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Certeon Announces Support for Microsoft's App-V and System Center Configuration Manager through Microsoft Hyper-V
Certeon Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner, announced today a new Application Acceleration Blueprint™ for both Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 (SCCM) on its aCelera Virtual Appliance for Application Acceleration. aCelera significantly reduces the time to deployment and simplifies the management of locally installed and virtualized desktop applications for distributed users across an enterprise. aCelera delivers these capabilities as a virtualized appliance running on Microsoft Hyper-V and managed through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). With this announcement of Certeon’s Application Acceleration Blueprints™ for Microsoft App-V and SCCM, aCelera now optimizes and accelerates Microsoft application distribution and software configuration management environments.

Microsoft Application Management Infrastructure

Microsoft App-V is an application virtualization technology within the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack which has sold over 14.1 million licenses. Microsoft App-V transforms applications into centrally managed services that are automatically delivered over the network to users, without installing the application on client systems. SCCM works with the MDOP suite of products to comprehensively assess, deploy, and update applications for servers and clients. Certeon aCelera optimizes Microsoft App-V and SCCM by allowing branch servers to be consolidated into an easily configured virtual appliance and dramatically reducing the amount of traffic needed to be transmitted over the network.

Certeon aCelera Virtualizes, Simplifies, and Accelerates Application Deployment

aCelera Virtual Appliance software is the perfect union of virtualization and application acceleration technology and provides businesses with a combination of cost-effective performance, scalability, and ease of management. aCelera, with its embedded Application Acceleration Blueprints, significantly optimizes and reduces application and file data traffic over the WAN by more than 95 percent. aCelera’s Application Acceleration Blueprints enable the efficient and fast identification of redundant application data as it moves over the network. By identifying and de-duplicating data, aCelera is able to only send data changes between server and client systems, significantly reducing network traffic and application deployment times. This capability helps overcome possible network issues such as low bandwidth, high latency, packet loss, and network contention, essentially mitigating the impact of the network on application and update distribution.

aCelera runs on Microsoft Hyper-V and, when combined with App-V and SCCM, consolidates branch server roles into a virtualized distribution infrastructure that is software based and therefore easily and rapidly deployed to remote branch locations. aCelera identifies and significantly reduces Microsoft App-V and SCCM network traffic going between the data center and the distributed sites resulting in dramatically accelerated time to move a locally installed or virtualized application or update into production.

“Microsoft SCCM and App-V play a large part in lowering the TCO of delivering, managing, and maintaining the growing number of applications used by desktops throughout distributed enterprises,” states David Greschler, Director, Integrated Virtualization & Management Strategy, Microsoft Corporation. “Certeon’s aCelera Virtual Appliance maximizes the performance benefits which Microsoft App-V and SCCM bring to these environments, while at the same time directly contributing to lower application management labor costs.”

Lowest TCO

aCelera delivers a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) when compared to proprietary hardware appliances. aCelera software has been proven to save up to 60 percent in capital and operations costs over the competition. Along with its support of App-V and SCCM, aCelera supports Application Acceleration Blueprints for line of business applications such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint/MOSS, and Exchange.

“Microsoft SCCM and App-V enable globally distributed enterprises to simplify and accelerate their application delivery infrastructures, realize infrastructure cost reduction benefits, and scale their delivery of applications to a growing number of users,” states Peter Dougherty, CEO and Co-founder, Certeon Inc. “aCelera enables those optimized environments to realize their true potential by eliminating network roadblocks, simplifying management, and leveraging the cost saving benefits that only Certeon’s virtualized network acceleration can deliver.”

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:49 PM by David Marshall
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