Virtual Computer Honored by Prestigious 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards
Westford, Mass, October 20, 2011 — Virtual Computer, the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization (IDV), today announced that its desktop virtualization solution, NxTop®, has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal’s esteemed 11th Annual Technology Innovation Awards. NxTop was named a breakthrough in desktop virtualization — one that radically expands the capabilities of PCs while slashing management costs and delivering new productivity advantages to end-users. Among the largest names in the industry, Virtual Computer was chosen from more than 605 applicants. Recipients of awards, merely 6 percent of all applicants, were chosen by a team of WSJ editors, as well as an independent panel of judges from venture capital firms, universities and industry experts.
"We are honored to be recognized by such an iconic publication as the Wall Street Journal," said Dan McCall, president and CEO at Virtual Computer. "Our approach to desktop virtualization improves productivity for personal computer users and offers unmatched security and management capabilities to IT departments. This recognition is testament not only to the success of our organization, but also to the support we get from industry partners Intel and Lenovo.”
NxTop offers enterprises a better alternative to server-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) by harnessing the power of end-point PCs for execution. Virtual Computer is the only company to develop a type-1 client hypervisor tightly integrated with a comprehensive centralized management system. NxTop delivers fast performance and flexibility to end-users while radically reducing costs. NxTop cuts PC management and operations costs by over 50 percent and saves over 90 percent on infrastructure costs compared to server-hosted VDI.
The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards honor technical breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, software, wireless, consumer electronics and computing systems and storage, and honorees are noted as going far beyond marginal improvements in existing products and services. This year The Wall Street Journal received over 600 applications from companies, organizations and individuals in 31 countries.
Virtual Computer offers NxTop Express completely free for companies with one to five users and offers a free trial of NxTop Enterprise, both of which can be obtained at www.virtualcomputer.com. Because NxTop does not require the infrastructure that server-hosted VDI requires, most organizations can get a virtualized desktop environment running in less than 90 minutes using their existing infrastructure.
About Virtual Computer
Virtual Computer is the market leader in intelligent desktop virtualization, combining client-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with centralized management. The company’s flagship product, Virtual Computer NxTop, makes managing thousands of desktops and laptops as easy as managing one, while offering new levels of flexibility and productivity to end-users. NxTop delivers ultra-fast native PC performance, complete mobility, and better manageability than VDI for a fraction of the cost. More information is available at www.virtualcomputer.com. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/virtualcomputer.