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AppCentral Delivers Automated Virtual Desktop Solutions With Citrix Application Delivery Infrastructure
AppCentral Incorporated, a long time member of the Citrix(R) Alliance Program and Citrix Ready(TM) Certified Partner, today announced that they have begun delivery of its leading, automated Virtual Desktop Business IT Solutions using the Citrix Presentation Server(TM) Delivery Infrastructure and virtualization technology.

AppCentral and Citrix customers can now order automated, on-demand virtual desktop solutions and IT infrastructure that deliver business critical applications to end-users. Powered by Citrix, these solutions offer the best performance, security and cost savings available.

"AppCentral is delighted to be playing a leading role in the virtualization revolution that is sweeping through the IT industry. Our patent pending provisioning and profile management technology combined with the comprehensive application delivery infrastructure from Citrix will offer customers the very best in Software as a Service solutions and on-demand applications," said Chris Boone, President and CEO of AppCentral.

Scott Herren, vice president and general manager, Application Virtualization Group, for Citrix added, "Providing both server-side and client-side virtualization, Citrix Presentation Server allows customers to reduce IT cost and complexity. We are pleased that AppCentral has chosen Presentation Server -- including the ability to stream applications to the desktop -- to securely and effectively deliver leading business IT solutions to the enterprise."

Creating Dynamic IT Infrastructures.

Virtualization has become one of the most talked-about technologies in recent years because it breaks the "hard-coded" link between hardware and software, allowing individual computing components to be dynamically combined and reassembled for maximum efficiency and agility. AppCentral is one of the leading providers of application layer virtualization and virtual desktop solutions to businesses, delivering market-leading applications on-demand to end users at significant cost savings, without compromising productivity, performance or security.

AppCentral's secure, anytime anywhere access -- across all platforms and architectures through a Web browser -- provides supported applications including Microsoft Office, Intuit QuickBooks and Adobe Acrobat Professional together with hosted Exchange e-mail, hosted BlackBerry, flexible data storage, protection and back up.

Application Virtualization with Citrix Presentation Server.

A key component of Citrix' end-to-end virtualization solution, Citrix Presentation Server is the industry's de facto standard for delivering Windows applications with the best performance, security and cost savings. Through AppCentral, the Citrix Presentation Server stores all Windows applications in a single central store in the datacenter, and then delivers them to end users on-demand via innovative application-layer virtualization technology. Server-side application virtualization stores applications on the server and virtualizes the presentation layer to end users, while client-side application virtualization streams applications to the desktop and runs them in a protected virtualization environment at the end point.

Published Monday, January 28, 2008 8:12 PM by David Marshall
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