SOURCE: Kaviza


January 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Norcom Mortgage Selects Kaviza VDI-in-a-box for 24x7 Desktop Access via iPads

Desktop Virtualization With Kaviza Provides Anytime Cloud-Based Access to Virtual Desktops in an Easy-to-Use Package at One-Fourth the Cost

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2011) - Kaviza, the pioneer of simple, affordable end-to-end desktop virtualization, today announced that Norcom Mortgage, a certified Federal Housing Authority lender delivering mortgage and insurance services and the fastest growing mortgage provider in Connecticut, has chosen the Kaviza VDI-in-a-box™ solution for end-to-end remote desktop access.

Leveraging Logical Systems' value-added technology services, Norcom Mortgage has deployed a virtual desktop infrastructure from Kaviza running Citrix HDX™ to enable its employees to access their Windows desktops and mortgage applications anytime at client sites, or home, directly from their iPads -- without having to carry around bulky laptops.

"Following an extensive evaluation of several industry-leading virtualization providers, we found that Kaviza gives the rich HDX features such as iPad access without the cost and complexity," said Peter Ferraresso, CEO, Logical Systems, Inc. "We had spent over 100+ hours setting up XenDesktop and were concerned about its complexity -- we got Kaviza up and running overnight."

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™.

"With Kaviza, we have an easy-to-use and manage virtual solution which significantly lowers our on-site support and troubleshooting costs, and is faster than our desktop PCs," said Wes Horbatuck, Manager, Norcom Mortgage. "In fact, our employees found the convenience of Kaviza desktops via iPads valuable enough to split the iPad costs by 50%."

"Businesses want cost-effective solutions to offer employees increased access and convenience while cutting desktop support costs. Norcom is an excellent example -- employees are able to replace bulky laptops with lightweight iPads, while Norcom is able to stream the same corporate Windows desktops to the iPads thus streamlining desktop support costs," said Kumar K. Goswami, CEO Kaviza.

About Kaviza

Kaviza is the pioneer of simple, affordable end-to-end desktop virtualization for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 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 "Best of VMworld 2010" in Desktop Virtualization, "Best of Synergy 2010" for Business Efficiency, "Cool Vendor in Client Computing 2010" by Gartner, "Product to Watch 2010" by eWeek, and won the "Innovation Award 2010" by Network Products Guide. 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:

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