SOURCE: Kaviza

Kaviza

January 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Kaviza Empowers SMEs With Instantly Deployable VDI Solutions

Kaviza VDI-in-a-Box Version 4.0 Offers Risk-Free Virtual Desktop Management; Enhanced Anytime, Anywhere User Experience; Expanded Support to Mobile Devices Including Android

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Kaviza, the pioneer of simple, affordable end-to-end desktop virtualization, today announced a major new release of its award-winning Kaviza VDI-in-a-box™ solution. The new Version 4.0 of VDI-in-a-box, http://www.kaviza.com/VDI/VirtualDesktopsProducts/Overview.html, introduces instantly deployable risk-free virtual desktop management for both users and IT, and includes enhanced anytime, anywhere user experience with expanded support of mobile devices such as iPads and Android aPads. A free trial of the VDI-in-a-box 4.0 can be downloaded from http://www.kaviza.com/Registration.aspx.

"Today organizations want easy and cost-effective ways to first test the concept of virtual desktops with a small number of users and then seamlessly roll it into full production," said Kumar K. Goswami, Kaviza CEO. "Version 4.0 of VDI-in-a-box addresses this industry demand with a risk-free, guided approach to stage and deploy virtual desktops. This further expands Kaviza's value proposition of easy, affordable and scalable VDI solutions that cost less than PCs."

"Kaviza VDI-in-a-box 4.0 simplifies VDI deployment enabling IT with little, or no, prior desktop virtualization experience to effectively setup and manage the solution," said Steve Armstrong, Senior IT Analyst, Parker SSD Drives.

Highlights of Kaviza VDI-in-a-box Version 4.0 include:

  • Online Knowledge Base With How-to Videos: with VDI-in-a-box 4.0, help is instantly available. Short 3-5 minute videos on all the key steps of the deployment and management process are available via an online knowledge base that also includes how-to guides, troubleshooting tips, and FAQs.

  • Risk-Free Deployment: wizard-based automation work-flow that detects common mistakes during key deployment steps and recommends best practices to guide administrators who may be unfamiliar with virtual desktops through the management cycle.

  • Flexible Real-Time Monitoring: enabling IT departments to monitor Kaviza virtual desktops from a systems management tool of their choice that supports the Syslog format.

  • Anytime, Anywhere End-User Access: expanded support for a wider range of mobile devices such as Android tablets (aPads), Android phones and Apple iPads. 

  • Easy One-Click Kaviza Grid Updates: existing Kaviza users can simply upgrade their Kaviza grid across multiple servers with a single click.

Kaviza VDI-in-a-box is an award-winning next-generation virtual desktop solution based on patent-pending Shared-Nothing grid architecture that completely redefines the way virtual desktops are delivered and managed, cutting down on the cost and complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure. Unlike traditional desktop virtualization solutions, Kaviza provides high-availability and on-demand scaling without requiring expensive shared storage. This simplifies deployments and reduces costs without compromising on fundamentals. Kaviza delivers optimized rich high-definition user experience with Citrix HDX™.

About Kaviza

Kaviza is the pioneer of simple, affordable end-to-end desktop virtualization. Its shared-nothing VDI-in-a-box™ solution leverages a patent-pending grid architecture that lowers costs, eliminates the need for expensive infrastructures, and delivers rich high-definition user experience with Citrix HDX that can be accessed anytime, anywhere -- including thin-clients and mobile devices such as the iPad. Kaviza VDI-in-a-box has been recognized as a "2011 Technology of the Year" by InfoWorld, one of the "Most Innovative Products of 2010" by CRN, "Best of VMworld 2010" in Desktop Virtualization, "Best of Synergy 2010" for Business Efficiency, and "Cool Vendor in Client Computing 2010" by Gartner. Kaviza was founded in 2009 by virtualization and VDI veterans from HP and IBM to create the next generation VDI that is simple and affordable as a PC. Kaviza is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, contact: kaviza.com.

Contact Information

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    Public Relations
    Kaviza
    Phone: 408-899-9483
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