Limerick, Ireland: 8th December, 2011 | Cloudium Systems and RedZinc have been awarded a €200,000 project to optimise Cloud-based Desktops across internet connections as part of the EU BonFIRE initiative.
Cloudium Systems and RedZinc will tune operation of Cloud-based Desktops against internet operational limitations. The project, called TurboCloud, will validate several man-years of research on a large scale environment. Cloud-based Desktops are the next paradigm in computing. Gartner forecasts the growth of Cloud-based Desktop access devices to grow from 3M units in 2010 to over 15M units in 2014.
The Cloudium VCA2000 family of advanced ZeroClients incorporates their cloudRDP software and cloudAccel silicon device to optimise real-time tuning of a cloud desktop connection. Cloudium Systems’ CEO, John Hickey, said: “Our goal with this project is to optimise the user experience across a wide range of network conditions in a manner difficult to reproduce without access to a large multi-site cloud testbed such as provided by BonFire.”
RedZinc’s VELOX™ is a service delivery platform which integrates to IP networks as a control plane overlay which enhance quality of experience multimedia cloud applications. Donal Morris, CEO of RedZinc said that “the partnership with Cloudium and BonFire is an ideal platform to validate the integration of RedZinc’s virtual path slice controller with Cloudium’s desktop virtualization solution and showcase with multimedia applications”.
The BonFIRE initiative was setup under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission to design, build and operate a multi-site cloud prototype facility. The BonFire consortium includes HP Labs, SAP AG, Cloudium Systems, ATOS, RedZinc, 451 Group and various academic groups.
About Cloudium Systems: Cloudium Systems is a pioneer in the creation of innovative high-performance solutions for rich media applications spanning desktop virtualization to IPTV. Our goal is to provide the same high fidelity user experience from a network or a cloud environment as a user would experience directly from a PC, but at significantly reduced cost. For more information visit
About RedZinc: RedZinc’s solutions enable a dedicated clutter free flow for internet content providing a “Right of Way” for bandwidth sensitive applications. RedZinc’s enables owners of Internet infrastructure to build infrastructure which empowers web portals and their users to put higher value traffic in priority flows. RedZinc’s technology improves user experience, performance, and economics. For more information visit
For further information contact:
Tommy O’Sullivan, Product Manager, Cloudium Systems
e. ; t. +353 (0)61 448504; m. +353 (0)87 9042575
Donal Morris, CEO, RedZinc ; t. +353 86 8130009.