Virtual Computer, the leader in distributed VDI, today announced that its NxTop desktop virtualization solution has been verified as Citrix Ready with its integration of Citrix Receiver™. The Citrix Ready program helps customers find third-party solutions in virtualization, networking and cloud computing that are recommended by Citrix and trusted to enhance Citrix offerings. The verification means Citrix customers can improve desktop ROI by extending their XenApp™ and XenDesktop® implementations to their mobile and remote users, enhancing the mobile computing experience and further extending desktop virtualization to every segment of the organization in a reliable and secure manner.
“We’ve enjoyed a highly collaborative relationship with Citrix and our verification as a Citrix Ready partner validates that relationship by extending the value of NxTop’s client-side virtualization to a broad community of Citrix users”
“We’ve enjoyed a highly collaborative relationship with Citrix and our verification as a Citrix Ready partner validates that relationship by extending the value of NxTop’s client-side virtualization to a broad community of Citrix users,” said Dan McCall, president and CEO of Virtual Computer. “Citrix customers can take advantage of this value knowing they are making an informed product decision now that Virtual Computer is a Citrix Ready partner.”
NxTop Integration with Citrix Receiver
NxTop Enterprise, now in its third release, combines centralized desktop management with distributed execution of local Windows-based virtual desktops on NxTop Engine, a bare-metal client hypervisor. It supports any combination of local desktops, remote VDI sessions, server- and cloud-based applications, and a broad array of PC and peripheral devices, including all multi-core Intel VT-x and AMD-V CPUs and all recent Intel, NVIDIA, and ATI graphics chipsets. NxTop customers have seen their operating costs cut in half without compromising mobility, user experience, or current PC investments, even in bandwidth-constrained environments.
With the integration of Citrix Receiver, Citrix customers get a single, centrally managed platform for all desktop and application needs, allowing selective relocation of workloads to the data center while retaining the flexibility of local execution when it is more appropriate and cost-effective. End users can boot into XenApp and XenDesktop environments in seconds through NxTop Connect, an embedded virtual appliance that runs independently from the Windows OS in NxTop Engine. The Citrix sessions and other application activity within NxTop Connect operate in complete isolation, ensuring that sensitive server-based computing activity is not compromised by possible security vulnerabilities running elsewhere on the PC.
Finally, Citrix customers who have invested in Microsoft’s Windows Server® 2008 now have an off-line VDI choice that leverages both their Citrix and Microsoft investments. NxTop Enterprise uses Microsoft’s Hyper-V™ platform as the core of its centralized desktop management console.
About the Citrix Ready Program
The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop™, XenApp™, XenServer™, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third-party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 12,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program, which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community of alliances through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at www.citrix.com/citrixready.
About Virtual Computer
Virtual Computer is the market leader in distributed desktop virtualization. The company’s flagship product, NxTop®, enables desktop IT professionals to create flexible, reliable, and secure end-points for any combination of laptops, desktops, VDI or cloud computing. Fully managed from a single console, NxTop dramatically lowers the cost of deploying and maintaining personal computers in organizations of any size.
NxTop® is a registered trademark and NxTop Connect™ is a trademark of Virtual Computer. Citrix®, Citrix Ready®, XenApp™, and XenDesktop® are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.