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May 10, 2012

Citrix snaps up Virtual Computer

Acquisition will boost Citrix's XenClient platform

By Steve Evans

Citrix has confirmed the acquisition of Virtual Computer, a provider of management systems for client-side virtualisation. Financial details were not disclosed.

The company says Virtual Computer will fit into its XenClient hypervisor to form the new Citrix XenClient Enterprise edition. This will specifically help customers to manage large fleets of corporate laptops across a distributed enterprise, Citrix said in a statement.

Virtual Computer’s flagship product is called NxTop Enterprise which provides centralised management for local desktops, remote VDI sessions as well as SaaS applications.

"We have seen a tremendous amount of success with XenClient in our customer base, enabling enterprises to extend the benefits of virtual desktops to mobile workers. These customers are looking to take their virtual desktop deployments even further, and with the acquisition of Virtual Computer, we are able to rapidly accelerate innovation in client virtualisation," said Mitch Parker, group vice president and general manager, Client Virtualisation at Citrix.

"This will lead to more highly-scalable centralised management, a high-performance user experience, and tighter integration with XenDesktop, which will help customers deliver virtual desktops to mobile workers," he added.

Virtual Computer had been on the ambitious journey to bring client-hosted virtualization to the masses. As we evaluated our options for the future, it became clear that the synergy we share with Citrix, its vision for XenClient, and the complementary nature of the work we have both done in this space would be a stellar combination. We’re excited to become part of the de-facto leader in desktop virtualisation, and accelerate our plans to create a win-win for our combined customers and business partners," Dan McCall, CEO, Virtual Computer.

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