In a recent OpenStack user survey, desktop virtualization was ranked as one of the top use cases currently being deployed by the OpenStack community. A long time-supporter of OpenStack, Virtual Bridges brings broad expertise in virtualization to the OpenStack Foundation, and has contributed code to several projects since initiating the development of Bridgepoint, its new virtual workloads management software. Virtual Bridges will unveil the new product at the upcoming OpenStack Summit being held May 12-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Bridgepoint helps organizations easily deploy and manage virtual workloads (both desktops and servers) in public, private and hybrid cloud environments, including OpenStack, VMware and others. Bridgepoint will be on display in booth #E33 during the OpenStack Summit and will also be included within the Demo Showcase on Tuesday, May 13 at 3pm.

“As desktop virtualization begins the shift from the data center to the cloud, enterprises will need solution that allows them to manage desktops, servers, and applications across multiple infrastructures,” said Jon Senger, Chief Strategy Officer at Virtual Bridges. “Bridgepoint is the only hybrid cloud-agnostic solution to provide these benefits without requiring expensive hardware or complicated reference architectures, and we’re very proud to be doing so in collaboration with the global community of OpenStack users and contributors.”

Key features of this new product include an easy-to-use management console that reduces the complexity in administering virtual workloads across a cloud environment, enabling administrators to create and manage Gold Images, monitor performance, create reports, and provide chargeback information.  Deployment time on an existing OpenStack environment takes minutes, and the process is simplified by using a self-deployed virtual appliance that can automatically scale as needed.