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Virtual Computer Achieves Record Growth in Desktop Virtualization Market

Virtual Computer, the market leader in distributed desktop virtualization, today announced the company has hit a number of key milestones within the last year, including accelerated market traction, advanced development of products, stronger collaboration with industry leaders on key initiatives and products, and added senior management expertise. Virtual Computer grew sales year-over-year by 5X while deploying thousands of seats in production with an overall satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5.   

The company also aggressively focused on building traction and capturing the market by collaborating with industry leaders such as Intel and Lenovo on products, technologies and market education. Virtual Computer’s NxTop desktop virtualization solution is now compatible with the previous three generations of Intel® processors, and Virtual Computer also is collaborating with Lenovo to optimize NxTop on a broad set of Lenovo PC hardware, including systems based on the Second Generation Intel Core™ processor family. Lenovo customers will be able to have Virtual Computer’s NxTop client loaded onto their custom images, direct from the factory. In addition, Virtual Computer, Intel and Lenovo have been co-developing market-leading educational content on distributed desktop virtualization, including a four-part webinar series.

“We have gathered incredible momentum that we expect to continue throughout 2011 and beyond,” said Dan McCall, CEO of Virtual Computer. “Virtual Computer’s growth is due to our success in attacking the hard problems in client-hosted virtualization, putting an excellent team in place, and partnering with the best in the industry.”

Earlier this month, Virtual Computer released NxTop 3 Service Pack 1, which further enables the concept of “One PC, Two Lives” and offers better manageability than VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) without the cost or infrastructure investments. The new release provides full IT control of the end-point through advanced management capabilities in NxTop Center, while at the same time enabling greater end-user flexibility.

“The additional capabilities to centrally manage desktops and to set policies for end-user personalization are fantastic,” said Andrew Wood of Gilwood Consulting, currently implementing NxTop in a UK government department. “By allowing local users to inherit properties as their initial settings, IT administrators save time for themselves and the users by eliminating the need to set up certain options or settings manually.”

Reflecting its increased technology, sales and marketing activities, Virtual Computer deepened its senior management team with the addition of Simon Graham as chief scientist, John Glendenning as senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development, Sham Sao as chief marketing officer, and Kae Kronthaler-Williams as vice president of corporate marketing. The company is anticipating continued growth in 2011 and will be expanding all areas of the company including engineering, sales, marketing and support.

Published Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:00 AM by David Marshall
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