AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions, today announced that its User Virtualization Platform is now a core building block of HP's new Client Virtualization Reference Architecture. Along with Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, AppSense User Virtualization has been recognized by HP as a crucial technology for a successful architecture that meets the goals for client virtualization.
With the HP Client Virtualization Reference Architecture, customers can achieve the goals of IT and workforce agility without compromising performance, operating costs, information security and user experience, which is AppSense’s area of focus. AppSense User Virtualization is the first complete software solution to enable seamless user management across both physical and virtual desktops. By centralizing the "Digital DNA" from each user's desktop environment and delivering it on-demand across all desktop delivery methods, user virtualization increases user acceptance and dramatically reduces IT operations costs.
“User virtualization is a key component of HP’s Client Virtualization Reference Architecture - not only to ensure a satisfactory, personalized user experience, but also to reduce IT operation costs,” said Dan Nordhues, marketing manager, HP Client Virtualization Solutions. “HP has partnered with AppSense to leverage the clear benefits of user virtualization.”
The AppSense approach to user virtualization provides four key benefits within the HP Client Virtualization Reference Architecture:
- Removes user complexity: By decoupling user personalization, policy and other settings from every desktop, AppSense ensures a seamless end-user experience across all physical and virtual desktops in an organization, regardless of the combinations of Windows OS (e.g. XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 etc.) or application delivery mechanisms used.
- Precisely controls thousands of users: AppSense defines user-based events and triggers to implement business policies and actions, controlling user access based on location, device type or application. By easily manipulating these triggers, conditions and actions, IT can quickly implement business policies that can be shared and utilized across operating system and application delivery boundaries to allow users to work in the broadest set of circumstances.
- Offers security and reliability: AppSense offers a predictable user experience as users migrate from traditional desktops to HP client virtualization while ensuring security and compliance with fully fault tolerant and secure communication. Additionally, user self-healing and rollback capabilities ensure maximum user up-time with minimal IT input, a key success factor when delivering thousands of desktops from a single rack as HP is able to do.
- Provides freedom of choice: AppSense supports all forms of HP client virtualization, across the manifold devices that HP supports such as phones, the HP Slate, laptop and desktop computers, enabling any device, any application, any location computing.
“HP's new Client Virtualization Reference Architecture aims to provide customers with the right combination of desktop compute, storage, networking and system management tuned for efficiency,” said David Roussain, vice president of strategic technology alliances, AppSense. “To facilitate the flexibility of these architectures, HP partnered with AppSense to represent the user virtualization block because it recognizes the importance of the user experience in a virtualized environment.”
To learn more about client virtualization and user virtualization opportunities, go to http://www.appsense.com/alliances/HP/.