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Thinstall and Provision Networks Announce OEM Partnership
Thinstall, a leading Application Virtualization Platform Solution for .NET and Windows/Vista environments, and Provision Networks, developers of the Virtual Access Suite (VAS), the market-leading desktop and presentation virtualization solution, today announced an OEM partnership. Provision Networks has licensed the Thinstall application virtualization technology delivering to clients a zero-footprint VAS client, enabling users to access their virtual desktops and applications from any PC without client installation or administrative privileges. Enterprise clients also have the ability to leverage employee-owned PCs without relying on local Java support or client installations.

“This agreement brings together proven technologies to create a unique value Proposition for customers,” said Paul Ghostine, Co-Founder and CEO of Provision Networks. “We are excited to bring this combined solution to the market and continue leading the adoption of virtualization at the desktop, application and systems layers.”

A May 8, 2007 report by Gartner found that while there were only 540,000 virtual machines at the end of 2006, there is a potential for more than 4 million by 2009. Desktop virtualization, the report claims, has the potential to outstrip server virtualization, especially when companies look for ways to better manage IT infrastructure.

“The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a superior architecture, with security and stability benefits, and huge savings in operation and administration overhead,” said Henrik Rosendahl, CEO of Thinstall. “This further validates Thinstall’s market strength as the leading Application Virtualization Platform.”

Thinstall is a client-less application virtualization solution that allows applications to be packaged into simple EXE files that run in user-mode, isolated from the host PC, without installation or changes to the local desktop’s registry and file system. The unique, client-less architecture allows “Thinstalled” applications to be run from any LAN, WAN, USB, CD-Rom drive, etc., with zero-footprint on the host PC. The applications run exclusively in user mode, ensuring seamless execution on locked down desktops with no device drives installed, enabling administrations to maintain a secure, clean and stable user desktop and consequently, a heightened level of security.

Pricing and Availability

The Provision Networks OEM product is available immediately through the company’s global distribution network. The pricing will start at a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of $30 (USD) per client. For more information contact Provision Networks at

About Provision Networks

Provision Networks is a global provider of presentation and desktop virtualization solutions. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Terminal Services platform and Virtualization Infrastructure platforms from VMware, Virtual Iron, XenSource, SWSoft, and Microsoft, delivering resilient, scalable and dynamic on-demand desktop deployment and application delivery for enterprises worldwide.

Provision Networks produces and markets three product suites through a global network of value-added resellers:

• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Enterprise Edition
• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Desktop Services Edition

• Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite – Standard Edition

With a world-class client list, comprised of some of the world’s largest commercial enterprises, and government organizations, Provision Networks is the most trusted name in presentation and desktop infrastructure virtualization. To learn more about Provision Networks and our enterprise access solutions, please visit us at

Published Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:25 PM by David Marshall
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