SOURCE: Kaviza


October 14, 2009 11:05 ET

Kaviza Unveils VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0, the First Affordable Desktop Virtualization Solution

Kaviza Eliminates CapEX Barrier to Desktop Virtualization

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Kaviza, the pioneer in affordable desktop virtualization, announces the general availability of VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0, the only turnkey VDI product that enables customers to deploy virtual desktops at the cost of a PC. Kaviza eliminates the high upfront capital investment needed with current Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) by removing expensive shared storage and high speed interconnects. With just commodity servers, Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 provides all the functionality needed for production-ready virtual desktops -- including desktop provisioning, management, load balancing, and advanced features like high-availability, at one-third to one-fourth the cost of other VDI solutions. A free 30-day trial is available for download at

"We created Kaviza to address the unmet need for a cost-effective, easy-to-manage and scalable virtual desktop solution," says Kumar K. Goswami, Co-Founder & CEO of Kaviza. "Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 eliminates the VDI CapEx barrier -- now you can deploy VDI for thousands of dollars as opposed to hundreds of thousands of dollars."

The Argyle School District in Wisconsin chose VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 to provide virtual classrooms, remote access and predictable computer experiences, all without increasing their capital IT budget or staff. "After considering several alternatives, we chose Kaviza's VDI-in-a-box™ 2.0 because it can do everything that Argyle requires, and still come within our current PC budget, something the others simply couldn't do," said Jim Blair, Managing Partner of Aberdean Consulting, the IT consultant who led Argyle's deployment.

"Kaviza enables our dispersed workforce to access their desktops from anywhere. Users love the convenience and ease-of-use," states Ovidiu Mot, Director of IT for Credit Counselling Society, a non-profit service in Western Canada.

"As a virtualization specialist, I look at all the VDI solutions. Kaviza's ease and affordability are unmatched," agrees Jason Schuerhoff, Senior Consultant, Sublime Solution.

Kaviza scales on demand, with no need to over-provision. "Kaviza delivers true 'VDI in a box': it's easy, fast, and as your business outgrows your initial purchase, you simply buy another 'box' and connect it up," says Cam Merett, Managing Director, Pulsar Ltd.

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. Visit

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