Optimum User Experience, High Performance and Minimum TCO with IGEL Thin Clients and 2X Remote Application Server

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As perfectly attuned end user devices for efficient, high performance cloud access, 2X Remote Application Server and IGEL Linux thin clients reduce the cost of IT workstations

Dallas, Texas,  August 14, 2012 – 2X Software, a global leader in desktop virtualization and application delivery, today announced full compatibility with IGEL Linux thin clients. The company’s 2X Remote Application Server is now available on IGEL Linux thin clients with the ‘Advanced’ firmware package, including the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) software.

2X Software offer a wide variety of cloud computing solutions via 2X Remote Application Server, the leading application and desktop delivery solution that allows administrators to publish applications and virtual desktops from an all-in-one platform. IGEL thin client solutions complement 2X features, with the aim of IGEL’s Universal Desktop Strategy being high customer performance with secure, yet flexible, access to the private and public IT cloud.

IT centralization and virtualization are usually accompanied by major server-side investments, causing administrators to update their existing PCs or thin clients for temporary use rather than seek new hardware immediately. IGEL UDC software can transfer IGEL Linux firmware as the sole operating system, enabling 2X features, such as Application/Desktop (VDI) Delivery, Universal Printing, Two-Factor Authentication, Single-Sign On and more, for IGEL thin clients.  Management workloads can be reduced by up to 70 percent, and due to the significantly lower operating and management costs of an IGEL/2X joint solution, migration costs are swiftly recovered.

“With the IGEL Thin Clients and 2X, organizations can easily ensure maximum thin client efficiency and operability by adding the critical cloud computing functionality administrators need with 2X Remote Application Server,” said Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software.

“This partnership fits a market need for delivering virtual computing in environments where network constraints come into play.   IGEL’s Universal Desktop Conversion, combined with our industry-leading Universal Management software, provides 2X users unprecedented access to a thin client solution that is fully supported by IGEL and 2X,” said Jeff Kalberg, General Manager of IGEL Technology America.

To learn more watch a recording of the IGEL Thin Clients and 2X Remote Application Server webinar here.

About 2X Software

2X Software is a global leader of desktop and application delivery, remote access and cloud computing solutions. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of 2X products. Cloud computing is shifting from a competitive advantage to an operational necessity. 2X offers a range of solutions to make every company’s leap to cloud computing simple and affordable, backed by the engineering excellence and expertise of the 2X development team. Notable 2X customers include Fox News, Harvard University, H&B Foods, McKesson, Advance Auto Parts, Mazda, Voices of September 11th and more.

For more information visit http://www.2x.com or contact Scott Sims on +1 866 970 6262, info@2x.com.

About IGEL Technology

IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces a wide range of thin clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, as well as their own management software for easy deployment and administration. Partnerships with industry leaders like 2X, Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides customers with the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security. To learn more, visit www.igel.com/us.

Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.