Friday, January 27, 2012

nivio completes your apple; get Windows and Office on your favorite device

BANGALORE, INDIA: nivio, a global start-up with roots in India, has announced the beta registration for a fully functional Windows desktop from the Cloud for users in the United States.

This marks a significant milestone in the growth plans of the Gurgaon-based company as it expands globally. On nivio, users have access to an App-Store where they can rent applications, such as the complete Microsoft productivity suite, and take advantage of 10GB of upgradeable, free synchronized storage. nivio is accessible from any iOS, Android, Mac, Windows or Linux device, including iPads, Android tablets, PCs and laptops.

Founded in 2004 by Sachin Dev Duggal and Saurabh Pradeep Dhoot, nivio is determined to transform the complex cloud computing technology of today into something that is relevant for everyday. Awarded the prestigious Technology Pioneer Award in 2009 by the World Economic Forum, nivio is bringing the magic back to computing with easy to use, inexpensive software for any device. Sachin and Saurabh launched the world’s first Windows-based Online Desktop in 2007. Today, nivio has over 100 employees in its four offices located in India, the UK, USA and Australia.

“2012 won't be like any other year; it will be the year your desktop moves to the cloud; the year you find your freedom,” said nivio co-founder and chief wizard, Sachin Dev Duggal. “nivio is a global start-up that's bringing the cloud down to earth. With trusted, world class cloud platform partners such as Rackspace and Wyse, we are able to offer a cloud desktop solution unlike any other to our customers around the globe.”

With nivio, users gain access to their applications, data and desktop in the cloud, ubiquitously from any device. Using nivio, there is no need to worry about what’s under the hood; nivio eliminates concerns about software upgrades, viruses and storage. Users can access nivio through a range of downloadable client applications or direct from the browser using HTML 5 including the Google Chromebook.

The nDrive ensures all devices have an offline copy of documents and lets you share files, pictures and other docs with friends and coworkers. The nDesktop allows users to literally switch on and access a full windows desktop from all your devices in less than 30 seconds. Users also benefit from the nApps store, nivio's on-demand App-Store that delivers the world’s most popular software, including Microsoft Office. nApps is compatible with an array of devices, including the iPad, PC, Mac and Android tablets. nivio’s patent-pending cloud delivery model matches each device to the most efficient client.

“With its roots in Europe and India, nivio is an experienced provider of cloud desktops, and the only company to launch in the U.S. a complete solution for users to migrate their desktops to the cloud," said Ian Pratt, chairman of, senior VP of Products at Bromium Inc., and a member of the Advisory Board at nivio. "nivio has pioneered the Cloud Desktop globally, driven by the vision and passion of its founders and an experienced management team. I’m excited to see this new offering come to the United States.”

Currently, nivio is offering beta users a special launch promotion of nDesktop at $5 per month with an additionally discounted price for students at $2. This promotion also includes 10GB of free storage and nDrive to ensure users can effortlessly synchronize their data across all their devices. India continues to be a strategic market and the company plans to introduce a suite of products for Indian consumers in February.

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