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Dr. Benny Tritsch, leading virtualization guru, joins User Virtualization leader AppSense
AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization technology, has recruited virtualisation guru, Dr Benny Tritsch, as technology director in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Tritsch will also be an important contributor to the AppSense Office of the CTO, based in San Jose, and also instrumental in educating the market on the essential nature of user virtualization. As a key member of the global virtualization community, Tritsch will continue to align Appsense solutions closely with customer and market requirements.

In tandem with his AppSense role, Tritsch will also continue his independent community work (http://www.drtritsch.com/), running training sessions and speaking at regular industry events on desktop, application delivery and user virtualization technologies.

Commenting on his appointment, Tritsch said: "I’d describe myself as a virtualisation evangelist, and see user virtualization as the big growth story. Consumerisation of services and devices, componentized desktops, user driven service delivery models, including cloud and outsourcing, and massive desktop migration are driving the need for user virtualisation. The desktop of the future will look very different from today, comprising standardized components, user installed applications and user data, made available across all platforms, delivery mechanisms and devices. That is the AppSense vision, and I’m genuinely excited about the company’s potential as they continue to drive this expanding user virtualization market."

AppSense continues to deliver year on year success, and once again proved market leadership by delivering record growth in 2010; announcing 1.5million license sales in the calendar year, a 60 per cent increase in revenues and 43 per cent increase in headcount. This expansion has also seen investment into new EMEA locations, with the opening of new offices in Paris and Oslo, as part of AppSense’s global expansion. The company also developed existing and new partnerships with Citrix, McAfee, Microsoft and VMware, and worked with a number of system integrators such as DELL, HP, IBM, CSC on numerous enterprise deployments, including one of Europe’s largest desktop virtualisation projects in partnership with Fujitsu.

Tony Clarke, VP EMEA at AppSense, added: "Benny is uniquely attuned to the needs of our customers and prospects, and will provide invaluable feedback for our development team to ensure we create the best possible solutions to customer problems. Benny is a well-known and respected commentator and evangelist on the virtualization space and his appointment is a key part of our aggressive growth strategy in the EMEA region."

Dr Tritsch is based near Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Germany and holds a PhD in Computer Science (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University in Darmstadt (Germany), a MSc* in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from the University in Freiburg (Germany) after completing his thesis at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and a BSc in Physics from the University in Freiburg (Germany).

Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:49 PM by David Marshall
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