Matrix42 Delivers Industry's First Virtual Desktop Management Solution to Support all Phases of the Citrix Desktop Transformation Model

By Matrix42, PRNE
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 -

- Supports assessment, migration and operation of Citrix XenDesktop 5

/Citrix Synergy/ — Matrix42 (, 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

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

About Matrix42

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.

Michelle Cormier of InkHouse, +1-781-791-4552, matrix42pr at, for Matrix42

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