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Quest Software Offers Trade-In Program for VMware View Users

Quest Software, Inc. today announced a new program that allows VMware View owners to trade up to 250 View licenses for Quest vWorkspace licenses at no charge. The offer also includes an unlimited quantity of additional license purchases at a 25 percent discount throughout 2011. This offer from Quest provides a flexible, cost-effective and scalable alternative for VMware View owners who are unable to grow their desktop virtualization projects due to higher-than-expected costs, unacceptable end-user experience, hypervisor lock-in, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as the only delivery option.

“At Quest, we monitor trends in the market and pride ourselves on delivering solutions that meet emerging challenges and solve real problems for our customers. Increasingly, we’ve been hearing concerns about the complexity, cost and limitations of solutions for virtualizing desktops and applications,” said Simon Pearce, vice president and general manager, Desktop Virtualization Group, Quest Software. ”That’s why we are so pleased to make this offer. We invite VMware View users to experience the difference that our vWorkspace solution provides, confident they will find vWorkspace a more cost-effective and flexible way to manage and deliver hosted virtual desktops and applications.”

Top five Quest vWorkspace incremental benefits:

  1. Blends technologies for lower cost: Pure VDI is expensive, and more than most task-oriented workers need to do their jobs. vWorkspace customers can use a mix of VDI and Terminal Server/RD Session Host to reduce average cost per user.
  2. Avoids platform lock-in: vWorkspace offers support for multiple hypervisors, including Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Parallels Virtuozzo, in addition to VMware ESX.
  3. Optimizes user experience on local and wide area networks: vWorkspace optimizes RDP performance and accelerates delivery of images and multimedia content to provide a high quality experience for both LAN- and WAN-connected users.
  4. Manages automation: vWorkspace features intuitive, console-driven scheduling and automation of management tasks.
  5. Enables advanced user profile management: vWorkspace ensures consistent desktop and application profiles, and manages preferences across different connections and work environments without the need to purchase additional products.

Through this special, limited-time offer, Quest is providing VMware View owners with an opportunity to evaluate a highly effective path to realizing the full benefits of virtual desktops and applications with vWorkspace. To learn more about this offer, including eligibility requirements, visit

Published Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:32 PM by David Marshall
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