desktopsites, Inc. Named to Everything Channel’s CRN Virtualization 100 List: New list recognizes the Top 100 Vendors in the Virtualization Space

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desktopsites, Inc. (‘desktopsites’), today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel in CRN’s new Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space as identified by the editorial staff of CRN, the list serves as the de facto resource by which VARs can begin to evaluate the best virtualization products for their business. desktopsites was named to the Virtualization 100 for their simplified, straightforward and cost effective desktop virtualization solution (‘Konect Elite’) which caters directly to small and mid size businesses (‘SMEs’).

According to the CRN Fast Growth Study, virtualization is the number one technology that VARs are investing in over the next year. The CRN Virtualization 100 list highlights the most compelling virtualization vendors and solutions to best meet the growing needs of the channel. These featured vendors were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging virtualization has to offer.

“For small businesses, ease of use and ease of management are as important as low cost”, says Alex Bethlehem, CEO for desktopsites. “They need desktop virtualization solutions that can be purchased easily and installed easily. Mid-market companies, like their smaller counterparts, prefer solutions that are easy to install and use, and they may also be users of traditional entry-level versions of enterprise products. desktopsites’ Konect Elite delivers an entry level Microsoft® centric desktop virtualization solution which radically simplifies the set-up, management, delivery and dynamic provisioning of virtual client environments while extending desktop, application and hardware lifecycles,” states Alex Bethlehem. “And, with the evolution of cloud computing, the core functionality of Konect Elite enables the platform for SaaS (‘Software as a Service’) and PaaS (‘Platform as a Service’) business service models, enabling businesses the opportunity to implement simplified private and hybrid cloud computing environments for their own business needs or for their customers, whether being hosted on site by the business themselves, or off premises through third party hosting providers.”

“From server to storage to desktop virtualization, this technology will become a mainstay for businesses large and small and one of the more profitable technologies for VARs to integrate and sell,” said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “The Virtualization 100 list provides showcases the best virtualization technology solutions to help VARs navigate the virtualization landscape and determine which vendor is best suited to meet their unique needs.”

A sample of the Virtualization 100 will be featured in the May 23rd issue of CRN Magazine and online at http://www.crn.com.

About desktpsites
desktopsites is a leading developer of innovative and cost effective desktop virtualization solutions for small and mid-size businesses (‘SMEs’) across North America and is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Konect Elite extends and enhances the Microsoft virtualization platform, working as an intelligent connection manager in conjunction with Microsoft’s virtualization solutions and System Center products to simplify the set-up and management of virtual client environments. Konect Elite is sold in both a Standard and Enterprise version, delivering a consistent user experience across TS, RDS, App-V and VDI.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

About United Business Media Limited
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.

Contacts:
Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager
Everything Channel
508.416.1186
scott.regan(at)ec(dot)ubm(dot)com

Laura Armstrong, Vice President
desktopsites, Inc.
1+ 403-538-0105
lauraa(at)desktopsites(dot)com

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