Magirus and Provision Networks Sign European Distribution Agreement

Extended VDI portfolio offers resellers new business opportunities

Stuttgart, (PresseBox) - Magirus, one of the leading European IT infrastructure and solution providers, and Provision Networks, the global provider of presentation and desktop virtualizations solutions, have signed a distribution agreement covering Europe and the Middle East for the sale of the Provision Network enterprise desktop virtualization solutions such as Virtual Access Suite.

“With the high-class enterprise solutions from Provision Networks, we are consistently expanding our portfolio in the field of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. This collaboration with Provision Networks opens up for our Business Partners good opportunities for developing new business segments in the strategically important virtualisation market,“ Christian Magirus, Executive Vice President and COO of Magirus AG, said.

In the server-based computing field, the modular Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite (VAS) solutions are cost effective and high performance alternatives to Citrix environments. They include, among other things, a comprehensive VDI connection broker which manages the connection between client and server in virtual IT as well as blade PC environments, as well as protocol extensions such as application publishing, seamless windows, a universal printer driver, USB PDA redirection, making the virtual desktop experience similar to that of a physical PC.

“In Magirus, we have found an excellent partner for the marketing of our enterprise-grade desktop virtualization solutions,” said Paul Ghostine, co-Founder and CEO of Provision Networks said. “Magirus is a known specialist in the virtualisation field, has the necessary know-how, technical competence, market penetration as well as the appropriate European infrastructure to position our solutions for a mutually successful execution in this coveted marketplace.”

Business Partners also have a positive attitude towards the future co-operation between Magirus and Provision Networks:

"As a Provision Networks Certified Solutions Advisor and Microsoft Gold Partner with advanced infrastructure and networking infrastructure solutions competencies, we are very pleased with the distribution agreement between Magirus and Provision Networks," said Thomas Krug, CEO, with LANSOL. "With the accelerating demand for Provision Networks presentation and desktop virtualization solutions, having access to a local value-added distribution partner is fundamental to our joint success."
"Provision Networks provides the opportunity to offer our customer base first-class solutions to almost any obstacle in the field of Terminal Services and Virtualization" said Holger Bui, Managing Director, Teminal-Services.NET in Berlin. "We are pleased that Provision Networks selected the Magirus Group as Distribution Partner and look forward to a continued successful co-operation".

About Provision Networks
Provision Networks is a global provider of presentation and desktop virtualization solutions. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Terminal Services platform and Virtualization Infrastructure platforms from VMware, Virtual Iron, XenSource, SWSoft, and Microsoft, delivering resilient, scalable and dynamic on-demand desktop deployment and application delivery for enterprises worldwide.

Provision Networks produces and markets three product suites through a global network of value-added resellers:
• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Enterprise Edition
• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Desktop Services Edition
• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Standard Edition

With a world-class client list, comprised of some of the world’s largest commercial enterprises, and government organizations, Provision Networks is the most trusted name in presentation and desktop infrastructure virtualization. To learn more about Provision Networks and our enterprise access solutions, please visit us at www.ProvisionNetworks.com.

Magirus Deutschland GmbH

About Magirus
The Magirus Group is an international IT company whose core business comprises the distribution of IT systems as well as software, supply chain, marketing and financial services. With a turnover of approximately 700 million euros and more than 600 employees, Magirus is one of the leading IT infrastructure and software providers in Europe. Its portfolio includes high quality servers, storage systems and network products, as well as software for system, storage, network, internet and security management along with middleware, groupware and applications, virtualisation, information lifecycle management, databases, internet/intranet and e-business software.
Magirus is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. The company has a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and offices across Europe and the Middle East. Magirus supplies companies in all sectors – such as financial services, telecommunications, automotive and public sector. Through a strategic alliance with Agilysys Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida, it supports customers and realises projects across the USA. For further information see http://www.magirus.com

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