London – December 17, 2008 – AppDNA, the worldwide leader in compatibility testing for application environments, released a beta of AppTitude Virtualization Manager for Citrix® XenApp™ and is working with Citrix on application compatibility testing for its XenApp product line. AppTitude for Citrix XenApp is designed to make it even easier for partners and customers to deliver applications via XenApp – either hosted on the server or streamed directly to the user‟s device. The beta test was first available at the Citrix Summit™ event in October and will conclude in mid-December, with general availability in January 2009. Currently over 80 Citrix partners from around the world are participating.
AppDNA‟s AppTitude 3.0 is the industry‟s first application compatibility testing solution that can help organizations to determine the optimal method of application delivery. AppTitude 3.0 provides business benefits that were never before possible, including vastly reducing the time, costs and risks associated with deployment of operating system migrations, software upgrades and virtualization. Citrix XenApp 5 is the next-generation application virtualization solution designed to provide the best way to deliver Windows applications to physical and virtual desktops with superior user experience. It leverages all of the enhancements in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with 64- and 32-bit capability and fully supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
With its ability to test for a number of new server-related functions, AppTitude 3.0 provides a single view of essential information on every application across the enterprise regarding suitability for virtualization, including XenApp and Microsoft Windows Terminal
Services. AppTitude 3.0 also flags applications with potential interoperability and overlap issues. “Relying solely on manual application compatibility testing is expensive and impractical, especially for large-scale virtualization deployments,” said Bill Burley, vice president and general manager, Application Virtualization Group, Citrix Systems. “AppDNA‟s AppTitude solution helps automate the process, enabling our partners and customers to improve the way they test their application portfolio for compatibility issues. Gaining valuable insight into the impact of virtualization, application and operating system changes prior to production deployments is a significant benefit. We expect our partners‟ participation in the AppDNA beta program to yield positive business benefits for every organization delivering applications via XenApp.” “Citrix and AppDNA are dedicated to improving the way customers and partners assess their application compatibility in virtualization deployments,” said Mike Welling, CEO of AppDNA. “We are very pleased to be working with Citrix, especially because so many Citrix partners have chosen to take part in our beta program. AppTitude 3.0, with its new „Best Fit‟ capabilities, provides a powerful analytic dashboard for dramatically improving application compatibility management that will help streamline deployment of XenApp.” Citrix Support in AppTitude 3.0 The new AppTitude 3.0 release includes the AppTitude Virtualization Manager for Citrix XenApp, which allows organizations to rapidly move to XenApp by automatically identifying potential application compatibility issues and recommending actions to fix them. AppTitude 3.0 can test for application compatibility with XenApp versions 3.0 through 5. Included in the product are two types of analysis: static and run-time. AppTitude 3.0 also supports overlap analysis showing whether or not a particular application can be installed on a given server by checking for shared resources, such as file and registry keys. With these new capabilities the product is a highly-effective tool for Citrix XenApp server farm planning and management.
AppDNA is the worldwide leader in compatibility testing for application environments based on Microsoft and Citrix platforms. Its innovative AppTitude product creates a new paradigm for strategic application management by automating the collection of 100 percent of an organization‟s application “DNA”. This DNA is then quickly and automatically interrogated through AppTitude to assess application compatibility issues for Desktop OS, Server OS, Virtualization, Terminal Services and Citrix XenApp technologies, instead of manually testing applications for each technology. AppTitude profiles and models various deployment scenarios and technical change implications without the expense and delay of manual testing. AppDNA markets its solutions through a global partner network to mid-sized to large enterprise customers. The company‟s partners and customers include Citrix, Microsoft, HP, Fujitsu, Tube Lines, Newham Borough Council and King‟s College London. Headquartered in London with U.S. headquarters based in Chicago, the company was recently named one of “10 IT Management Companies to Watch” by Network World. AppDNA boasts a blue-chip customer base including many of the FTSE/Dow Jones top 250 organizations. More information can be found on the Web at www.App-DNA.com. AppTitude™ is a trademark of AppDNA. Citrix®, XenApp™ and Citrix Summit™ are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries . All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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