SOURCE: Kaviza


November 04, 2009 10:03 ET

Kaviza Expands Footprint in Europe With CDG Distribution Agreement

Kaviza Establishes Operations in Germany

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Kaviza's mid-October launch of their 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, has been extremely well received. To meet the demand in Europe, Kaviza has signed specialized distributor CDG, the leading IT distributor for Benelux & England and provider of optimal Application Availability solutions. CDG will engage local partners to develop a distribution network of Kaviza resellers in the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg, and will offer training programs to help resellers' clients increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Oren Taylor, sales director at CDG Europe, explained, "We focus on innovation and emerging technologies in the fast-growing virtualization market, and we're pleased to be aligned with Kaviza. Kaviza brings significant value to companies by addressing an unmet market need for a cost-effective, simple-to-deploy VDI solution. We anticipate the interest in desktop virtualization will continue to grow, and Kaviza's disruptive architecture makes the move to VDI a no-brainer."

Kaviza has established operations in Germany to help meet the rising demand for a simple, cost-effective desktop virtualization solution in Europe. Kaviza's head of German Operations and former VP, EMEA of Altiris (acquired by Symantec), Volker Wiora, explains, "Though the German region is primed for desktop virtualization, companies have held back due to the high cost and complexity of current offerings. The ease-of-use and affordability of Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box, coupled with its flexibility to support distributed regional deployments, make it an ideal fit." Additional details are at Kaviza's German-language site:

"Kaviza's approach to desktop virtualization gained our attraction immediately as our customers can deploy virtual desktops without noticeable up-front investments, thus shortening the sales cycle significantly," says Andreas Schöffler, CEO of phi IT Services GmbH, a reseller in Germany who has already signed with Kaviza.

According to Kumar K. Goswami, Co-Founder & CEO of Kaviza, "Our partnership with highly-regarded CDG, combined with our infrastructure in Germany and Volker's vast market expertise, will ensure our channel partners will be supported with significant resources."

Kaviza's European partners are quickly building customer traction. Itopia, a UK-based Kaviza reseller, reports customers signing several proof-of-concepts already and discussing pricing. "Since the recent release, the response has been phenomenal," explained Andy Larkam, CEO, Itopia. "Kaviza is revolutionizing desktop virtualization and we're proud to offer the must-have VDI product of 2010. Our one-month free trial, which incorporates the Kaviza software with relevant hardware, is generating tremendous customer interest."

To learn more about this offer, register for Kaviza and Itopia's UK Free Webinar Series 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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