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End-User Computing Portfolio Launch: Supporting Partner Quotes

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VMware Advances VMware View™ and End-User Computing Solutions for the Post-PC Era



“As a technology partner and an early adopter of Horizon View™ technology, AMD congratulates VMware on the release of Horizon View 5.1 and its updated portfolio of end-user computing solutions. Servers with AMD Opteron™ 6200 and 4200 Series processors offer a scalable, efficient platform for running Horizon View and delivering virtual desktops that provide an enhanced user experience in a managed, secure environment. Thin and mobile devices built with AMD APU technology offer the ideal client technology for accessing VMware cloud applications and providing a high-quality, customized desktop experience. Together AMD and VMware technologies enable enterprise IT organizations to move to a more agile, productive and connected enterprise.”

--Margaret Lewis, director, Server Software Planning, AMD


“The combination of Horizon View™ 5.1 and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI can simplify how VDI is deployed. Horizon View can be deployed to thousands of desktops in a matter of a few hours without installing or managing storage. We look forward to continuing our integration efforts with Horizon View, and also using the new VCAI capabilities to further simply VDI deployments.”

--Bernard Harguindeguy, President and CEO, Atlantis Computing

CA Technologies

“Streamlining and automating the delivery of end-user computing technology from leading vendors such as VMware is one of the many ways we are helping customers transform IT operations and deliver innovative services that help drive better business outcomes. Utilizing Horizon View™ 5.1 architecture, our self-service solution enables IT to efficiently and cost effectively provide virtual desktops to end users on-demand while maintaining a high level of infrastructure reporting, assurance, security, mobility and resource accountability.”

--Allan Andersen, vice president, Product Management, CA Technologies


“We worked with the security and compliance teams at VMware to develop the reference architecture for secure VDI with Horizon View™. Catbird’s security orchestration, which includes VMware’s vShield™ App firewall, delivers automated protection for virtual desktops. This enables customers to receive the security they need where it’s needed most – inside the network, guarding hypervisor operations, and enforcing policy across every virtual switch and virtual datacenter.”

--Malcolm Rieke, product manager, Catbird vSecurity


“Cisco welcomes the launch of Horizon View™ 5.1 and the increased opportunity to serve our customers looking to extend the power of virtualization to any device. Cisco is working with VMware as one of our key technology partners to help enable IT enterprise agility from the data center to the end-user while providing a secure, managed environment. These types of solutions provide new ways for employees to collaborate across applications in the connected enterprise.

--Phil Sherburne, vice president, Smart Solution Engineering, Cisco


“Our clients are looking to achieve universal access to applications and data in the post-PC era. With CSC Dynamic Desktop VMware Series and Cloud Desktop offerings, CSC is working with enterprises delivering implementation and management services to unleash the full potential of VMware’s End-User Computing portfolio capabilities to allow clients to achieve this objective.”

--Nimesh Shah, vice president, Global Infrastructure Services and Solutions, CSC


“Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Enterprise is specifically designed for organizations with robust IT environments and diverse end-user requirements. It incorporates VMware’s industry leading technology including Horizon View™ for easy deployment within demanding environments, ensuring secure and seamless implementation of VDI solutions throughout an enterprise.”

--Rafael Colorado, director of DVS solution marketing, Dell


“Horizon View™ 5.1 provides even greater agility and control for customers interested in transforming their end-user computing environment. EMC and VMware have a partnership based on strong engineering alignment. Our deep integrations with Horizon View help customers leverage the new features offered by Horizon View 5.1. EMC technology combined with Horizon View delivers more value to our customers and provides them with the best of breed solutions for today’s agile workforce that demand performance regardless of the device they chose,”

--Josh Kahn, vice president, Solutions Marketing, EMC Corporation


“With today’s release of Horizon View™ 5.1, VMware continues to assert its leadership position in the end user computing space. Today’s launch is important to F5 because our solutions fully support Horizon View™ 5.1 and provide organizations with the critical scalability, availability, and high quality end-user experience necessary for success. In addition, F5 has simplified the configuration of our products for Horizon View using our new iApp for View, which incorporates our recommended deployment best practices.”

