Online desktop service, nivio is formally launching its India offering on April 10th, 2012. nivio recently raised $21mn from Videocon and AEC Partner and is started by two Sachin Dev Duggal and Saurabh P Dhoot, who is Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot’s nephew.
“With a free trial offer for one month, the student version will cost less than Rs 200 and will give access to Windows and MS Office on any platform. Nivio has been doing pilots with Airtel and SpectraNet. The company has already partnered with over 70 system integrators (SIs) and value added resellers (VARs), and is looking at more as their key target will be small business in Tier 2 and 3 towns.” [via]
Early 2009, Nivio announced partnership with Airtel and Microsoft to launch the online PC, though it seems partnership couldn’t see the light of the day (too early for the market?).
In terms of features, nivio sets the standard for cloud desktop performance with a downloadable, rich client experience for any device. nivio’s clients for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac along with the Ubiquity client, which delivers the entire desktop over any HTML5 browser. The Ubiquity client delivers the Windows OS and productivity software (such as Microsoft Office) from nivio’s Cloud to any device, eliminating the need for users to download anything. nivio’s App Store (nApps) lets users rent regular desktop software on any screen, and the nDrive provides 10GB of free storage into which they drop their files and have them synced across their devices.