June 25, 2009 10:00 ET

VIRTERA Announces Cloud-Based Technology Lab to Demonstrate Advanced Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Develops Hosted Environment to Allow Clients to Compare Complex Designs All Without the Typical Time, Cost, and Labor Impacts Involved

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - VIRTERA, the thought leader in desktop virtualization strategies, announced today that it has developed a cloud-based hosted platform to help clients quickly evaluate and compare complex desktop virtualization solutions.

Until recently, companies interested in evaluating desktop virtualization solutions were required to provide their own IT assets in order to establish a pilot or proof of concept environment.

Unfortunately, in many cases, the hardware and software costs, the lack of IT experience in new products, and limited budgets, means that these environments are ineffective in their ability to determine the applicability of a solution to meet the expected business requirements. Hardware frequently takes too long to acquire, learning curves delay results and introduce unnecessary errors, and all these delays result in an inability to validate potential options.

VIRTERA has solved this challenge by providing clients access to a cloud-based desktop environment via a secure web-based internet connection. Comprised of the leading virtualization products from top vendors, this environment enables companies to validate solutions by mapping their business requirements against specific technology vendor solutions.

To assist IT in creating a business case and a financial justification for the initiative, the VIRTERA Technology Lab includes an integrated financial model. The Desktop Financial Model is one of the market-leading tools which enable detailed cost/benefit analysis in nine business-critical areas. While configurations can be defined through technical drop downs, business questions help design virtual desktop solutions independent of technical preferences. The result is an architecture that tightly aligns with the needs of the business and within financial limitations.

VIRTERA's Technology Lab helps clients:

--  Lower pilot and proof of concept project costs
--  Reduce time to solution evaluation and selection
--  Eliminate associated hardware costs and delays
--  Provide the ability to review a more broad set of architectures
--  Change solution architecture in minutes to enable "what-if" reviews
--  Shorten learning curves and eliminate installation skill requirements

"Companies struggle to fast-track VDI-based solutions due to prolonged and often complex proof of concept exercises. Internal resource shortages, change control processes and other logistics hamper the efficiency with which new VDI technologies can be evaluated. VIRTERA's Cloud-based Technology Lab provides a simplified and accelerated POC experience, enabling companies to evaluate multiple solutions in parallel without the hassles of hardware and software installation. Our Technology Lab helps ensure that the right solutions are selected, lowering the risks and costs of embracing virtual desktop solutions," said Daniel Beveridge, Director of Virtualization Strategy at VIRTERA.

"VIRTERA is very proud to announce the VIRTERA Technology Lab, an extremely unique and valuable cloud-based platform to accelerate the decision-making around complex multi-vendor desktop solutions. Given the current economic challenges, the VIRTERA Lab provides a dramatic change to the legacy process of evaluating, validating and acquiring all the necessary hardware and software in a timely and cost effective manner to drive adoption of virtual desktop solution. Combined with the integrated Desktop Financial Model the bundled solution enables critical decision-making to be based on detailed cost/benefit analysis, best of breed products and a timely go-to-market strategy that allows companies to deploy virtual desktop solutions with the most impact on efficiency, productivity and bottom line results," said Howard Pavony, CEO at VIRTERA.


VIRTERA is an independent Information Technology (IT) professional services and consulting firm delivering virtualization technology solutions and services to companies nationwide. VIRTERA's proven vSpectrum consulting methodology uniquely ensures successful and rapid adoption of virtualization technologies while delivering an optimum return on organizations' IT investments. VIRTERA's team of certified solution architects and consultants develop, deploy and manage Virtual Infrastructure (VI) solutions designed to solve today's most challenging IT issues while its industry-unique Strategy group tests and analyzes virtualization trends across the entire virtual ecosystem. VIRTERA was founded in 2007 and maintains its corporate headquarters in New York, NY. For more information visit:

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