Ovum, an independent industry analyst firm, has produced a Technology Audit positioning AppSense as the market leader in the User Virtualisation sector. Ovum recommends that all enterprise organisations could benefit from AppSense’s technology and should conduct an initial assessment.
In the paper, Ovum detail how AppSense separates the user from the desktop, and stores and manages all user related information with their User Virtualisation Platform; this provides a managed user experience irrespective of the connection, desktop platform, delivery mechanism, location or device being used. The IT department’s role is then to provide invisible management and control.
Roy Illsley, principal analyst at Ovum, comments: “Ovum considers that AppSense has developed a solution which enables the end-user organisation to deploy the type of desktop strategy that suits its requirements, rather than deploying a compromised, one-size-fits-all approach.”
Ovum also recommended AppSense solutions as an excellent approach to any migration strategy. Illsley adds: “Many organisations are currently assessing how they manage Windows migration, transferring from Windows XP to Windows 7, or from locally installed applications to virtualised applications such as Microsoft Application Virtualisation (App-V). This is a really hot topic at the moment, and the AppSense approach is a cost-effective and viable option.”
The potential for User Virtualisation is strong with investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs estimating the market will be worth $2 billion by 2015. This potential was recently recognised when Goldman Sachs announced $70 million funding for AppSense in February 2011.
Illsley concludes: “AppSense User Virtualisation will span all desktops, not just VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), meaning that the market potential for User Virtualisation covers physical desktops, virtual desktops, and server-hosted shared desktops. Based on current AppSense growth, the User Virtualisation market could very well be bigger than the VDI market.”
You can download and read the technology audit here
Below are two take away highlights from the document, focusing on Ovum view on User Virtualization, and Ovum view on AppSense: