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AppSense reported a 50 percent increase in U.S. revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008. Its global business—which includes a growing customer base of over 4,000—realized a 30 percent increase in worldwide revenue, continuing its trend of 30 percent growth each year since 2005. AppSense is focusing on the U.S. market, having doubled its investment in the U.S. over the last two quarters with increased investment planned again for the current fiscal year. New U.S. customers this fiscal year include JP Morgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia, Wal-Mart, ESPN, Applied Materials, and CB Richard Ellis, among others. AppSense counts 15 of the top 20 banks worldwide as customers, with nine of them actively using AppSense software to personalize their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. AppSense software enables organizations to reduc... (more)

The VDI Chronicles – Desktop Virtualization

In the beginning was the PC and, while it was always a difficult platform to manage, let’s not forget what was good about it. PCs put computing in the hands of users and gave them great flexibility in how they worked and what they could do. It is certain that we would not have got to the interactive immersive environments we now take for granted if we had stuck to mini and mainframe computers. For a start the PC spurred the massive software industry we know today by creating a market for every kind of application. But there is no getting away from the fact that PC’s are a challenge to manage in large numbers. At the root of the problem is the fact they were originally intended to be bought by individuals and used as personal devices. Consequently management has always been an afterthought and has lead to us implementing a range of band-aid solutions to get control. W... (more)

AppSense To Acquire Mobile IT Company RAPsphere

User Virtualisation Solutions Transform Organisations into Productive Mobile Workforces Securely Governed by IT London - May 8, 2012 - AppSense, the people-centric computing company, today announced the intent to acquire RAPsphere, a mobile IT company developing mobile information management solutions enabling CIOs to contend with BYOD in the enterprise and the critical need to protect corporate applications and data on mobile devices. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close within the quarter. This will be the first acquisition made by AppSense and will expand the application of user virtualisation across the mobile enterprise. The move will advance efforts to further establish greater controls and IT management of enterprise users who, whether enterprise IT consents or is even aware, are choosing how and where they want... (more)

The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023

LONDON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023 Report Details Companies are often held back by an inflexible and complex IT infrastructure that cannot keep up with the changing needs of business. These restraints result in slow deployment of critical applications and services, limited resources, poor operation management, and unpredictable system integration. Virtualised servers and desktops hold the key to more efficient IT management. Although virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has historically been deemed too expensive, the recent surge of cloud computing offers a cost-effective, managed platform for VDI that stands to revolutionise the structure of enterprise IT. Operated in a cloud environment, it facilitates the flow of information betwee... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

I Was at the Taping Of Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel in Times Square

I arrived in New York City this morning to attend the Cloud Computing Expo for the next three days. SYS-CON folks invited me on Sunday for the taping of the Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel which was taped at the Reuters Studios in Times Square. The live taping of the show was a blast. I met the panelists at the studio as well while watching the SYS-CON.TV show in the green room. The green room is actually gray and brown. The Cloud Computing Power Panel will be broadcast at the Cloud Computing Expo, March 31 - April 1, 2009, Roosevelt Hotel, in New York City. Two Cloud Computing Expo Power Panels taped today at SYS-CON's Times Square Studios featured rtghe following panelists: Werner Vogels - VP & CTO, Amazon.com; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace; Rod Fontecilla - Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Hal Stern - CTO of Sun's Global Sales Force; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace;... (more)

Big Data Kills 30-Year-Old Market

Data Services Journal If you’ve got simply scads of data – and why wouldn’t you? – it’s doubling every 18 months – and are shuttling it to an application for analysis, you’re doing it wrong. That’s so…so, well, 1980. According to Aster Data, applications need to go to “Big Data,” not the other way around. And to do that the company’s got a massively parallel data-application server that can embed applications inside a massively scalable MPP data warehouse and analyze petabytes of data – or terabytes, if that’s all you’ve got – ultra-fast. Apps are automatically parallelized for scale; users can take their existing Java, C, C++, C#, .NET, Perl and Python applications, MapReduce-enable them and push them down into the data. The widgetry runs on a cluster of commodity boxes. Figure five servers to start although parallelized applications can utilize terabytes of memo... (more)

AppSense Webcast Reveals Desktop Virtualization Secrets

Successful virtual desktop rollouts can only be realized if user acceptance is equivalent to that of a local PC. Standardized virtual desktops must be ‘personalized' on-demand by treating the user as another ‘layer' of the desktop...this is user environment management. In his session at Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West, Jon Wallace of AppSense discussed how to manage the most important component of the desktop - the user personality. Click here to view Jon Wallace's presentation. Jon Wallace is a Principal Technical Consultant for AppSense with over 10 years of experience. Having begun his technical career with an ASP before moving to AppSense, he has a well-rounded understanding from the end user, reseller and software company perspective. It is for this reason Jon runs a technical evangelism program to technically develop the AppSense channel and transf... (more)

Accelerating the Move to Cloud-Based Client Computing

For a long time we have known that corporate use of PCs is inefficient and overly expensive: analysts estimate that a typical PC costs around three times as much as its purchase price to manage over the PC's lifetime. But, until recently, there has been little that organizations could do to change the situation while still delivering acceptable service. Virtualization has changed this in a number of important ways: the physical PC need no longer be the key delivery mechanism and, hence, images can be hosted pretty much anywhere. Essentially, we can host copies of a client operating system and deliver a display protocol to users over the network. However, as with many things, the devil and the opportunity are in the details. Let's look in more detail at how cloud-hosted clients can work today and how changes underway will improve the situation in the future. Today, ... (more)

Citrix Makes Virtual Desktops Enterprise Ready

Citrix Systems today launched the new Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program to further accelerate large-scale enterprise virtual desktop deployments with Citrix® XenDesktop™. The Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program includes more than 10,000 products from over 200 vendors that have been validated as ready to deploy in production environments with the recently launched XenDesktop 4. The Open Desktop Virtualization program helps make virtual desktops a safe choice for enterprise-wide deployment by eliminating the guess work and ensuring customers that XenDesktop 4 has been tested to work with the software, hardware and services they already uses in their IT environments today. Products that have been verified to work with XenDesktop 4 include thousands of applications, servers, storage systems, backup solutions, client devices, printers, deskt... (more)

AppSense Supports Citrix XenDesktop Virtualization

AppSense announced that AppSense Environment Manager, the user environment management solution, supports Citrix XenDesktop desktop delivery solution. AppSense complements XenDesktop functionality by enabling desktop policy and personalization management, accelerating and simplifying enterprise migration and management of VDI environments. User environment management provides the only scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering corporate policy and personalized settings on-demand to large groups of users and computers. “Citrix has been working closely with AppSense for many years, and we are delighted to extend this relationship into the desktop virtualization market,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior director of product marketing, Citrix Systems. “Policy and personalization are critical to delivering on our vision of a dynamically assembled desktop... (more)