--Erik Giesa, SVP, Product Management and Product Marketing, F5 Networks


“Fujitsu welcomes the release of Horizon View™ 5.1. As a leading global cloud service and ICT provider, we have been working closely with VMware to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions. By combining Fujitsu platform products with VMware, we will deliver cost-effective, easily provisioned virtual desktop environments offering simple management.”

--Yoichi Hori, head of Platform Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited


“Mobile workers can better serve their customers – anywhere, at any time – with desktop virtualization, which delivers everything they need, to nearly any device. With HP VirtualSystem for Horizon View™, clients can deploy a simplified, virtualized environment in half the time it would take to deploy a traditional desktop virtualization solution.”

--Paul Miller, vice president, Converged Systems, HP

Lakeside Software

“VMware’s EUC platform simplifies management of infrastructure whose increasing complexity is driven by end-users moving away from the physical PC model towards mobility and collaboration. Organizations utilizing Horizon View™ 5.1 can use SysTrack to more effectively manage these virtualized user communities and the associated users’ experience. Immediate, detailed visibility into the Horizon View™ environment with SysTrack improves the end-user experience and productivity and enables IT organizations to provide better service at a lower cost.”

--Carrie Reynolds, director, Channel Sales, Lakeside Software


“Liquidware Labs is providing the kind of innovative and cutting-edge solutions that complement the VMware end-user computing strategy. Organizations are able to use our simple and elegant solutions to extend the offerings of VMware cloud solutions quickly and easily, and without having to invest in elaborate subsystems infrastructures.  Our Assess, Migrate, Validate, User Experience and Virtualization solutions can enable faster adoption to end-user computing.”

--David Bieneman, CEO and Co-founder of Liquidware Labs


“Virtualization and private cloud adoption is changing the way IT organizations deploy and manage desktops and applications. This change requires the security solutions to evolve as well. McAfee has been working with VMware to meet the needs of the new IT infrastructure. McAfee Management for Optimized Virtual Environments-AntiVirus integrated with VMware vShield™ is the most recent addition to McAfee's data center solution portfolio. McAfee is committed to optimizing security solutions to deliver comprehensive security and management for virtual data centers.”

--Rishi Bhargava, senior director, Product Management, McAfee


“Mitel shares VMware's vision for the post-PC era. In order to help their organizations compete more effectively, IT architects need the control and flexibility to deliver applications as services from the cloud. By integrating VMware's View™ with our own Unified Communicator Advanced with soft phone and contact center clients, we deliver a seamlessly integrated collaborative experience for the end-user and a single point of management for IT, all without the need for PCs or desk phones.ʺ

--Stephen Beamish, vice president, Corporate Marketing and Business Development, Mitel


“In today’s post-PC era, customers require affordable and efficient approaches to deploy and manage a broad array of desktops and endpoint devices to increase user productivity, drive down cost and improve business agility. NetApp and VMware are focused on delivering innovative virtualization and cloud solutions that accelerate our customers’ business. The release of Horizon View™ 5.1 continues this collaboration to help our mutual customers improve the economics of end-user computing with new innovations that improve desktop provisioning times and management.”

--Thomas Stanley, vice president, Global Alliances and System Integrators, NetApp

Nexenta Systems

“Horizon View™ 5.1 enables NexentaVSA for Horizon View™ to deliver an even more efficient storage solution in a centrally managed virtual desktop environment. The simplicity of the architecture enabled by Horizon View 5.1’s storage flexibility and performance optimizations, in conjunction with NexentaVSA for Horizon View, brings cost-effective storage and performance optimized I/O to VDI deployments.”

--Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta Systems


“Our customers are impressed with the new features, usability and performance gains coming out of the Horizon View™ development team,” Horizon View™ 5.1 addresses the top priority items requested by the SMB market and the release will accelerate our successes. The combination of Pivot3 VDI scale-out appliances and Horizon View 5.1 expands the reach of enterprise-class VDI performance and features by making it simple and affordable for the SMB audience that many would argue need the benefits of desktop virtualization the most.”

