Virtual Bridges,announced results from 2011, representing the company’s strongest year to-date. Revenues grew eight times over the previous year driven by sizeable wins across industries and geographies, continuing to prove high demand for the company’s VDI Gen2 solutions.
Virtual Bridges VERDE addresses the three most significant VDI challenges faced by today’s CIO’s: corporate infrastructure management, cloud computing and mobile computing. Featuring integrated support for online, offline and remote branch VDI, VERDE provides a cost-effective, easy-to-use approach to provisioning, managing, updating and securing virtual desktop environments, enabling anytime, anywhere access for users on-the-go.
“We had a tremendous year winning deals against all of the major players in the space,” said Jim Curtin, CEO of Virtual Bridges. “When we introduced VDI Gen2, we knew the industry needed an alternative to first-generation, server-based VDI solutions like VMware and Citrix. Through product innovation and close relationships with our customers and partners, we’re changing the mindset of the industry and driving increased demand for second generation solutions. We’re already off to a strong start in 2012, and expect to see continued momentum in the months ahead.”
2011 highlights included:
- Strong Sales – Virtual Bridges saw 66 percent growth in sales, across new business and existing customer accounts, with key wins including a 30,000 desktop deployment at Dalian NEUSOFT Institute of Information (NII), and a partnership with iFollowOffice, which will use VERDE as the foundation for its UK-based hosted virtual desktop service.
- Diverse Vertical Traction – Customer deployments included strong traction across all vertical segments, including education (K-12 and higher ed), health care, government (municipal and federal) and manufacturing, spanning both mid-market and enterprise markets.
- Strategic Partnerships – Virtual Bridges expanded its distribution channel, adding numerous new partners including Avnet, ASG, ASUS, CDG, CompuCom, Great Wall, Hitachi, IBM, NDS8, Neusoft, Omni Systems, Rackspace, RASIS, Savvis and SAL Technologies.
- Product Innovation – Virtual Bridges unveiled new VERDE product features including a patent pending cache I/O storage optimizer technology that removes the CAPEX hurdles associated with VDI and addresses increasing storage costs, and integrated endpoint management that reduces the cost and complexity of PC lifecycle management. The company also worked closely with IBM to develop IBM’s Virtual Desktop for Smart Business (VDSB) which uses VERDE software to deliver workforce mobility across PCs, tablets, netbooks, laptops and thin clients.
- Industry Accolades – Virtual Bridges was named a “Major Player” in desktop virtualization by IDC; a “Cool Vendor” in Personal Computing by Gartner; an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist; winner of the MSPAlliance MSPWorld Cup; a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor; and one of 15 desktop virtualization vendors to watch in CRN’s Virtualization 100.
- Employee Growth – Virtual Bridges continued to add talent, expanding its team by 75 percent. New hires include industry thought leader and blogger, David Marshall, as well as other additions across sales, marketing, product development and engineering.