About Ulteo

Ulteo and the Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) project was conceived in 2007 with the vision of simplifying the work of the IT administrator by offering an easy to implement yet powerful solution that simplifies the delivery and management of desktops and applications. OVD provides on-demand access to virtual desktops and applications from any environment, streamlining IT delivery while enabling new ways of working.

Our Business Model

Ulteo is a commercial open source company. We believe that open source is the most cost-effective way to create high-quality software and a model that drives innovation. It allows for development driven by a wide range of contributors from commercial IT vendors, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), to customers, academia and government. Open source provides a license that gives free access to the source code promoting open standards which reduces vendor lock-in. At the same time we recognize that organizations require the security of a commercial software vendor and so Ulteo delivers a range commercial service based offerings from software subscription plans to support and software indemnity. We believe that the commercial open source business model delivers the best of both worlds to our customers and partners.

Our Values

Innovation: Innovation is at the heart of what we do, all who work with and at Ulteo are empowered to act innovatively and to inspire creativity in others. By taking risks and learning from our outcomes our aim is to build a solid foundation for future growth.

Collaboration: Collaboration and shared knowledge is the essence of creativity. Our source code is out there for all to see, judge and explore and we are open to ideas and collaboration proposals whether technical or business from individuals to commercial enterprises or institutions.

Integrity: At Ulteo we do what is right by our customers, partners and investors. Ulteo employees act with honesty and integrity, building trusted and valued relationships with coworkers, customers, partners and stakeholders in our business.

Recognition: Everyone who works with or at Ulteo is respected for their contribution and achievements. Everyone has equal access to our open resources. We welcome contribution to source code and documentation with contributions accepted on the basis of their merit and your skills.


Ulteo was founded by veteran entrepreneurs Gaël Duval, CTO and Co-founder of MandrakeSoft / Mandriva and Thierry Koehrlen, CEO and Co-founder of intalio.com with the mission of enabling organizations to benefit from the open source ethos of a non-proprietary open platforms built on innovation, independence and an open architecture.

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