SOURCE: Agilysys


August 31, 2009 16:00 ET

Agilysys eBook Focuses on the Time Being Right for Desktop Virtualization

Detailed Chapter Available for Free Download at

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, announced the availability of the fourth and final chapter in an eBook from Agilysys which examines how virtualization is quickly becoming a standard in the Data Center as a tool to redesign computer infrastructures and eliminate inefficient systems.

The eBook is titled "The Value of Virtualization: Making the Case for Your Enterprise." The final chapter, "Achieving a Better Managed Desktop with Virtualization," has just been posted for free download at Visitors can also download any previous chapters they may have missed, compliments of Agilysys.

This chapter delves into a recent innovation in the virtualization world. On the heels of server and storage virtualization, with their benefits of greater hardware utilization and better cost efficiency, desktop virtualization is gaining momentum. Like other types of virtualization, it has been shown to reduce total cost of ownership and simplify infrastructure management.

Desktop virtualization reduces complexity by separating desktops from physical computers. This provides centralized, simplified management, allows better resource allocation, enhances business continuity and disaster recovery efforts, speeds application development and testing and keeps data securely stored in the data center.

"Achieving a Better Managed Desktop with Virtualization" and the three preceding chapters each address issues and opportunities associated with IT virtualization. Past chapters have discussed where companies fall on the virtualization-adoption continuum, how virtualization can benefit many facets of the enterprise and how virtualization and synchronization can help simplify identity and access management. All chapters are available for download at

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to corporate and public-sector customers, with special expertise in select markets, including retail and hospitality. The company uses technology -- including hardware, software and services -- to help customers resolve their most complicated IT needs. The company possesses expertise in enterprise architecture and high availability, infrastructure optimization, storage and resource management, identity management and business continuity; and provides industry-specific software, services and expertise to the retail and hospitality markets. Headquartered in Cleveland, Agilysys operates extensively throughout North America, with additional sales offices in the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit

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