SOURCE: Kaviza


November 10, 2009 16:00 ET

Kaviza and Lifeboat Sign Distribution Agreement

Kaviza VDI-in-a-Box™ Available Through Lifeboat's North America Reseller Network

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Kaviza has expanded its distribution and reseller network since the mid-October launch of its flagship product, VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 -- the industry's first and only turnkey solution that enables customers to immediately deploy production-ready virtual desktops for under $500. Kaviza has signed a distribution agreement with Lifeboat Distribution, an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application lifecycle, and network infrastructure products. Lifeboat will offer Kaviza products through its network of value added resellers and solution providers in the United States and Canada.

"Desktop virtualization is hot and Kaviza's affordable approach to desktop virtualization hits a sweet spot in the market," said Dan Jamieson, Vice President and General Manager at Lifeboat Distribution. "We're pleased to offer Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box™ to our North America resellers. We're sure that they'll realize great value with Kaviza -- not only for their small and medium sized business customers, but also as a departmental solution for larger enterprise customers."

According to Kumar K. Goswami, Co-Founder & CEO of Kaviza, "Kaviza selected Lifeboat to expand our channel presence and channel support. With Lifeboat's distribution network, virtualization expertise and commitment to a true partnership, we look forward to taking Kaviza's channel relationships to a new level."

Customers are now using Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 across industries ranging from education, government, financial services, and manufacturing. Kaviza also announces the Beta release of new product components including Windows 7 support, a stand-alone Java client, and a secure gateway for access across firewalls. For more information, and to download a free trial, go to

VARs and solution providers interested in reselling Kaviza's virtual desktop solution may contact Lifeboat by phone at +1-800-847-7078 (USA) / +1-905-828-2052 (Canada), by email via, or on the web at

About Kaviza

Kaviza's innovative desktop-specific architecture eliminates VDI cost and complexity. Kaviza was founded by virtualization and VDI veterans from HP and IBM to create VDI "for the rest of us." Kaviza is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information, contact:

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    Andrea Sobel
    Kaviza Director of Public Relations
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    Telephone: 650.922.6000