Provision Networks Offers Look into Future of Desktop Virtualization at VMworld

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 - VMworld booth #907 - Provision Networks, a global provider of enterprise presentation and desktop virtualization solutions unveiled previews of technologies the company plans to release within months. The new features offer a range of innovations that are expected to advance the state of the art in desktop virtualization.

"We've had a laser-focused determination to bring to market compelling and innovative technologies that have broad appeal," said Paul Ghostine, co-Founder and CEO of Provision Networks. "Our market-leading Virtual Access Suite, the de-facto standard for VDI is one of those technologies. We've raised the bar significantly this week with the announcement of v5.9 and we're doing it again today by giving the industry a taste of what's coming next."

"Desktop virtualization is one of the 'next big things' in IT. It has the potential to completely change the way businesses deliver and consume IT services, by providing a very innovative, highly efficient, and extremely agile way of delivering desktops and applications to business users, partners, and even customers. The benefits can be substantial - including faster access, lower costs, and greatly improved service delivery," said Andi Mann, Research Director with Enterprise Management Associates and head of EMA's Systems Management Practice. "Provision Networks and its VDI solution are bridging the user experience between the physical and the virtual."

Provision Networks Technology Previews

Multimedia Redirection and Graphics Acceleration: "Project GAP" - Graphics Acceleration Pack for RDP. Available as a technology preview this week at VMworld, the technology optimizes the end-user experience for multimedia content and graphics-rich applications over the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol, delivering the local desktop experience from a Terminal Server, blade PC or hosted virtual desktop. Project GAP supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and the upcoming Windows Server 2008.

Keyboard and Mouse Acceleration: "Project TypeAhead" - Latency Reduction for RDP. Also available as a technology preview, this technology eliminates the effects of high latency connections to hosted virtual desktops and provides instant feedback to users on their local terminals.

Provision Networks also announced today the development of additional breakthrough technologies that will further transcend the company from first-generation technologies, and the planned filing of a series of patent applications around the company's virtual desktop technologies.

Image Virtualization: "Project CIMS" - Common Image Management Specification. CIMS offers a system for booting multiple virtual desktops from a common disk image. CIMS drastically reduces the storage requirements and the complexity of patch management in a virtual desktop infrastructure.

Untethered Virtual Desktop Mobility: "Project GoVDI" - Through an OEM agreement with Vizioncore, a leader in virtual infrastructure management solutions, majority-owned by Quest Software Inc. (NASDAQ:QSFT), Provision Networks is leveraging Vizioncore's backup and replication technology to enable the checking-in and checking-out of virtual desktops through the Virtual Access Suite.

"At Vizioncore, we are committed to staying at the forefront of virtualization trends and working with leading providers, such as Provision Networks," said David Bieneman, Founder and CEO of Vizioncore. "Leveraging Vizioncore's virtual infrastructure backup and replication technologies for the VDI market is a natural evolution and an exciting new market opportunity. We are very pleased to be working with Provision Networks on this project to integrate with their market-leading Virtual Access Suite."

"OhioHealth is a family of eleven not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations serving patients in central Ohio since 1891. Managing, securing and maintaining the desktop infrastructure of our 14,000 employees and 2,500 volunteers is a daunting task," said Jim Lowder, Vice President of Technology with OhioHealth Information Services. "We have embarked on a strategic project with Provision Networks enabling us to deliver a resilient, highly-available virtual desktop infrastructure. With Provision Networks' current and upcoming technologies, the possibilities for delivering utility-like services to our users are limitless."

"DataCore is excited to be working closely with Provision Networks on their innovative Image Virtualization framework," said George Texeira, President and CEO, DataCore Software. "Leveraging our leading storage virtualization technologies and Provision Networks' compelling virtual desktop infrastructure platform, our customers can reap the benefits of virtualization from desktop to storage."

About Provision Networks

Provision Networks is a global provider of presentation and desktop virtualization solutions. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Terminal Services (NASDAQ:MSFT) platform and Virtualization Infrastructure platforms from VMware, Virtual Iron, XenSource, SWSoft, and Microsoft, delivering resilient, scalable and dynamic on-demand desktop deployment and application delivery for enterprises worldwide.

Provision Networks produces and markets three product suites through a global network of value-added resellers:

o Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite - Enterprise Edition
o Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite - Desktop Services Edition
o Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite - Standard Edition

With a world-class client list, comprised of some of the world's largest commercial enterprises, and government organizations, Provision Networks is the most trusted name in presentation and desktop infrastructure virtualization. To learn more about Provision Networks and our enterprise access solutions, please visit us at

Provision Networks Contact: Kelly Sullivan
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