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Pano Logic

November 11, 2009 08:10 ET

Zero Client Leader Pano Logic Taps VMware Executive to Lead European Expansion

Senior VMware Executive Chris Hammans Will Guide Aggressive New Drive Into European Markets

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), today announced its European expansion and the appointment of former VMware executive Chris Hammans as Managing Director to lead the efforts from the UK. Hammans will apply his more than 10 years experience in the virtualization industry from both VMware and Citrix to build a world-class organization for Pano Logic to meet the needs of European organizations. In expanding throughout Europe, Pano Logic is responding to rising market demand for its zero client desktop virtualization solution, which has achieved significant traction in education, health, government, manufacturing and service sectors.

"Pano Logic has redefined the delivery and management of desktop computing by moving all computing onto the server and replacing the endpoint device with a zero client containing nothing to maintain or support. This new and innovative approach to VDI has been well received by customers seeking a more simplified and less costly way to provide computing," said Hammans. "Pano Logic users are experiencing notably lower TCO as a result of the Pano zero client approach. We will expand our channel footprint aggressively throughout the UK and other European markets as we help businesses, governments and organizations radically centralize desktop management."

A veteran high-tech executive, Hammans was instrumental in developing new markets throughout Europe for two leading virtualization companies, VMware and Citrix Systems. Most recently, Hammans was regional director at VMware, achieving unprecedented growth in both sales and market recognition during his six-year tenure. Prior to joining VMware, Hammans was enterprise director at Citrix Systems.

The Pano System is an all-in-one hardware and software desktop virtualization solution that radically redefines computing and enables users to simplify deployment and management of end user computing while slashing equipment, maintenance and support costs. Unlike any other VDI vendor, Pano Logic centralizes 100% of end user computing power onto the virtualized server. There is no processor, no operating system, no memory, no drivers, no software and no moving parts in the zero client Pano Device -- resulting in absolutely zero endpoint management. The lifespan of a Pano Device is over three times that of a thin client or PC and it uses less than 3 percent of a PC's energy.

"My strength and skills lie in building up organizations at the beginning of their journeys. Pano Logic is the only purpose-built desktop virtualization solution that has proven to lower customers' TCO of computing," said Hammans. "I had a fantastic time working at VMware during pivotal points in their growth and development and I was much compelled by the opportunity to join a new, dynamic and innovative company with similar goals for global success."

"Chris Hammans understands both virtualization and European markets," said John Kish, president and CEO of Pano Logic. "We look forward to him replicating his incredible success at Citrix and VMware as we expand Pano Logic's presence throughout Europe."

About Pano Logic

Founded in 2006, Pano Logic develops an integrated virtualization-based software and hardware solution that delivers a superior desktop computing experience. The company is privately held and backed by leading investment firms Foundation Capital and Goldman Sachs. Pano Logic is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information about Pano Logic, visit

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