App-DNA Joins Citrix Desktop Transformation Model Ecosystem

Best in Show Winner App-DNA Selected to Save Time, Cost, Risk in Desktop Transformation Projects

App-DNA, the world leader in application compatibility management for enterprises, today at the Citrix Synergy conference was named an ecosystem partner in the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model. The new Citrix initiative and related partner ecosystem helps enterprises move from traditional, static desktop computing environments to user centric flexible, on-demand desktop environments with desktop virtualization. Through the App-DNA AppTitude application compatibility software platform, enterprises can assess their application environment and develop a unique desktop transformation plan. AppTitude accelerates the testing and remediation planning for applications that will be delivered via Citrix XenApp™, Citrix XenDesktop®, Windows 7 or server-based computing models by delivering management decision information through application intelligence to drive budget, resource and timeline plans. App-DNA, winner of the Best in Show Award and Process Improvement Award at the worldwide Citrix Synergy conference in May, is showcasing AppTitude at the Citrix Synergy Expo Stand 511.

As enterprises shift from traditional desktop computing environments to more flexible solutions to better align with changing business needs, they are challenged to provide secure yet accessible application environments.  The Citrix Desktop Transformation Model combines market-leading Citrix technologies like XenApp for on-demand application delivery and XenDesktop for desktop virtualization with partner technologies like AppTitude for helping determine the most efficient application delivery models. Combining automated software testing technologies with services from today’s top systems integrators provides a comprehensive solution for today’s changing enterprise IT departments to plan, design and implement desktop virtualization projects.

App-DNA AppTitude clearly and quickly highlights issues with application compatibility, empowers IT organizations with an overall assessment of the project, based on application challenges.

“Our desktop transformation model is designed to help enterprises accelerate their desktop virtualization deployments to more quickly realize the business objectives of increasing agility for IT and enabling virtual workstyles for users. App-DNA has a long history of assisting Citrix customers to reduce the timeline required for XenApp and server migrations. Because App-DNA’s core competency in application validation is an important technology enabling desktop transformation, they are an ideal partner for Citrix in our approach to helping customers turn desktop computing into a flexible, on-demand service,” said Mick Hollison, vice president of desktop marketing, Desktop division at Citrix.

“App-DNA AppTitude is essential to quickly assess the impact of change, the optimal route for delivering applications to end users, and the path to take to achieve the goals through multiple technology options,” said Paul Schnell, App-DNA CTO. “It is a natural fit for App-DNA to help enterprises determine the best fit path for their critical line of business applications through the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model. App-DNA is proud to partner with Citrix to help customers determine where to start with desktop transformation projects and how to manage their application portfolio going forward.”

About App-DNA
App-DNA is the world leader in application compatibility management for enterprises.  AppTitude™ automates pre-migration application testing and application remediation, speeding Windows 7, XenApp, App-V, IE8, Windows Server and 64-bit implementations. AppTitude streamlines application compatibility processes to save time, energy and budget for enterprises while smoothing the adoption of new technologies. AppTitude accelerates day-to-day application management and provisioning processes, saving millions every year. AppTitude has played an important part in application transformation programs for major enterprises, including the BAE Systems, Diageo, BBC, Exxon Mobil, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse and for top integrators and outsourcers from IBM, CSC and HP to Wipro and Infosys.  App-DNA is a Citrix Technology Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and a member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance. Read more:  “View from the Fishbowl” blog Twitter @appdna and visit