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IGEL Named a Winner in CRN’s 2022 Tech Innovator Awards Program; Makes Acclaimed CRN Edge Computing 100 List

IGEL OS earns top ranking as a winner in the “Virtualization/Virtual Desktop Infrastructure” category in the annual awards programs recognizing the IT channel’s most innovative vendors.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2022 – IGEL, today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Awards, presented by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. IGEL is being recognized for its IGEL OS endpoint device operating system in the “Virtualization/Virtual Desktop Infrastructure” category. Earlier this month, IGEL was also featured on the CRN Edge Computing 100 list for 2022.

The annual CRN Tech Innovators awards program celebrates innovative vendors in the IT channel across 38 different technology categories, in critical business areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. The selection process for this year’s winners was overseen by a panel of CRN editors and is based on a review of hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria. These include key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and best fit with customer and solution provider needs. CRN’s Edge 100 list honors the trailblazing vendors leading the channel with next-generation technology that is helping to build intelligent edge solutions for Edge Hardware, Software and Services; IoT and 5G Edge Services; and Security.

IGEL OS delivers a rich Windows experience that’s secure, manageable, and cost effective, across VDI, DaaS, and SaaS. In July 2022, IGEL OS became the first Linux-based OS to provide a fully functional, generally available, Microsoft-supported version of Microsoft Teams for IGEL OS-powered endpoints connecting to Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). The collaboration between IGEL and Microsoft has resulted in the delivery of capabilities that are on par with Windows-powered endpoints. Users of the jointly developed Azure Virtual Desktop Teams experience on IGEL OS have reported seeing significant benefits from the combined solution.

“The innovation with IGEL OS to include native support for Microsoft Teams is the result of deep levels of collaboration between IGEL and Microsoft that began in November 2019 when IGEL was named an ‘early adopter’ in the Azure Virtual Desktop value-added partner program and recognized by Microsoft as a key Linux device partner,” said Jed Ayres, CEO, IGEL. “I’m incredibly proud of the entire IGEL team for the hard work and dedication that contributed to IGEL OS being recognized as a winning technology solution by CRN. This continued innovation and leadership is giving our partners and customers the ability to deliver secure, manageable, and cost-effective solutions that optimize the hybrid work experience.”

“The alliance between IGEL and Microsoft, and their commitment to investing in co-development and engineering activities, has resulted in a seamless and secure Microsoft Teams experience for end-users accessing the collaboration platform via Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on IGEL OS-powered devices,” said Al Solorzano, Vice President, Digital Workspace, e360. “IGEL is fulfilling e360’s vision of ‘expanding the workplace for people and businesses’ with industry-leading solutions that offer secure connectivity and collaboration, improve performance and productivity, and are simple to manage and deploy.”

“Our CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize those technology vendors that are making the biggest impacts in digital transformation for solutions providers with unique, cutting-edge products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “It is my pleasure to congratulate each and every one of our 2022 CRN Tech Innovator Award winners. We’re delighted to recognize these best-in-class vendors that are driving transformation and innovation in the IT space.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at To view the 2022 CRN Edge 100 list, click here.

About IGEL

IGEL offers the leading platform for endpoints to deliver a rich end user computing experience that’s secure, manageable, and cost effective, across VDI, DaaS and SaaS. The company has a growing ecosystem of more than 120 IGEL Ready technology partners. IGEL unlocks a productive digital workspace experience for leading enterprises in healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, higher education, and government. With offices in Europe and the United States, IGEL is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL and to download IGEL software, or request a certified endpoint, visit

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