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Virtual Bridges Launches Self-Deploying Virtual Appliance, Turns Existing OpenStack and VMware Cloud Investments into Powerful Desktop Virtualization Solutions
|By Business Wire
|May 12, 2014 10:30 AM EDT
Bridges, Inc. today announced the
availability of Bridgepoint,
a powerful cloud orchestration system that allows organizations to
easily deploy and manage virtual workloads in public, private and hybrid
clouds. With Bridgepoint, organizations can quickly build a desktop
virtualization infrastructure in any cloud
environment, leveraging existing investments in server
virtualization infrastructure, including OpenStack and VMware.
Bridgepoint is available immediately for a 30 day free trial, for up to
25 seats. Visit the free
trial page to get started.
As a platform agnostic solution, Bridgepoint eliminates vendor lock-in
and gives IT organizations, including those with existing
VMware technology, more choice and flexibility in how and where they
deploy virtual workloads. In addition, Bridgepoint allows organizations
to use both VMware and OpenStack, migrating desktop workloads between
these environments as required. Support for additional cloud
environments is in development and will be added in future releases to
meet customer demand.
“Today if you want to leverage the cloud to spin up virtual desktops,
your options are limited, expensive, complex and confining,” said Jon
Senger, chief strategy officer at Virtual Bridges. “Bridgepoint changes
everything, letting organizations turn existing clouds into powerful
desktop virtualization solutions. As the industry’s only
cloud-agnostic solution, Bridgepoint works across platforms and requires
no expensive hardware or reference architectures – meaning organizations
can now get much more out of their existing cloud investments.”
Deployed as a single downloadable virtual appliance, Bridgepoint is easy
to set up, navigate and configure, and can be operational in less than
15 minutes. The solution features six key components, including:
1. Management Interface – enables enterprise architects and
operations teams to easily configure cloud desktop orchestration inline
with their enterprise-specific clouds and virtual workload needs
2. Cloud Orchestration Engine – initiates, manages, and maintains
the full feature-set of cloud enabled resources across multiple
3. Chargeback and Reporting – enables IT admins to efficiently
track and display desktop activity, resource utilization and trending
for both chargeback and showback scenarios
4. Smart Brokering – serves as the central communications hub for
cloud tenants, automatically interpreting the differences in protocols
and access methods in efficiently routing traffic to the appropriate
clouds, hosts and storage subsystems
5. Monitoring – provides efficient tracking of cloud APIs,
compute nodes, networks, storage and SLAs of all end user devices
6. Storage Management – manages and optimizes storage consumption
and allocation across cloud resources, reducing the total cost of
ownership by minimizing the storage footprint and increasing user
satisfaction by optimizing for speed
Bridgepoint supports a broad base of use cases, and is the only cloud
management platform that natively supports Windows and Linux virtual
Pricing and Availability
Virtual Bridges Bridgepoint is available immediately for a free 30 day
trial, for up to 25 licenses. For more information, visit the free
About Virtual Bridges
Virtual Bridges provides enterprise-class desktop and workload
virtualization for private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Used
by hundreds of organizations around the world, Virtual Bridges delivers
secure, anytime, anywhere access to end-user devices, files,
applications and programs. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas
and backed by Austin Ventures. For more information visit: http://vbridges.com.
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