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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Courtesy of my BlogLines rss'd Google News searches I came across this article,
Desktop application virtualisation could quicken fixes, boost reliability and lower desktop support costs. Kevin White reports.

The bit that really reminded me how recent this space is was:
To date, the desktop application streaming market has been championed only by niche vendors such as Softricity, AppStream, Endeavors Technology and Stream Theory (the latter two having merged in 2005), but now Citrix is about to join.

Other interesting snippets:
Altiris is currently ranked by Forbes as being the world's fastest growing software company, having produced 114% annualised growth over the past five years with revenue for 2006 expected to exceed $220m.

"I think it validates the market," Softricity CEO Harry Ruda says of the new market entrants. "We are no longer the sole voice in the application virtualisation space, which is good, but I see there's a new need to differentiate ourselves from the rest. Competitors like Altiris and Citrix have not released products yet. Ours is deployed across 250,000 seats so far. Companies rightly do lots of due diligence on this type of product, and we have some good reference customers."

Softricity claims to lead the market and boasts a 300% increase in revenue last year. Ruda has secured another $15m of venture capital to the $45m already placed to fund the business' continued expansion from its current base of 110 staff and 500 customers. A next target is to pursue more federal government contracts, while increasing overseas sales from the 30% revenue level of today

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 8:33 PM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top

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