Centralis Strengthens Virtualisation Proposition with Three New Partnerships

London - 25 November 2010

App-DNA, Atlantis Computing and Liquidware Labs back leading UK independent specialist

Independent application and desktop delivery specialist Centralis today announced new partnerships with three leading technology vendors. The addition of App-DNA, Atlantis Computing™ and Liquidware Labs to the consultancy firm’s partner portfolio enhances its market-defining methodology for the analysis, design, build, and support of application and desktop virtualisation solutions.

Centralis provides consistent and reliable results that transform a customer’s ability to deliver flexible and cost-effective services to users.

Today’s announcement underlines Centralis’ focus on recommending solutions that are tailored to its customers’ individual requirements. The Centralis methodology is designed to simplify the transformation process, using high-quality partner products to ensure successful and efficient implementations. This rigorous methodology guides the customer at every stage, through analysis, discovery, design and validation through to pilot and deployment.

“Customers are increasingly demanding our help to deliver greater flexibility and mobility. Virtualisation is often the most cost effective way to achieve this, as long as you take the time to ensure you are recommending the right solution for the customer’s needs,” said Ewen Anderson, Managing Director at Centralis. “We use a proven methodology and work with customers to ensure that their virtualisation strategy is aligned with their business strategy, and that the resulting solution fits both their short term and long term requirements. The success of this process depends on sourcing the highest quality partners capable of offering best-in-class solutions for every step. App-DNA, Atlantis Computing, and Liquidware Labs all fulfil this criteria, and join an elite group of Centralis partners whose products make the desktop virtualisation vision an affordable reality.”

Atlantis Computing offers a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) storage and performance optimisation solution that integrates with leading VDI offerings to cut storage costs, provide IT teams with more storage options and boost desktop performance. “Atlantis ILIO™ is fundamentally changing the economics of VDI for our partners and customers,” commented David Cumberworth, VP Sales Northern Europe at Atlantis Computing. “We are thrilled to be working with Centralis, who are true VDI experts, and we look forward to growing the market together.”

Using its Application Migration Optimization™ process, App-DNA automates pre-migration application testing and management for end user desktops. “Application compatibility testing requires skilled partners to deliver high value, end-to-end propositions effectively and on budget,” said Tony Coleman, Sales Manager, Northern Europe at App-DNA. “As the world leader in application management for enterprises, App-DNA requires partners with deep technical skills and migration experience. Centralis is certainly one of these partners, and we’ll be looking to this relationship to drive market share in the UK.”

Liquidware Labs is a leading provider of assessment and user experience management software that enables organisations to cost-effectively plan, migrate, and manage their next generation desktop infrastructure. Sonja Pelichet, General Manager EMEA, APAC, ANZ at Liquidware Labs added; “This partnership will allow us to extend the influence of our leading assessment and user experience management software in the UK. With the number of organisations migrating to a Windows 7 environment continuing to rise, it is essential for customers to establish that their desktop estate is fit for purpose. Liquidware Labs’ software works perfectly as part of Centralis’ comprehensive methodology, allowing customers to cost-effectively plan, migrate, and manage their next-generation desktop infrastructure.”

“This new line up should give our customers confidence that Centralis is expanding its capability and reacting to their requirements,” concludes Rob Greenslade Sales & Marketing Director at Centralis. “All three vendors play their own crucial role in helping Centralis to deliver truly exceptional virtualisation solutions.

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