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MUMBAI, INDIA and REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/09 -- According to the latest IDC report, NComputing, the worldwide leader in desktop virtualization, is now a top thin-client vendor in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific market. NComputing has quickly emerged as the global leader in thin-client and virtual desktop computing because it uniquely delivers an ultra-low cost solution with a rich multimedia computing experience unmatched by traditional thin-client vendors. Notably, the company has surpassed Wyse in market share. "The IDC data validates what we are seeing across the world. Organizations want to cut computing costs dramatically, and they are looking for innovative but proven solutions like those offered by NComputing," said Stephen Dukker, chairman and CEO of NComputing. "Unlike traditional thin clients, which rely on high-end servers and involve ... (more)

IronKey Shifts Mobile Computing Paradigm With Trusted Virtual Computing Environment

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- To help meet growing customer and market demand for a highly secure computing environment for mobile workers, IronKey, the leader in secure and managed portable computing, today launched its Trusted Virtual Computing initiative to enable organizations to realize the cost-effective benefits of virtualization without compromising security. The new IronKey platform enables IronKey devices to provide a secure, portable computing environment that meets the unique needs of remote workers, corporate banking customers, as well as government and military users. The IronKey solution not only improves the security of remote access, but can also provide the basis for IT cost reduction across the enterprise or agency. IronKey encapsulates the latest desktop virtualization technology in a managed and secure portable device. By securi... (more)

PBG Networks Leverages clouDevice Virtual Desktop Devices to Enable Secure K-12 Cloud Usage

Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH) announced today that its clouDevice™ desktop virtualization portfolio is now available from PBG Networks, a systems integration firm specializing in virtualization. PBG Networks has introduced a new customized version of clouDevice virtual desktop clients which is designed to serve the cloud computing needs of the K-12 education community. The PBG K12Cloud client bundles a clouDevice client with various application access, virtualization, and security services to enable school IT directors to safely and reliably employ educational applications deployed in a public or private cloud. “By leveraging the clouDevice technology, which offers an affordable and innovative substitute for traditional desktop computers, PBG has created the K12Cloud, a cloud services solution that meets the specific needs of K-12 school systems,” said Scot... (more)

Centrix Software Strikes Alliance with Atlantis Computing to Address VDI Storage Challenge

Centrix Software, a leading provider of workspace computing solutions, today announced it has joined forces with Atlantis Computing, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, to help organizations accurately size and reduce the cost of storage requirements for large-scale desktop virtualization deployments. Many IT organizations are unaware that the major expense of VDI is not software or server hardware, but storage. As much as 80% of the cost of implementing a conventional VDI environment is for the storage infrastructure needed to support implementations that meet user expectations. Conventional SAN/NAS storage systems can only deliver the data throughput (IOPS) needed to support VDI by increasing the number of storage drives and controllers well beyond that needed to deliver the required disk space. As virt... (more)

Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform Verified as Citrix Ready

Kontiki, a leading provider of cloud-based, software-only enterprise video solutions, today announced that the Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform has been verified Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop® 5.5. Kontiki will also be participating as a Silver Sponsor at the upcoming Citrix Synergy™ conference, held on May 9-11, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Kontiki Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) enables employees using a virtual desktop environment to experience high quality video for the first time. At the core of its EVP is the Kontiki Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN), which provides high quality video delivery across your entire organization, regardless of location or device. In fact, large enterprises with many satellite offices that use video will benefit most from the Kontiki solution. Desktop virtualization is being rapidly adopted by organizations... (more)

New Era for Open Source Xen Begins

"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community development for the Xen virtualization platform will become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Leveraging its proven model of collaborative development for the new Xen Project initiative, The Linux Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network. Peter Ulander brought to Cloud Expo...and was soon afterwards acquired by Citrix "Citrix remains committed to the project," Ulander (pictured above in his days) added, "and advancing the technology for Xen Project-based products across the industry, including its own Citrix XenServer. Industry inte... (more)

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 and 2011. Actually Im getting around to doing a post here having already done interviews and articles for others soon to be released. Based on prior trends and looking at forecasts, a simple predictions is that some of the items for 2010 will apply for 2011 as well given some of this years items may have been predicted by some in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 or, well ok, you get the picture. :) Image via: Predictions are fun and funny in that for some, they are taken very seriously, while for others, at best they are taken with a grain of salt depending on where you sit. This applies both for the reader as well... (more)

Beta Availability for Mirage Distributed Desktop Virtualization Software

Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer Wanova, Inc. released the beta version of Mirage, its Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) software. A new way of virtualizing desktops, Mirage transforms PC lifecycle management processes such as provisioning, image management, desktop support, and OS and hardware migration by centralizing desktop contents in the data center in a Centralized Virtual Desktop (CVD) while providing full support for offline use and mobility. Streamlined OS Migration and PC Refresh Cycles Many IT organizations are focusing their attention on OS migrations and PC refresh cycles. Migrating users from one OS to another, or from one hardware type to another, can be an expensive, time-consuming, and painful process. With Mirage, the CVD - including OS, corporate applications and user personalization - can be streamed in minutes to any physical or virtual PC ... (more)

Virtualization Start-up Wanova Launches with $13M A Round

SAN JOSE – August 19, 2009 – Wanova, Inc. has exited stealth mode and launched a new era in desktop virtualization with $13 million in A-round funding from Greylock Partners, Carmel Ventures, and Opus Capital. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs, the company has launched an entirely new architecture called Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV), which addresses the need for enterprises to improve the management, support and protection of distributed endpoints. [See related news release at] Industry analysts have estimated that desktop virtualization is a multi-billion dollar market. Gartner forecasts that licenses for hosted virtual desktops, which numbered 300,000 in 2008, have the potential to grow to 50M by 2013. One of the obstacles to broad adoption is network latency issues. Further, traditional desktop virtualization techno... (more)

Distributed Desktop Virtualization to Transform Enterprise Desktops

SAN JOSE -- August 19, 2009 -- Wanova, Inc. today announced Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) - an entirely new architecture that transforms how companies manage, support and protect desktops and laptops, particularly remote and mobile endpoints. The Wanova DDV solution centralizes the entire desktop contents in the data center for management and protection purposes while distributing the execution of desktop workloads to the endpoints for superior user experience. In related news, the company has emerged from stealth mode and announced $13 million in A-round funding. [See related news release at] “Despite its promises, adoption of desktop virtualization has been limited, largely due to the constraints of today’s point solutions. The problem can’t be solved solely by targeting the client, the server or even the WAN,” said Issy Ben... (more)

Wyse Strengthens EMEA Cloud Computing and Virtualization Team

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo Wyse Technology, thin computing and client virtualization company, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Karl-Heinz Warum as General Manager and Sales Director for Wyse Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. Warum has previously worked as General Manager and Senior Area VP Central and Eastern Europe at Citrix Systems GmbH for 12 years, growing Citrix in the region from a small organization to a major force in the fast growing desktop virtualization market. The appointment supports Wyse’s aggressive cloud computing growth plans and ambitions for Germany and the extended Eastern European region where it is confident of replicating the success it has seen in other geographies around the world. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Speaking on his appointment, Warum said, “If one has watched the IT indust... (more)