SOURCE: NComputing

May 14, 2008 13:24 ET

NComputing Wins Multiple Awards for Affordable Computing

Company Recognized With a String of Awards From Wall Street Journal, CeBIT, Red Herring and Others

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - NComputing, the leading provider of desktop virtualization software and hardware, today announced that is has recently garnered multiple industry awards for its affordable computing solutions. By revolutionizing pricing for PC access, NComputing's advanced virtualization solution has been honored by The Wall Street Journal with their prestigious Technology Innovation Award.

IT planners are implementing NComputing as a complement to traditional PCs, reducing acquisition expenses and total cost of ownership. The desktop virtualization market has been growing rapidly and NComputing is well placed as the lowest cost alternative when compared to technologies from Citrix and VMware. More than 600,000 NComputing seats have already been sold. And the installations are making an impact and attracting attention. In fact, two of the company's installations were recognized with awards at the CeBIT trade show, one of the world's largest venues for information and telecommunications technology.

"Our technology is fundamentally changing the economics of computing by providing computing access for as little as $70 per seat," said Stephen Dukker, chairman and CEO of NComputing. "We are making fast progress in business markets looking for cost efficiency, and in emerging markets that cannot purchase 'affordable' PCs. These awards show that the world is noticing. We have also been selected by Red Herring as a Top 100 award winner." Red Herring is often cited as the authority on startups that will lead the next wave of disruption and innovation.

At $70 per user for both software and hardware, NComputing has gained popularity in the education market, and is well positioned to compete with other low-end computer offerings such as the OLPC XO, Intel Classmate, and the Asus Eee. District Administration, the leading publication for business professionals in the education market, selected NComputing out of thousands of entries as a winner of its Reader's Choice Top 100 Products.

In addition, VARBusiness named NComputing as a gold five-star partner along with technology leaders such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, and Citrix. IT World Canada listed NComputing as a "Top 5 Business to Watch." NComputing was also selected as a finalist in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's Emerging Tech awards in the green and clean category in recognition of the company's energy-saving and electronic waste-reducing technology.

With the NComputing X300 model, seven users can simultaneously share a single computer, while the company's L-series supports up to 10 users on a basic computer, 30 on a mid-range system, and hundreds on enterprise-class servers. A breakthrough in green computing, NComputing access devices consume as little as 1 watt per user, versus 115 watts for a typical PC. Support costs plummet because fewer PCs are needed and the solid-state NComputing access devices require little or no maintenance.

NComputing has already been deployed by 15,000 organizations in over 70 countries, slashing their computing costs by as much as 70% and electric consumption by 90%. Detailed calculators that help potential customers budget, total cost of ownership, and green impact are available on NComputing's website at http://ncomputing.com/Greenadvantage.aspx.

About NComputing, Inc.

Winner of The Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Award, NComputing, Inc. was founded with the goal of making desktop computing affordable for everyone. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, NComputing is a privately held virtualization software and hardware company. The company's patented technology drastically lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy consumption and e-waste.

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    David Rand
    NComputing, Inc.
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