--Lee Caswell, founder and chief strategy officer, Pivot3


“Successful VDI projects have to deliver top performance directly to every end user, everywhere in the world. Riverbed supports VMware with solutions that maximize performance of the network that is the foundation of every VDI environment, removing the constraints of latency, limited bandwidth, and conflicting traffic priorities. With Riverbed and VMware, IT can deliver VDI with the best performance, control, and cost savings.”

--Miles Kelly, senior director, Product Marketing, Steelhead Business Unit, Riverbed

Samsung Electronics

“IT managers are looking to offer flexibility and an enhanced user experience to their diverse and growing workforces, while controlling costs and security risks.  Samsung Electronics provides a diverse portfolio of devices from zero-client monitors to mobile devices that are compatible with Horizon View™, to enable IT managers to complete their mission successfully,” “Samsung’s strategic partnership with VMware provides cost-effective and secure solutions as enterprises use cloud computing for their desktop virtualization journey.”

-- Charles Park, vice president, Visual Display Division, Samsung Electronics


“Our partnership with VMware demonstrates the commitment by both companies to help organizations proactively protect and manage their physical and virtual environments. By integrating our award-winning security and management solutions to complement and complete VMware’s End User Computing solutions, we are able to provide a secure and easy-to-manage virtual desktop experience.”

-- Rob Greer, vice president, Endpoint and Mobility Group, Symantec


“Horizon View™ 5.1 with PCoIP delivers many additional enhancements to server and client protocol. These enhancements include performance improvements and PCoIP protocol extensions to enable network OEMs to optimize the PCoIP protocol for Horizon View deployments. Teradici and VMware continue to work together to deliver the industry’s best virtual desktop experience and secure access to a variety of mobile and fixed endpoint devices. We are very pleased with Horizon View’s ability to deliver these enhancements and features to the complete spectrum of software and hardware based Horizon View client solutions.”

--Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici Corporation

Trend Micro

“Trend Micro and VMware enjoy a long-standing relationship, and together have created industry leading security solutions for virtualization and cloud platforms, including Trend Micro Deep Security’s agentless security for Horizon View™ 5.1.  VMware’s improvements to Horizon View 5.1 simplify IT management and reduce total cost of ownership, and with Deep Security, Horizon View™ 5.1 customers receive advanced security and IT control with their deployments.  Customers who want to move forward in their journey to the cloud in this post-PC era receive the performance, security and ROI they need from our continued collaboration and we are pleased to join VMware in furthering the vision of its end user computing initiative.”

--Partha Panda, VP, Business Development, Trend Micro


“Unidesk® desktop layering software and Horizon View™ are the ideal combination for organizations looking to offer end users personal virtual desktops that sustain all customizations, including user-installed applications, while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Microsoft Windows® environments.  By enabling IT administrators to quickly build and patch custom virtual desktops from reusable Windows gold image and application ’layers,’ Unidesk makes it easier for small and mid-sized businesses (SMB) to implement Horizon View 5.1 for complex use cases and diverse desktop configurations.”

Tom Rose, Vice President of Products, Unidesk Corporation


“VCE and VMware are working closely to help IT organizations deploy more secure, cost-effective and flexible desktop environments. The combination of Vblock Infrastructure Platforms and Horizon View™ improves efficiency, reduces risk and lowers costs by centrally managing and securing critical desktop information in the data center with significantly faster time-to-deployment.”

-- Todd Pavone, executive vice president, VCE


“In this post-PC era, the Horizon View™ 5.1 end-user computing platform enables end-users to connect with data and applications on any device in a secure and controlled environment. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, Verdasys is delighted to be partnering with VMware to drive adoption of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and collaboration in the cloud by ensuring that sensitive data is protected through complex collaborative processes.”

--Jim Ricotta, CEO, Verdasys


“VMware and Wyse share the vision of helping companies shift to desktop virtualization and embrace a host of end user devices that allow anytime, anywhere access.”

--Param Desai, vice president, Product Management, Wyse Technology