CitrixTV, CitrixSynergy – Fujitsu’s Partners with Microsoft, Citrix & AppSense for Fujitsu Virtual Client Services

June 22, 2011

As the world continues to move to a user-centric computing model, provisioning configured and personalized IT Services to users across a wide-range of accessing devices, locations and across multiple delivery mechanisms, User Virtualization technology is continuing to gain momentum in many reference architects and standard offerings from Managed Desktop providers.  As the world leading User Virtualization solution provider, AppSense are proud to be part of yet another standard offering from one of the world leading managed desktop providers – in this case, Fujitsu Virtual Client Services.

Fujitsu Virtual Client Services (VCS) is “Fujitsu’s Managed Services approach to delivering hosted virtual desktops”, it is a hosted environment that delivers centrally managed desktops and application to users in any location from any device.  To create a “tried and tested, repeatable standard approach that can be re-used in implementations around the world”, Fujitsu has partnered with world leading vendors at each level of the desktop and across the backend infrastructure to provide a complete Citrix Ready solution.

At Citrix Synergy, CitrixTV recorded a number of video interviews where Fujitsu were ‘extremely proud’ to announce a complete end-to-end solution, utilizing Fujitsu technologies along with Citrix, Microsoft, AppSense, ThinPrint, ChangeBASE to put together a ‘best in class offering’.

Videos are:

Interview with Tony Cox, Global Offerings Architect, Fujitsu – In this interview, Tony explains how Fujitsu VCS is a key component of Fujitsu Global Desktop Managed Service, meeting all end-user needs and giving users the best possible service.  Tony also details key drivers as to why customers are moving Fujitsu VCS and how the solution is a combination of leading solutions that Fujitsu are proud to be working with.

You can watch the video over on CitrixTV by clicking on the image below:

 

Interview with Jay Clark, Senior Product Manager, Fujitsu – In this interview Jay explains the importance of the Fujitsu partnerships with Citrix, Microsoft and AppSense, and also gives a live demonstration of the Fujitsu VCS solution, where he shows how easy it is to move from one device and location to another and have the exact same desktop experience and personalization from anywhere, on any device.

You can watch the video over on CitrixTV by clicking on the image below:

 

Thank you to CitrixTV for filming a whole host of great videos at Citrix Synergy – I hope you enjoy them too.

Cheers

Gaz





AppSense to Join Virtualization Community at BriForum Europe

May 6, 2011

BriForum is nearly here!

Blogger and analyst Brian Madden’s annual virtualization geekfest returns to Europe next week (10-11 May) at the Chelsea Football Club in London, and as with all community events, AppSense is proud to be an event sponsor along with Citrix and Intel.  The AppSense team will be turning out in a big way to take in and contribute to the jam-packed agenda of great virtualization community content.

We’ll dive right into the deep end on Tuesday as AppSense’s Benny Tritsch will put his independent community hat on (not AppSense hat) and join respected independent consultant Shawn Bass to reprise their popular session “RDP, RemoteFX, ICA/HDX, EOP and PCoIP VDI: Remoting Protocols Turned Inside Out.” If the past is any indication, this will likely be one of the most attended and discussed sessions at the event as two of the sharpest guys in the space drill into how graphics and media remoting works and do a head-to-head comparison of the most popular protocols.

Later on Tuesday, our newly appointed VP and CTO Harry Labana and Brian Madden will team up for the other must-see session of the day, “The Future Desktop: What Should it Do and What Should it Look Like?” There is no shortage of new desktop and application delivery approaches these days, and there are even more views and opinions on what is on offer and what best suits specific use cases. Wondering where is it all going and to what degree will IT teams be able to rise to the occasion? You can bet that Harry and Brian will each have some insightful and provocative perspectives, and that neither will hold back from speaking their mind.

On Wednesday, Brian will join AppSense technical minds Benny Tritsch, Simon Townsend, and David Shepherd, as well as highly respected Citrix CTP Pierre Marmignon, owner of www.CitrixTools.net and the free (and controversial) Virtual User Environment Manager solution, for a roundtable discussion on the state of User Virtualization. This all-star group will cover the key elements of User Virtualization, the types of solutions available, and how it is being applied in practice today.

AppSense’s Jon Wallace, like Benny Tritsch, will be wearing his non-AppSense, independent hat when he delivers his session “Mandatory and Default User Profile Tuning.” A recognized expert on the Windows registry and user profile architecture and author of www.InsideTheRegistry.com, Jon will demonstrate a practical collection of tips and tricks for optimizing log-on speed and usability when using mandatory and default user profiles. These tips are useful regardless of whether AppSense products are being used, so it’s a great opportunity for attendees to tap AppSense’s unmatched Windows profile knowledge.

As an event sponsor, AppSense will also sponsor the Geek Out Game Show, along with Citrix and Intel, on Tuesday at 5:35pm to 6:35pm

Throughout week, the AppSense team will also be manning the Demo Lab, so if you are attending BriForum Europe, be sure to stop by to say hello. It should be a great week!

For a the full agenda on this great event, please visit http://briforum.com/Europe/agenda.html   

See you all there!


