Virsage™ Named as Finalist in Citrix 2014 Service Provider Awards

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Virsage, a leading provider of comprehensive cloud services, today announced recognition from Citrix from a wide field of competitors as one of three finalist in the 2014 Citrix Service Provider Awards. For the second year in a row, Virsage’s nomination comes in the “Marketing Excellence” category.

Virsage, a leading provider of comprehensive cloud services, today announced recognition from Citrix from a wide field of competitors as one of three finalist in the 2014 Citrix Service Provider Awards. For the second year in a row, Virsage’s nomination comes in the “Marketing Excellence” category. The judging criteria focus on the strategy, presentation and marketing success of a provider’s marketing program as explained by Citrix:

“Finalists for the 2014 Citrix Service Provider Awards have achieved great success in designing, marketing and selling Citrix-based hosted services. Leaders in the Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) market with excited customers, unique technical implementations and marketing success, these finalists demonstrate a prominent role among Citrix Service Providers. It’s exciting that two of this year’s finalists were also finalists for the 2013 Citrix Service Provider Awards.”

Citrix highlighted some specific elements of Virsage’s marketing program that led to their selection as a finalist.

“Virsage has demonstrated consistently high customer satisfaction and pilot conversions, backed by a comprehensive website that clearly portrays the challenges facing DaaS buyers. A Diamond Validated Citrix Service Provider, Virsage developed targeted messaging, private label email campaigns, and sales enablement for reseller partners. Virsage marketed new offers like leveraging Citrix XenDesktop and NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ technology for hosting CAD applications without sacrificing performance.”

Virsage WorkPlace is a comprehensive, cloud-based solution that replaces expensive on-premise servers with a hosted virtual infrastructure solution that delivers application, file, and email services using proven technologies including XenDesktop®, XenApp®, and ShareFile from industry leader Citrix.

Chris Dodge, CEO and Founder of Virsage commented on the announcement:

“We are honored that our Marketing Efforts, business approach and technology implementation have been recognized by Citrix. We see the Citrix Marketing Excellence award as recognition that Virsage WorkPlace™ is well-positioned for this emerging market and is in line with best practices in this field.”

“When we first introduced Virsage MarketPlace in 2012 we were in uncharted territory. It wasn’t until we started to see the impact of offering these marketing tools and portals that we saw the full potential of the Master Agent MarketPlace.

“Master agents who want to quickly get started selling desktop as a service find partnering with a white-label reseller to be the fastest route to market,” said Scott Swanburg, Senior Director of Citrix Cloud App Delivery Sales. “As one of the Citrix Service Provider Partners to complete the rigorous diamond validation process, Virsage has demonstrated their business acumen, intelligent technology implementation and support for their reseller network.”

Virsage has the distinction of being a recognized as a Citrix white-label hosting partner. The Virsage Master Agent MarketPlace™ is marketed exclusively through channel partner agreements with national and local Master Agents who offer services such as bandwidth, telecommunications, and other managed IT services. Virsage was recently recognized as a finalist in the Citrix Service Provider Partner Program Awards for Marketing Excellence. The Citrix Service Provider Diamond Validation further extends opportunities for partners to brand and sell their own DaaS services without having to invest in building their own infrastructure. By lowering the entry costs and accelerating time-to-market, telecom Master Agents and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can easily engage customers in the cloud computing market.

About Virsage
Virsage was founded in 1999 as an IT managed service provider, providing IT support and administration services to small and medium-sized businesses on an ongoing retainer basis. In 2008, Virsage began offering Virsage WorkPlace™, a comprehensive cloud-based IT as a Service solution built on Microsoft® and Citrix technology. WorkPlace™ replaces expensive on-premise servers with a virtual desktop solution combining application, file, and email hosting. Available anywhere, on any device, WorkPlace combines the mobility and convenience of Citrix with high-availability servers, data centers, and technical support.

To learn more about how Virsage WorkPlace™ can help your business, or how you can partner with us, please visit virsage.com

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For more information contact: Clint Haynes, Director, Master Agent MarketPlace™. 720.881.3791, partners(at)virsage(dot)com

Virsage, Virsage WorkPlace and Virsage Master Agent MarketPlace are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Virsage in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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