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Virtual Computer's Market Momentum Accelerates Growth of Intelligent Desktop Virtualization

Virtual Computer, the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization (IDV), announced that it dramatically accelerated the growth of the IDV market in 2011 and is poised to continue driving the adoption of IDV as a better alternative to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in 2012. While VDI has been heavily promoted by virtualization giants VMware and Citrix, Virtual Computer has demonstrated that IDV offers better performance at a lower cost by combining centralized management with local execution of virtual desktops – delivering better ROI to companies and a better user experience to employees.

Rapid Growth of New Customers & Proven Customer ROI

In 2011, Virtual Computer demonstrated significant acceleration of new customers with hundreds of customers now using the NxTop intelligent desktop virtualization solution. Customers demonstrated a rapid ROI with reductions in PC support issues ranging from 50-90%. Core capabilities such as shared image management and the ability to snap-back to a pristine golden image were shown to dramatically reduce support issues. Customers also experienced multiple-order-of-magnitude improvements in disaster recovery, enabling them to recover from malware or corruptions over 1000x faster than native PCs.

5X Organic Growth in Channel Partners

Virtual Computer experienced over 5X organic growth channel partners – driven by partners proactively approaching the company to resell its NxTop solution. The strength and compelling business value of the market-leading IDV solution has drawn the attention of partners across the globe, enabling them to deliver a higher performing and cost effective desktop virtualization solution than their competitors.

Global Distribution Agreement with the #2 PC-Manufacturer in the World

Virtual Computer is the only IDV solution provider to have sealed a global distribution agreement with a major PC vendor. In 2011, the leading analyst firms Gartner and IDC announced that Lenovo surpassed Dell as the #2 PC-manufacturer in the world. In the same year, Lenovo selected Virtual Computer as its desktop virtualization solution of choice – offering customers the ability to get NxTop directly from the Lenovo factory.

Confirmation of Market Leadership by Independent Intel Survey

In an independent survey by Intel of over 200 IT professionals at companies with at least 100 employees, Virtual Computer was confirmed to be the leader in Intelligent Desktop Virtualization. The top four companies were Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware. With the other companies focused on app virtualization and VDI, Virtual Computer was the leading company focused on Intelligent Desktop Virtualization and the only private company to be listed in the top four.

Affirmation by Leading Industry Awards

In 2011, Virtual Computer launched NxTop 4, winning a number of industry awards. Highlights include recognition by the 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards , Best of VMWorld 2011 Awards for Desktop Virtualization, and 2011 Red Herring 100 Global Awards.

“We’re very excited that Virtual Computer played such a major role in driving the growth of the IDV market in 2011 and is positioned to continue to fuel this growth in 2012 along with other industry leaders such as Intel and Lenovo,” said Dan McCall, president and CEO at Virtual Computer. “IDV offers the opportunity to truly revolutionize the way IT and business work together, helping CIOs reduce expenses, improve end user experience and enhance their competitive edge by increasing productivity across the entire company.”

Published Tuesday, January 31, 2012 6:13 PM by David Marshall
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