Liquidware Labs Launches Managed VDI Alliance Program

September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Liquidware Labs Inc. (LWL), the market leader in virtual desktop and application assessment and diagnostics, today announced the launch of its Managed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alliance Program to enable Service Providers in Hosting, Outsourcing and Data Center businesses to offer VDI assessment, diagnostic and migration services based on LWL's Stratusphere(TM)platform. The company also unveiled that Perot Systems (NYSE: PER) (www.perotsystems.com) has signed as one of the first members of LWL's Managed VDI Alliance Program.

"Many enterprises wanting to leverage virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are concerned with its complexity and cost, so we are turning to trusted Service Providers with greater expertise, resources and specialties. Using Stratusphere from Liquidware Labs, Service Providers such as Perot Systems can enable customers to gain the benefits of VDI while reducing cost and complexity," commented Steve Gant, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, LWL. "By joining forces with LWL, Service Providers can offer customers new, value-added services, across the Managed VDI life-cycle through high-margin, repeatable services. It's a testament to the program that Perot Systems has joined LWL's Managed VDI Alliance Program."

"Managed VDI is an excellent opportunity for our customers to help reduce the challenges and expense of deploying desktops," said Eric Hutto, director of Global Market Development at Perot Systems commercial solutions group. "Perot Systems' clients can now deploy desktops completely as a service, and pay on a monthly basis for only the desktops they have deployed, as a pure operating expense. Perot Systems can manage everything for our customers right up to the end-user's device: the datacenter, infrastructure, software, connectivity and operations."

LWL's Managed VDI Alliance Program

LWL's program includes Service Providers who are already in the hosting or outsourcing business and who want to leverage their existing data center assets to drive significant revenue through Managed VDI services. Alliance members will be able to increase quality, speed of deployment, and customer satisfaction with end-to-end VDI services and monthly subscription offerings.

Benefits to Service Providers

LWL accelerates VDI deployment and subscription revenue by providing the capability to assess physical desktops, migrate user profiles as well as data to the data center, while simultaneously monitoring and diagnosing virtualized desktops. With this program, service providers can:

* Improve customer adoption of VDI services
* Access world class methodologies from thought leaders in VDI
* Receive world Class sales enablement tools and training
* Access products and programs designed specifically for service providers
* Accelerate VDI sales cycles by offering custom-branded assessment and design services


ABOUT LIQUIDWARE LABS INC.

Liquidware Labs Inc. (LWL) is the market leader in virtual desktop and application assessments, bringing a completely new and innovative approach to accelerating the adoption and consumption of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Their comprehensive machine, user, and application diagnostics platform, Stratusphere(TM), coupled with their user profile provisioning, management, and migration tool ProfileUnity has been described by the industry as providing the "on ramp to VDI".

LWL provides a combination of software and consulting methodology to intelligently assess desktop and application viability for virtualization as well as provide true end user experience metrics for ongoing diagnostics. The company's Stratusphere(TM) platform provides organizations unprecedented visibility into the configuration, usage and performance of their virtual (and physical) desktop infrastructure and deployments, and ProfileUnity enables the daily tasks of managing and migrating user specific settings between sessions and between platforms elegant and easy.

The LWL leadership team is comprised of virtualization industry veterans that collectively have skills within professional services, software development, virtualization assessments and deployments and have been selling and marketing virtualization since 2002. LWL products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners.

About Perot System

Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2008 revenue of $2.8 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.



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