App-DNA and Citrix Sign Global Agreement

New initiative helps accelerate on-demand app delivery with Citrix desktop virtualization

App-DNA Inc. has today signed a global agreement with Citrix Systems Inc. covering its market-leading AppTitude application compatibility testing product. The agreement gives Citrix Consulting Services access to AppTitude, and will be used to help Citrix customers accelerate implementation of on-demand applications in a virtual desktop deployment.

Many enterprise-class customers are keen to exploit the compelling operational, environmental, cost and performance benefits offered by desktop virtualization along with on-demand application delivery, especially as they migrate to Windows 7. In preparing recommended program plans for customers, Citrix consulting services using AppTitude, can rapidly present a migration strategy that addresses the steps needed to virtualize the entire applications portfolio and delivering them on-demand for both physical and virtual desktops.”

By undertaking a thorough runtime analysis of file permissions and performance data, as well as a static binary analysis, AppTitude determines the optimum methodology for migrating applications, and provides a roadmap for modifications and further testing. The information provided is a solid foundation for accurately assessing the cost and schedule impact of the overall migration program.

This agreement builds on an already strong relationship between the companies. For the last two years, there has been extensive cooperation in the development of AppTitude’s capabilities, aimed at helping migrate applications to Citrix’s desktop virtualization solutions. Under the agreement, App-DNA will also provide exclusive access for Citrix Consulting Services to a web portal that offers:

• Fully configured virtual machine and full-install AppTitude product
• Multi-level training system to meet the needs of individual Citrix staff

Mike Welling, App-DNA CEO said, “I am delighted to have signed this global agreement with Citrix which underpins AppTitude’s established position as the best choice for application compatibility testing and migration.”

Mitch Parker, VP Services, Citrix Systems said, “Our customers select Citrix’s desktop virtualization solutions in order to deliver all their applications on-demand to users, anywhere they are located. Thanks to this agreement, our consultants have access to a proven, accurate tool that helps them rapidly plan migration strategies and ensure project success. This will be of great value to our customers, and could also play a big role in accelerating the mainstream adoption of desktop virtualization.”