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Virtual Computer

December 13, 2011 09:07 ET

Free Jumpstart Program Helps Companies Experience the Benefits of Desktop Virtualization in Less Than 90 Minutes

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2011) - Virtual Computer, the market leader in Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV), has announced the release of its new Jumpstart Program. This program helps companies implement a pilot of Virtual Computer's Intelligent Desktop Virtualization solution in under 90 minutes -- without any of the infrastructure investment typically required by other approaches to desktop virtualization. The program is completely free of charge, and Virtual Computer even provides complimentary assistance is setting up the system.

Traditional server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions are complex and can take significant time and resources to implement. Moreover, they require infrastructure investments such as VDI execution servers, tier-1 storage, and networking gear. Even setting up a pilot VDI environment can require significant spending on hardware and personnel. This is because VDI takes a PC workload that was designed to run on the desktop and moves it into the data center. While this offers big benefits in terms of centralized management, it also results in significant complexity and cost.

Virtual Computer's NxTop is an Intelligent Desktop Virtualization solution that takes a different approach. While it also virtualizes the PC and centralizes the management, it retains the benefits of local execution. This delivers all of the same management benefits of VDI, but without the drawbacks. Because the workload is still executing on the end point PC, local to the user, there is a substantial reduction in complexity and investment. It also includes powerful security features such as full disk encryption, USB filtering, time-based lockout, and remote kill to deliver the same security benefits as VDI.

"In the past, many companies that have been intrigued by the benefits of desktop virtualization have been unable to pursue them due to the cost and complexity of VDI. They realized that even if they could afford to expend the resources and time to set up a trial VDI environment, the economics would not justify a full deployment because the significant upfront infrastructure investment would be too difficult to recoup," said Sham Sao, CMO of Virtual Computer. "With IDV, or Intelligent Desktop Virtualization, organizations are now able to reap the benefits of virtualized desktops without the cost or complexity. Moreover, they are finding that IDV offers a better end user experience than VDI, and desktop and laptop users can maintain using their PCs and everyday applications while offline or during network outages."

Companies can take advantage of this free program by visiting:

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Virtual Computer is the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, combining centralized management with local execution. The company's flagship product, Virtual Computer NxTop, makes managing thousands of desktops and laptops as easy as managing one, while offering new levels of flexibility and productivity to end-users. NxTop delivers ultra-fast native PC performance, complete mobility, and better manageability than VDI for a fraction of the cost. More information is available at Follow us on Twitter:

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