- The company offers a platform that simplifies the management of virtual desktops hosted by Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop services.
- When user demand increases, the program creates additional virtual desktops and removes them when they are no longer required.
Updata Partners has led a USD 117 million fundraising round for virtual desktop firm Nerdio Inc., which was announced recently.
The Series B round follows an eight-million-dollar funding round that closed in 2020. With the new funding, Nerdio intends to double its workforce over the next year. In addition to establishing a presence in additional markets, the firm plans to expand its management and sales teams as part of this initiative.
Vadim Vladimirskiy, co-founder, and CEO of Nerdio, said, “Updata has a significant track record investing in and growing B2B SaaS companies over the past 20 years. Their unique expertise will meaningfully accelerate our journey in becoming the leading cloud and DaaS management platform for service providers and enterprises.”
Instead of standard workstations, many companies give their employees virtual desktops, which are Windows computers that are hosted in the cloud. Virtual desktops in the cloud are easier to manage because you don’t have to take care of any hardware. Also, technology makes some cybersecurity tasks easier.
The company offers a platform that simplifies the management of virtual desktops hosted by Microsoft Corporation’s Windows 365 Cloud PC and Azure Virtual Desktop services. Both services permit businesses to operate Windows desktops in the cloud. However, Windows 365 Cloud PC emphasizes usability, whereas Azure Virtual Desktop services offer more complex features designed for large organizations.
Nerdio offers two versions of its platform for sale. The first, Manager for Enterprise, is meant to make internal virtual desktop environments easier to manage for businesses. In addition, it provides a Manager for MSP, which managed service providers can utilize to manage the virtual desktops of other organizations.
According to the firm, the platform cuts up to 80% of the time necessary to install cloud-based Windows computers, and clients may construct a new Azure Virtual Desktop or Windows 365 Cloud PC environment within a few hours.
The Nerdio platform also facilitates the installation of business applications on the virtual desktops of employees. As part of its feature set, the startup provides a range of popular programs pre-installed. Administrators can automate software maintenance operations, such as downloading updates by writing scripts.
According to the company, IT teams can further minimize manual labor using an auto-scaling mechanism embedded into Nerdio’s platform. When user demand increases, the tool creates additional virtual desktops and removes them when they are no longer required. Nerdio claims that its platform can dramatically reduce virtual desktop expenditures for businesses by minimizing the infrastructure costs associated with underutilized machines.
The organization promises assistance with a variety of additional chores. Its platform features a mechanism that immediately restarts a problematic virtual desktop and, if the problem persists, it performs more advanced diagnostic procedures. In turn, an integrated monitoring tool enables administrators to track parameters such as the hardware utilization of a virtual desktop environment.
Since February 2020, Nerdio’s annual recurring revenue has reportedly climbed by a factor of 20; nevertheless, the company has not disclosed exact revenue figures. It noted that its customer base now consists of over 5,000 businesses.