Userful Corporation Named to Everything Channel's CRN Virtualization 100 List

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2011 - Calgary, AB - Userful Corporation, the global leader in Linux desktop virtualization, today announced it has been recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's new Virtualization 100 list. Featuring the top 100 vendors in the virtualization space as identified by the editorial staff of CRN, the list serves as the de facto resource by which VARs can begin to evaluate the best virtualization products for their business. Userful Corporation was named to the Virtualization 100 for having developed the virtualization software behind the worlds largest ever desktop virtualization deployment -- over 500,000 virtual desktops in over 50,000 Brazilian schools. Userful MultiSeat™ software turns one Linux computer into 10 high performance independent computer stations using standard USB zero clients and docking stations such as the HP t100 and t150, Wyse E01, and DisplayLink devices.

    According to the CRN Fast Growth Study, virtualization is the number one technology that VARs are investing in over the next year. The CRN Virtualization 100 list highlights the most compelling virtualization vendors and solutions to best meet the growing needs of the channel. These featured vendors were selected based on their ability to help VARs transform themselves into true service providers and help organizations and enterprises take advantage of the ease, flexibility, scalability, elasticity and cost savings that leveraging virtualization has to offer.

    Userful MultiSeat enables schools and businesses to deploy more than twice as many computers for the same cost, while enabling up to 10 users to use different applications at the same time from one host computer, each with their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse. With Userful desktop virtualization software, organizations can quickly and easily deploy large numbers of computer stations for a very low cost, whether in the classroom, office, call center, oil field, hospital, library, military base, hotel, internet cafe, or anywhere else multiple computers in close proximity are needed. It reduces hardware costs by up to 80%, and reduces required infrastructure (power plugs, cabling, etc.) by a factor of 10 as compared to a traditional PC-per-seat solution. It also reduces energy costs by up to 90%, enabling organizations to recover the cost of their computers through electricity cost savings over a few years.

    "From server to storage to desktop virtualization, this technology will become a mainstay for businesses large and small and one of the more profitable technologies for VARs to integrate and sell," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "The Virtualization 100 list provides showcases the best virtualization technology solutions to help VARs navigate the virtualization landscape and determine which vendor is best suited to meet their unique needs."

    "Userful is very happy to have been recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's new Virtualization 100 list for our world record breaking desktop virtualization deployment." said Tim Griffin, President of Userful. "Userful MultSeat is the best desktop virtualization solution for schools, businesses, and governments wanting to maximize their IT investment. This record setting deployment has helped millions of children get the computer education they need in an economically and environmentally sustainable way, and solidifies Userful's position as the world leader in high-performance low-cost desktop virtualization."

    Userful offers a free 10 station, 90 day pilot for any department of education worldwide so that educators can easily experience first hand the high performance, and ease of use of the solution.

    To learn more and to get trial software licenses, visit,, email getstarted ( @ ) userful dot com, or phone +1 dot 403 dot 289 dot 2177 ext dot 795 dot

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    A sample of the Virtualization 100 will be featured in the May 23rd issue of CRN Magazine and online at

    About Userful:
    Userful Corporation is the world's leading Linux desktop virtualization company with millions of users in over 100 countries. The company's software which turns one computer into 10 lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both electricity consumption and e-waste. Userful's software is sold through a partner network of resellers and OEMs worldwide. To learn more about Userful, visit:

    About Everything Channel:
    Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit Follow on Twitter at

    About United Business Media Limited:
    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

    Trademark notice: Userful MultiSeat™ is a trademarks of Userful Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    For more information, news, and photos from Userful, please visit the Userful press kit at: . A video to embed is available here:

    Press Contacts:

    Sean Rousseau, Marketing Manager
    Phone: +1.250.590.7791
    srousseau ( @ ) media-userful dot com

    Scott Regan, Senior Marketing Manager
    Everything Channel
    Phone: +1.508.416.1186
    scott.regan ( @ ) ec dot

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