IGEL Technology Announces VMware Ready Certified Status for its Linux-based Thin Clients and VMware Virtual Desktop Manager
IGEL Technology, one of the world’s leading thin client vendors, and VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced certification for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2.1, on IGEL’s Linux-based Smart, Compact, Winestra and Premium Universal Desktop appliances. VMware provides TAP program members with tools to develop products that are complementary to VMware virtualisation software and help to deliver high-value solutions to joint customers.
"Our goal is to offer VMware and IGEL’s mutual customers the greatest freedom of choice and technological excellence so they can utilise the full potential of their VMware-based desktop solution," said Stephen Yeo, worldwide strategic marketing director for IGEL Technology. "The certification of all our Linux-based Universal Desktops comes in addition to the existing certification of our Windows XP Embedded devices. This gives customers the choice between 12 different IGEL models, supporting two different operating systems, with VMware Ready Certified status. All of these devices come bundled with the advanced IGEL Universal Management Suite 3 software that allows systems administrators to remotely manage the device easily, including its VMware Virtual Desktop Linux client."
With more than 800 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.
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About IGEL Technology
IGEL Technology is the world’s third largest thin client vendor and is market leader in its home country of Germany (2007 IDC). The company produces the industry’s widest range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, giving customers access to almost any form of server-based infrastructure and application including virtual PCs from VMware®, Citrix® Xen or Microsoft®, terminal services, mainframe terminal emulation, web, Java, SAP and VoIP. Form factors include traditional desktops, integrated LCD units, quad screens and PC to thin client conversion cards. All IGEL thin clients come with the bundled, easy to use, IGEL Remote Management software, giving you maximum remote control with the minimum cost and hassle. All devices support smart cards for maximum security.