market, offering companies a meaningful cost take-out with respect to desktop management and end user computing by making hardware utilization more efficient, while lowering the cost of administering and provisioning users. Compared to enterprise managed PC solutions costs that stand at $1150, traditional VDI at $950 and cloud VDI at $700, VERDE VDI costs up to half as much as other solutions, at only $420 per year (Bluemix-hosted with VDA).
Designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind, VERDE VDI leverages a stateless server architecture for easy infrastructure management and a gold master image management model that dramatically streamlines the process of provisioning and managing users. VERDE VDI 8.1 is available in multiple deployment modes - on-premise, cloud and hybrid - enabling managed service providers to deliver customer services in a more efficient and modern way.
Other key features that make VERDE VDI 8.1 a unique solution include:
- Enhanced client and guest support
- Windows 7 (32 bit)
- Windows 8.1 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows 10 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
- Enhanced security with TLS 1.2 support
- Improved HTML5 browser based access to virtual desktops
- Enhanced Cloud Branch technology optimized for remote office deployment
- MSP-ready hosting with the IBM Bluemix cloud platform
Growth forecasts for the VDI market indicate an increase from 11% CAGR to 27% (double-digit growth) through 2020. With the addition of VERDE VDI, NComputing can now cater to an even wider sector of this growing market. NComputing’s vSpace Pro desktop virtualization solution – a single OS and one set of apps to be shared with multiple users – meets the needs of smaller-scale organizations such as schools and SMBs. With its scalable, multi-tenant, dynamically-provisioned VDI solution, VERDE VDI is better suited to address the requirements of higher EDU, government, defence and large enterprise segments.
Jim Curtin, VP and GM of Software Business at NComputing, explains: “VERDE VDI 8.1 is perfectly timed to take advantage of the resurging interest in VDI not only from organizations looking to streamline and lower the cost of a Windows 10 migration, but is also poised to fill the increasing need for an enhanced security solution as breaches and attacks dominate today’s news. VERDE VDI is a tier 1 solution at a tier 2 price.”
Dr. Werner Degenhardt, CIO Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at LMU Munich explains:
LMU Munich have been happy VERDE VDI users for over 5 years. We find the cost, ease-of-use and enhanced security a very compelling advantage over other major VDI solution providers. We have tested the VERDE VDI 8.1 release and believe it is the best platform for the 2nd Wave of VDI that is building in the global market as a result of widespread enterprise migration to Windows 10. Additionally, in our case, we find VERDE’s VDI treatment of Linux desktops as an equal citizen to Windows in their VDI environment and the freedom to use any directory service for provisioning of users and rights (and not only Microsoft AD) to be a major differentiator for us in choosing VERDE VDI.
Dr. James Clark, visiting professor of Information Technology explains:
USM (University of South Mississippi) has a strategic goal to stay on the cutting edge of information technology innovation and evolution. As such we engage with the market through grants, research and sponsored projects in collaboration with various entities, including the DoD and other IoT initiatives. VERDE VDI has proven to be the most flexible and secure VDI platform for our needs. We were impressed with not only their ease of use and cost advantages but also their strong security pedigree in working with the defense and intelligence communities