Silicon Valley-based Desktop Virtualization Company Establishes Canadian
Headquarters, Expanding East Coast Sales Team, R&D Initiatives and Overall
Presence in the Region
MENLO PARK, CALIF., December 10 /CNW/ - Pano Logic(TM), developer of a
server-based virtualized desktop, today announced the expansion of its North
American operations with the opening of a Canadian headquarters in Toronto,
Ontario. Industry veteran Rob Lalonde, Pano Logic's vice president of East
coast sales, will oversee the new office, which will focus on accelerating
sales of Pano Logic and supporting the growing Canadian market.
Founded in February 2006, Pano Logic launched its first desktop
virtualization solution in August 2007. The company is led by CEO Nick Gault,
an experienced leader of enterprise technology companies who is originally
from Montreal, Canada. Gault brings strong virtualization experience to Pano
Logic, having served as the founding CEO of XenSource, recently acquired by
"As in other regions, virtualization is a very pressing IT need in
Canada, and we expect to see rapid adoption of the solution," said Lalonde.
"We recognized the need to have an office dedicated to the Canadian market,
and selected Toronto for its central location, the sophistication of its IT
community and the availability of talented, highly-trained personnel."
Lalonde will be responsible for sales, partner and business development
for Canada, as well as the Northeast and Central regions of the U.S.
Previously, Lalonde has held executive sales positions at Hummingbird
Communications, Delano Technology and Fusepoint Managed Services. In addition
to sales and support, the new office will include quality assurance and
research and development operations headed by Anthony Di Loreto, manager of
quality assurance, and George Halpert, director of software development.
Pano Logic leverages standard virtualization technologies to create a new
approach to client/desktop computing that dramatically lowers total cost of
ownership while increasing security, management and mobility. The Pano desktop
computer has no CPU, no memory, no operating system and no drivers. By moving
all software off the desktop and consolidating everything onto easier to
manage, shared servers, Pano reduces desktop TCO by 70 percent or more --
saving $3150 per desktop over three years -- and eliminates the desktop as a
"We have carried VMware products for several years, and Pano Logic is a
natural extension of our offerings. Their approach to desktop virtualization
leverages our customers' existing server virtualization technology and
seamlessly integrates with their datacenters," said Alex McGillivray,
president at Calgary-based Sure Systems Ltd. "We look forward to working
closely with Pano Logic to bring this innovative technology to our customers."
Pano Logic has already signed a number of Canadian partners including
IdeaLogical (www.idealogical.com), OTG (www.otgtech.com), Scalar
(www.scalar.ca), Sure Systems (www.suresystems.ca), and Third Octet
(www.thirdoctet.com). For more information on Pano Logic, visit
About Pano Logic
Pano Logic is a privately held company, backed by two of Silicon Valley's
leading venture capital firms, ComVentures and Foundation Capital. Pano Logic
develops and markets virtualization-based software and hardware solutions that
deliver superior desktop computing.
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