A new business startup might not become an overnight sensation even when it’s destined for great achievement. Immediate results are not necessarily indicative of eventual success as changes evolve in technology and market sentiment. That describes the history of ClearCube Technology, based in Austin, Texas.
ClearCube CEO, Randy Printz, has maintained a vision of centrally managed digital data since starting the corporation in 1997. By 2011, the market has adopted the trend called desktop virtualization. Information that workers use on their computers resides in data centers. This reduces security risk and technical support problems.
Hardware provided by ClearCube permits access to centralized data. Users plug into a zero client device, which has processing power to deliver high-definition graphics display.
ClearCube has raised a total of about $138 million over its lifetime. The investment is looking quite attractive now as more businesses shift to cloud computing environments. With this rising trend in virtual desktops, ClearCube is moving into network management services for businesses.
Printz is expecting that annual revenue for ClearCube will top $200 million within five years. The company has a marketing alliance with VMware, the industry leader in virtualization software. ClearCube eliminated its software division in 2008.
Security conscious customers of ClearCube include Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Honolulu International Airport. The federal government also favors the company’s technology. It is deployed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
In addition to security matters, ClearCube technology improves system reliability. Software updates to individual computers are no longer required and virus infected hard drives are problems of the past when using zero client devices. This saves tech staff time and money. That’s a big attraction for companies that are cutting costs by switching to virtual desktops and cloud-based data storage.