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Did Virtual Desktop Vendor Pano Logic Really Close Up Shop?

Wow.  Did you see the title?  Read it again.  Has Pano Logic really closed its doors?  After doing a quick search online, there is only one media company reporting this news -- Credit Union Times.  Now, not to take anything away from the fine work that I'm sure this publication does day in and day out.  But really?  In the world of virtualization news, Credit Union Times gets a scoop about Pano Logic shutting down and closing shop before anyone else? 

Does anyone else find this puzzling?

So I have to ask myself, is this real?  Tomorrow is Halloween after all, so could this be a trick instead of a treat?  If it were April 1st, I'd most certainly question this even more... in fact, I wouldn't have even mentioned it.  Why mention someone else's April fools joke as if it were real?

But now I sit here, reading a very small article from Credit Union Times, which states:

Pano Logic, the provider of the end-to-end, virtual hardware and software desktop solution Pano System, has gone out of business, according to the company’s former public relations firm.

The shutdown comes shortly after the company announced a PC replacement project with the $3.4 billion Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Ala. Redstone FCU had been in the process of replacing 75% of its PCs with Pano Logic’s virtual desktop computing solutions and planned to continue the project into 2013.

Redstone FCU said that its legal and IT teams were reviewing the situation but had no other comment so far.

Ok, maybe I've just been punked, and I just let on how gullible I am by re-posting this information to all of you.  But then again, maybe the Credit Union Times got it right?   Does anyone know?  Have you seen anything posted elsewhere confirming or denying this news?  I'm sure more will come out soon enough.  Perhaps Pano Logic will email me telling me I'm a fool for listening to this nonsense.  Or, maybe, just maybe, the big powerhouse publishers will come out tomorrow with the news as if they broke the story.  Stay tuned!

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:31 PM by David Marshall
Comments
Did Virtual Desktop Vendor Pano Logic Really Close Up Shop? « VT News - (Author's Link) - October 30, 2012 11:21 PM
Gorgarath - October 31, 2012 7:28 AM

We just had a webinar yesterday morning with Unidesk, a company that produces a VDI management platform. During the meeting, he said they work with VMWare and Citrix and there used to be a third, Pano Logic, but something happened last week and they seemed to have shut their doors, he wasn't quite sure what was going on, just that it seemed they shut their doors.

This, needless to say, was quite shocking to us as we were just at a conference at the beginning of the month and sat on a couple of sessions with Pano and talked to their sales people and there was no indication of anything wrong.

So of course, we called to some friends that have a large deployment of Pano boxes and they hadn't heard of anything. We also called our vendor and they didn't know what was going on either. Google only turned up the article on CUT yesterday and now this post today.

So while I still have no idea what is going on, it certainly seems something has happened, though it may be as simple as an acquisition.

SellVDI - (Author's Link) - October 31, 2012 11:21 AM

According to the website there is no management or investors listed anymore.

David Marshall - (Author's Link) - November 2, 2012 6:52 PM

Thanks for the great information you guys.  I appreciate it.  Still don't know too much more than what we knew a few days ago, but this is definitely odd.  Heard these guys were doing pretty good with sales, so unless that person was mistaken, it's weird that they would just shut the doors like this.  That wouldn't happen, even with an acquisition.  At least, that wouldn't be normal.  If anyone hears anything new, please share.

VMblog.com - Virtualization News and Information for Everyone - (Author's Link) - June 13, 2013 7:27 AM

Propalms, a provider of server-based computing technology based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, hypervisor-based VDI and enterprise remote access solutions, has made public its recent acquisition of "Pano Logic rights."

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