Matrix42 Delivers Industry’s First Virtual Desktop Management Solution to Support all Phases of the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — /Citrix Synergy/ — Matrix42 (www.matrix42.com), a leading supplier of workplace management solutions, today enhanced its client lifecycle management solution with support for Citrix XenDesktop 5. Matrix42 is the industry’s first management solution to support all three phases of the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model, allowing companies to assess virtual desktop readiness, automate the migration process and ensure smooth operation of the virtual environment.
Assessment, migration and operation
Matrix42 now supports all areas of the Citrix Desktop Transformation model, including infrastructure assessment, migration, and operations.
- Assessment: Matrix42 provides out-of-the-box reports showing which machines are capable of running a virtual desktop. Application usage data helps target only applications actively in use, while additional reports show which applications can easily be virtualized.
- Migration: Matrix42 assists during migration to virtual desktops, both through preparation and deployment of the hosted virtual desktop (HVD) infrastructure and also by automating the process of migrating from physical to virtual machines – software, user settings and data.
- Operation: Matrix42 helps with ongoing operation of the virtual environment in several ways, including the ability to quickly add capacity to the server farm, deliver new HVDs on request, manage ongoing software rollouts and patching, and managing license compliance across both physical and virtual environments.
Enhanced desktop virtualization support
In addition to supporting the latest version of XenDesktop, the new version of Matrix42 also supports VMware vSphere 4.1, Citrix XenServer 5.6 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Hyper-V2008 R2 SP1. It allows IT to create and manage disks via Machine Creation Services, which enables SMB customers to easily introduce and use virtual desktops without building a large-scale infrastructure. The solution also supports complete snapshot management for virtual machines, which allows full automation of the hypervisor infrastructure including start, stop, backup and recovery to previous snapshots.
Two decades of desktop management experience
Citrix makes the leading virtual desktop technology on the market, and Matrix42 brings twenty years experience in managing the desktop environment. This powerful combination means customers can be confident in a smooth physical-to-virtual transition and efficient, cost-effective ongoing operation. The Matrix42 desktop virtualization solution can be purchased from either Matrix42 or BMC as part of the BMC BladeLogic Client Automation solution.
Matrix42 is the leading supplier for Workplace Management solutions. Matrix42 Workplace Management enables the seamless management of physical and virtual environments. It combines Client Lifecycle, Cloud, SaaS, Virtualization and Service Management into a holistic solution enabling users to have transparent access to their data and services everywhere, from any virtual or physical device at any time. Founded in 1992, Matrix42, with headquarters near Frankfurt Germany, has been established in the dynamic IT market for almost 20 years. Over 3 million clients are managed by Matrix42 software at more than 1,500 customers worldwide including market-leading enterprises such as Infineon, Magna, Lufthansa Systems and Puma and integrators like T-Systems, Raiffeisen IT, msg systems and Bechtle. In early 2008, Matrix42 became part of the Asseco Group. With over 8,000 employees and a market capitalization of around 1.2 billion Euros, Asseco is one of the largest European software companies.