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Virtual Computer

July 28, 2011 09:59 ET

Rapidly Expanding Client-Hosted VDI Market Propels Virtual Computer's Growth

New Customers, Accelerated Partner Traction and Geographic Expansion Double Company's Revenue in Q2 2011

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Virtual Computer, the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, today announced that its NxTop® client-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution continues rapid growth in the desktop virtualization marketplace. Fueled by market demands across multiple industries, including healthcare, financial services, government and law; increased partner enrollment; and greater geographic expansion, Virtual Computer doubled new customers and overall revenue in the second quarter 2011.

The company's success comes as part of a sea change in customer demand for client-hosted over server-hosted virtualization solutions. Industry leaders like Intel and Lenovo support this trend with Intel championing the term intelligent desktop virtualization and, as announced earlier this year, Lenovo delivering factory-direct imaging for Virtual Computer's NxTop solution.

"2011 is shaping up to be the year when client-side virtualization breaks out. We saw dozens of customers move from pilots to production roll-outs this quarter with more on the way," said Dan McCall, CEO of Virtual Computer. "Today, the gap between native PC performance and NxTop has narrowed to the point where you legitimately have to ask yourself why you wouldn't want to run on a type-1 client hypervisor."

Virtual Computer recently surveyed its customers to better understand the benefits of its client-hosted VDI solution and found that, on average, its customers demonstrated over a 50 percent cost savings compared with traditional PC management solutions. The Virtual Computer NxTop desktop virtualization solution helps enterprises slash costs while balancing the manageability and security needs of IT professionals with the freedom and flexibility end users demand. Unlike traditional server-hosted VDI, NxTop offers centralized management with localized execution to address all of the challenges associated with traditional server-hosted VDI, including high server and network costs, low performance, and limited mobility. Customers seeking desktop virtualization solutions cite more than 90 percent cost savings on infrastructure by deploying client-hosted VDI over server-hosted VDI.

"Virtual Computer's NxTop offers client-hosted VDI, which delivers the benefits of server-hosted VDI but without the infrastructure costs," said Vincent Engel, managing director at BrightPlan Consultancy. "It also offers better performance, especially when users may have an inconsistent network connection, as well as better mobility for laptop users. With lower infrastructure costs and greater benefits, we see tremendous growth in client-hosted VDI."

Virtual Computer is also seeing rapid growth in both its Value Added Resellers and Managed Service Providers channels resulting in the recent launch of Virtual Computer's Global Partner Program. Based on deal registration data, these partners are building a large pipeline of customers looking to make purchases in the next three months.

"We see a great need for Virtual Computer's NxTop solution in the market," said David Holdan, principal at Unified Medical Solutions, a leading systems integrator focused in the healthcare industry. "The company's intelligent desktop virtualization solution works exceedingly well, and we're seeing significant customer interest."

About Virtual Computer
Virtual Computer is the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, combining client-hosted VDI with centralized management. 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 www.virtualcomputer.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/virtualcomputer.

NxTop is a registered trademark of Virtual Computer.

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