We have provided managed services around traditional desktops for 10 years, and see desktop virtualization as a new, high-value service we can offer customers
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) September 14, 2009
EcomNets today announced the industry's first Green PC, Verdio™, designed specifically for server-based desktop virtualization, but can operate as a standalone PC. Verdio was invented specifically to leverage the powerful trend toward server virtualization and desktop virtualization. The Verdio™ device connects keyboard, mouse, display, audio and USB peripherals over an existing IP network to an instance of Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows XP running on a virtualized server. Moving all software off the desktop to the server, the Verdio also has standalone options as a fully functioning PC. Verdio comes with a CPU, memory, drivers, and operating system. This provides flexibility and reliability for IT organizations. Using functionality enabled by server virtualization, Verdio delivers not only a complete Microsoft Windows experience, but it reduces the power consumption of traditional PC hardware environment by up to 70%.
Carbon Footprint and TCO reduced by 70 percent.
Verdio reduces desktop TCO by 70 percent--saving 70% on energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint by 70% is a great start for organizations looking to Go Green in the current economy.
- Verdio desktop devices come with or without software, providing flexibility.
- Standard configuration boasts 1GB RAM (2GB optional), 120GB HD, 4 USB ports, 1 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Card, 802.11n Wireless (optional), external CDROM (optional).
- Software installations and upgrades are performed centrally.
- Server virtualization efficiently shares hardware across the entire user population
- Verdio consumes only 28 watts -- 30% of a typical PC that consumes an average of 75 watts -- making Verdio the ultimate Green PC
"While desktop PCs might be inexpensive to acquire, the virtualized version of Verdio starts at $99 for Government, Education, and Non-Profits. Commercial clients pay an additional $50 making it $149," said Raj Kosuri, CTO & CEO for EcomNets. "The standalone version goes for $299 for Government, Education, and Non-Profits. Commercial clients pay an additional $50 making it $349, so you can see that even at our highest price of $349, we are still $200 - $400 less than our competitors, with equal or better power."
Complete Green IT Solution Provider (GSP)
The EcomNets Green IT Solutions is comprised of server virtualization, desktop virtualization, PC power management, and data de-duplication. The Verdio desktop device is a hardware addition to professional services. For customers new to virtualization or looking for an entry-level solution, Verdio allows companies three flavors of virtualization: VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix, or any combination of the three.
"We have provided managed services around traditional desktops for 10 years, and see desktop virtualization as a new, high-value service we can offer customers," said Terell Jones, Director of Infrastructure Practice of EcomNets, "With Verdio, we can deliver a valuable new service that is quick and easy to deploy. EcomNets' new product launch of Verdio will enable EcomNets to be much more profitable at desktop management, and the virtualized Verdio will allow us to offer additional services around virtualization such as Cloud Computing."
Verdio will be generally available in September 2009. Verdio will be available as a subscription or perpetual license. For more information, contact 1-703-481-3035 or visit http://www.Verdio.net or http://www.ecomnets.com.
EcomNets is a privately held company. EcomNets is a Green IT Solutions Provider (GSP) which helps organizations who are committed to climate change. EcomNets develops and markets virtualization-based software and hardware solutions that deliver superior desktop computing.
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