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Devon IT to Unveil New Virtual Desktop Bundle at Citrix iForum ‘07


Packaged Solution at $429 Per User from Devon IT, XenSource, Citrix, and IBM Allows Full PC Desktop User Experience with Lower Costs, Higher Security, and Advanced Manageability

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – Devon IT, the fastest growing provider of desktop appliances, today announced the availability of a new virtual desktop bundle utilizing Devon IT desktop appliances, IBM servers, XenSource hypervisor, and Citrix software, and will unveil the solution at the Citrix App Delivery Expo this October 22-25 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Solutions are configured for 25-50 users, priced at $429 per user, and combine servers from IBM, XenSource enterprise grade virtualization, Citrix XenDesktop™, and desktop appliances from Devon IT. This cost-effective solution simplifies the tedious tasks of deploying and upgrading PC desktops and desktop software. The user experience is comparable to a dedicated PC but in a fully isolated, secure, and customizable desktop.

“We are ecstatic to offer this virtualized desktop solution with Devon IT and bring IT personnel the power of and manageability of XenDesktop at a compelling price point that is available now,” says Chris Fleck, Vice President, Platform Development, Citrix Systems. “Together we have developed a number of different creative and innovative solutions to fit the budgets and IT needs of companies of all sizes. This bundle is another example, and we’re excited to discuss the solution with the top IT thought leaders in the world at iForum.”

“IBM is committed to providing our customers the management, security, and efficiency benefits of hosted clients and virtualized desktop solutions,” stated Dr. Tom Bradicich, IBM Fellow & Vice President, Systems Technology, System x and BladeCenter Servers. “Finally, for companies and institutions of all sizes, the server-based desktop can be a cost-effective reality.”

“Virtualized desktop computing is gaining momentum across the world as a cost-effective, secure, and manageable alternative to PC environments, and Devon IT is leading the charge,” says Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “Our high-powered desktop appliances bundled with Citrix desktop management solutions, XenSource virtualization, and IBM servers will help companies of all sizes in all verticals realize the benefits of a server-based architecture. We are committed to expanding the market potential for server-based technologies, and are thrilled to share this information at the Citrix App Delivery Expo.”

To contact Devon IT for more information about server-based computing, desktop appliances, or SafeBook, or to arrange for a demonstration, email info@devonit.com, or call 610-757-4220 or toll-free 888-524-9382. Information is also available at www.devonit.com or www.safebook.net.

About Devon IT

Devon IT is an information technology company that focuses on offering thin client terminals, desktop appliances, and alternative desktop solutions that provide enterprise customers with greater security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is a founding member of Blade.org and develops products that support IBM’s Hosted Client Infrastructure and Blade Computing ecosystem. More information is available at www.devonit.com.

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