IGEL has launched IGEL Ready, a new program that opens up the company’s core enterprise software for any technology partner to integrate and validate their products. Technologies from over 90 companies are already integrated within IGEL’s platform — including Microsoft, Citrix and Zoom, and that number is expected to double by 2021 with the freedom afforded by IGEL Ready.
The program creates an ecosystem where customers can consider compatible devices and applications across a range of categories, quickly deploy to their virtual desktop or cloud workspace, and securely access from any device equipped with IGEL software.
“The timing is right for IGEL. Over a decade ago, we saw an open opportunity in the market with the growth of the cloud and virtual desktops. We decided to shift focus and perfect our simple, yet powerful edge operating system, ultimately positioning IGEL for tremendous growth. Today, we’re entering a new era as we transition to an open platform that’s primed for partner integration.” – said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL
IGEL has emerged as a leading voice on the edge, and a trusted partner to enterprises. In 2018, the company crossed the $100M revenue threshold, and today is seeing demand skyrocket as remote work rapidly transforms modern life.
With the IGEL Ready program, businesses can now tap IGEL’s prolific partner network with even greater confidence to provide employees with the most essential tools and capabilities to do their jobs securely and effectively. In its 20-year history, IGEL has fostered relationships with some of the biggest names in hardware and software, including Amazon, AMD, Intel, VMware and Cisco. In 2019, IGEL was announced as the first Linux-based OS certified for Windows Virtual Desktop.
For technology partners, IGEL Ready presents a compelling opportunity to share their products with a growing, relevant market and provide a heightened experience for customers.
“For 20 years, Citrix and IGEL have worked closely together to deliver simple, smart and secure solutions to our mutual customers. Now, we’re excited to expand our partnership with the launch of IGEL Ready to ensure that our validated solutions can be easily identified, and that our customers can be assured they are running the most up-to-date versions that have been tested for performance and interoperability.” – Pratik Shah, Director of Product Management at Citrix
IGEL Ready is now accepting applications from any hardware, software or peripheral company interested in integrating and verifying their technology with IGEL. The company is already working with more than 150 partners to introduce them to the program, including Goliath Technologies, Lakeside Software, LG Business Solutions, Liquidware, Login VSI, PrinterLogic, Tehama, Atos, Cherry, ControlUp, deviceTRUST, Fluendo, Tricerat, SecMaker, OnLogic, Systec & Solutions GmbH, BUURST, Channel Mechanics, Veridium and EPOS [Sennheiser].
After meeting specific hardware and software requirements to ensure compatibility, the applications will be featured on the customer-facing IGEL Ready Showcase under eight categories:
- Cloud Workspaces / VDI / DaaS
- Communication and collaboration
- Software and applications
- Peripherals and others
- Printers and scanners