Virtualization Review: The Many Faces of Desktop Virtualization

April 18, 2011

Simon Rust, VP of Technology, AppSense (Twitter @SimonARust ) has posted a very interesting article on his VirtualizationReview blog – The Many Faces of Desktop Virtualization.  In this article Simon describes some of the many technologies used to ‘Virtualize a Desktop’ and how these differ from ‘VDI’

Topics include:

  • Operating System Provisioning
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Client Hypervisors
  • Client-side Hosted Virtual Desktops
  • Application Virtualization

You can read the article in full on VirtualizationReview.com here

Cheers!
Gaz



AppSense Technical University – Training and Updates for the Partner Community

March 29, 2011

As a community focused solution provider,  AppSense are pleased to announce and invite our partners to the annual AppSense Technical University event.  The long serving event provides 100’s of our partners with all of the latest technical and product developments, as well as a great platform to provide your feedback back to AppSense product development and also socialise and communicate with your peers from the field.

The 2 day event is designed to provide our existing partners in-depth, hands on experience of the leading user virtualization solution – complete with feedback from the field and a peak into the compelling AppSense roadmap.  We very much support our partners and by attending the event we will help provide information and training to help maximise your solution and professional service / consultancy offerings.

The University will take place on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th May, 2011 at The Belfry Hotel, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

Like last year, after the first day of technical sessions there will be an evening of networking and entertainment, which includes complimentary 3-course meal and drinks on Thursday 5th May, 2011.  To help support our partners, in addition to the evening meal and drinks, AppSense has contributed towards the cost of a number of standard double rooms (including VAT & Full English Breakfast) which are available for reservation on a first come first served basis.  Booking is open now and available until Friday 1st April.

A provisional agenda has been sent via email to all partners on the AppSense Technical University Newsletter email group – if you have not received your invite and/or would like to learn more, please contact the AppSense Team at universityuk@appsense.com

You can register your place at the event here – http://www.appsense-uk.com/forms/TechUni0511.cfm 

We look forward to seeing you there!! :)

P:S – Below are a couple of photos and comments from some of the previous AppSense Technical University Events:

“Having been to several AppSense Technical Universities, I can genuinely say they are a valuable experience to anyone working with AppSense technology and is looking to expand their customer base in the user virtualization space. There is always a great mix of theory, practical lab sessions and open discussion on personal experiences out in the field, which makes the event both educational and informative. It’s also good to see what’s next in terms of product development and refreshing to be able to offer input, which is often incorporated in to the new versions. I’d definitely recommend this event to anyone who is serious about AppSense.” – Simon Mulrain, Senior Consultant, Point to Point.

“I’ve been to a few of the AppSense Technical Universities over the years and each time I learn something new. This year was no exception; the Environment Manager Deep Dive, theory and practical sessions definitely developed my understanding of how essential AppSense software is in managing the user environment effectively. This time round I was able to test my current AppSense knowledge and find out what I’d learned over the 2 days by taking the new AppSense exam. It was a really productive and inspiring event and I’m really looking forward to the next one!” Simon Jackson, Solution Architect, Esteem Systems

“This was my first AppSense Technical University and I was very impressed. The sessions were well thought out; interactive and  very technical with a good balance of theory and practical. It was also great to preview future plans and encouraging to see the AppSense Pre-sales and Product Management teams opening discussions on what partners are experiencing in the market and taking onboard our suggestions on how to develop the AppSense product set. The event surpassed my expectations and overall I found it thoroughly educational” Michael Outterside, Infrastructure Security Senior Consultant, Vistorm

 

 


AppSense Sponsor Citrix Partner Accelerator Events – Register Here

February 16, 2011

As the Citrix Ready Partner of the Year, AppSense is happy and proud to once again be sponsoring the Citrix Partner Accelerator 2011 events in Dublin on 17th February and in Birmingham on 10th March. Along with Citrix and our joint distributors, we’ll be there to deliver Commercial & Market updates including joint Go To Market initiatives between Citrix, Microsoft & AppSense, answer your questions and ensure you can maximize Citrix adoption in 2011 through User Virtualization.

If you haven’t already done so please register for Birmingham or Dublin today.

Also at the events, find out more about why out of over 15,000 Citrix Ready Partner Solutions, Citrix presented AppSense with The Citrix Ready® Solution Partner of the Year Award, and recommends AppSense as the leading User Virtualization provider. Read the Citrix Ready Case Study on AppSense here.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with the AppSense event team, please contact ChannelMarketing@appsense.com or speak to your AppSense Channel Manager.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Regards,


AppSense – 2010 record growth and a new CEO to drive even more in 2011

January 12, 2011

Like 2009, and 2008 and the many years before it, 2010 was another great year for AppSense; resulting in another record growth in revenue, headcount, market share and profit.  AppSense finished 2010 with a 60% increase in revenue and 43% increase in headcount on 2009.

2010 saw user virtualization go from strength to strength, with analysts, vendors and customers all recognizing the need for enterprise management of the user component of the desktop and AppSense continued market leadership with the sale of 1.5million user licenses and multiple $million deals in the 12 month period alone.  With recommendations from the likes of Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, and being part of offerings by system integrators such as CSC, Dell, IBM, HP and Fujitsu, 2011 looks set to be even bigger.

Driving the continued growth in 2011 is the newly appointed CEO of AppSense, Darron Antill.  Darron was instrumental in our success in 2010 as COO, and as CEO in 2011, we expect more great things to be happening in the User Virtualization Market.

An official press release on the appointment of Darron Antill and 2010 success can be found on the AppSense news pages here.

Thanks to all our friends, partners, customers and employees who made 2010 a great year!  look forward to working with you all even more in 2011.

Cheers

Gaz