CLOSTER, N.J., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericom Software, a global leader in application access and desktop virtualization solutions, today announced a new addition to its PowerPartner channel program, specifically for VMware View™ partners, to speed up VMware View adoption and extend VMware View offerings to on-premise deployments as well as Cloud Desktops and DaaS environments. The new program grants immediate Gold partner status and benefits to VMware View partners applying to become Ericom PowerPartners by May 18th.
These new partners will be able to augment their offering with AccessNow for VMware View – Ericom's patent-pending HTML5 client, which provides seamless, web-based access to VMware View virtual desktops. Ericom AccessNow is the first VDI access solution to run wholly within any HTML5-compatible Web browser, including Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and other browsers with HTML5 support. The solution does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX or any other underlying technology, and has already been adopted by many organizations - including City of Orlando, University of Connecticut, Richland School District Two (30,000 users), and others.
Some of the benefits offered to Gold partners by Ericom's PowerPartner program include:
- No partner fee
- Competitive discounts
- Co-marketing funds and resources
- Lead registration, referral and sharing
- Proposal and on-site meetings assistance
- Sales & Technical training
Ericom AccessNow enables accessing VMware View desktops from anywhere and any device (e.g., Mac, PC, Chromebook, iPad / iPhone, Android, locked down workstations, etc.), thereby empowering more users with access to their virtual desktops, increasing VMware View's competitive edge and value to customers. Additional benefits of Ericom AccessNow include:
- Helps customers solve the BYOD challenge
- AccessNow extends the reach of VMware View desktops to Chromebooks
- Full SSL VPN integration (no SSL VPN client required)
- Integrated acceleration technology improves the user experience
- AccessNow adds business continuity capabilities to VMware View
- NO client software installation required!
Brian Berns, Ericom Software's President and COO said: "We are very excited to offer this opportunity to VMware View partners. We are experiencing increased attention from VMware customers and partners who find AccessNow for VMware View of great value in accelerating VMware View market adoption." Berns added, "AccessNow for VMware View is an ideal solution for educational, government, healthcare, financial and other organizations that need to provide access to VMware View desktops, from a myriad of end-point devices."
Scott Brousseau, Senior VP & CTO of PBG Networks, both a VMware and an Ericom partner commented: "As a VMware partner with a focus on VMware View, we are thrilled with the great market reception for Ericom's innovative HTML5 client. It is driving new business and enables a much faster VMware View deployment, delivering Windows desktops on-demand to users, virtually anywhere, and on any device." Brousseau added "Ericom AccessNow is indeed addressing a business requirement which is quickly becoming more pronounced every day. In addition, Ericom is shaping up to be a great BYOD enabler, now that the devices that connect to VMware View desktops can be agnostic."
Additional highlights of Ericom AccessNow benefits for IT include:
- Looks and works the same way on all supported device types, thus reducing training and help desk costs
- Lowers IT workload - IT staff do not have to manage or maintain separate product versions and updates for an ever-increasing variety of end-user devices; an HTML5 browser is all that is required
- Simple, easy and inexpensive to maintain - does not require any infrastructure for deployment, upgrades or patches – simply put a new version on the server
- Supports Intel x86, ARM or any other CPU architecture
For more information about Ericom AccessNow for VMware View, visit: http://www.ericom.com/HTML5_Client_VMware_View
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access, Virtualization and RDP Acceleration Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft Windows Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA. Ericom also has an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Far East. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 7 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com.
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