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Desktop Virtualization Concept to Spread Further

Virtualization Spreading Its Wings

NComputing has secured $28 million in a Series B round of financing. The funds will be used to expand sales and operations in key countries where affordable computing is out of reach for many schools, businesses and governments. Menlo Ventures led the funding round with participation from existing investors - Scale Venture Partners and Korea's Daehong Technew Corporation.

Stephen Dukker, chairman & CEO of Ncomputing says, "This important round of funding will help NComputing expand our global reach and will help the company meet the growing demand for our virtual computing technology in new and existing markets. The investment demonstrates that NComputing has a powerful technology and business model for bringing affordable computing to the next billion users around the world."

Jim Jones, managing director with Scale Venture Partners explains, "Scale Venture Partners first invested in NComputing recognizing the potential for the technology to bring truly affordable computing to the masses. In just two years NComputing has shipped more than 500,000 virtual PC systems around the world. With this substantial funding round, and a proven business model, NComputing can accelerate expansion to new countries and market segments."


NComputing solution is based on a simple fact that today's PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of applications only use a small fraction of the computer's capacity. NComputing's virtualization software and hardware tap this unused capacity so that multiple users can simultaneously share this capacity.

The NComputing virtualization software is loaded onto a standard Windows or Linux PC. Each user's monitor, keyboard, and mouse connect to the shared PC through a small and highly reliable NComputing access device. The device itself has no CPU, memory, or moving parts so it is easy to deploy and maintain.

Over 500,000 NComputing systems have been deployed by 15,000 organizations to slash their computing costs as much as 70 per cent and electric consumption by 90 per cent. NComputing has been deployed by schools, colleges, governments and businesses to bring computing access to its students and employees.

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