2X Remote Application Server Selected as Finalist for the Best of TechED North America 2014

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2X Software’s flagship product selected as a finalist for the Best of TechED North America 2014 awards

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DALLAS, TX,MAY 16, 2014 —2X Software, a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery solutions, today announced that its flagship product, 2X Remote Application Server, has been selected as a finalist for the Best of TechED North America 2014 awards.

The Best of TechEd North America Awards are produced by Windows IT Pro and recognize the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014. More than 225 products were nominated with 29 finalists selected in nine categories. The finalists of each product category were evaluated by a judging panel of editors from Windows IT Pro. Products were evaluated based on strategic importance, competitive advantage and value to customers.

About 2X Remote Application Server

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2X Remote Application Server allows the delivery of virtual desktops and applications from a central location, providing continuous availability, resource-based load balancing and complete end-to-end network transparency for administrators. This enables vendor independent virtual desktops and application delivery to users on any device, accessible from anywhere. The result is significant savings on administration and support.

Out of the box BYOD support

The 2X Client software allows businesses to easily deliver applications and virtual desktops to all users irrelevant of the hardware and operating system they are using. The 2X Client can run on any modern operating system such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux, and can also run on mobile devices such as smart phones and pads; therefore businesses are not limited to purchasing specific hardware or operating systems.

Easily create an enterprise private cloud

Private clouds allow organizations to centralize all data, improve the security of their network, easily protect their data and manage access through a central location. With 2X Remote Application Server, businesses can build their own secure private cloud and scale it to their needs to provide better access to all applications and virtual desktops to every employee in the office and remote workers.

Deliver and manage virtual desktops

Deliver virtual desktops hosted on hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, VMWare vSphere and more to anyone anywhere using any type of operating system and hardware, including mobile devices. 2X Remote Application Server also enables administrators to automatically create clones of a specific virtual desktop and automatically create persistent rules so that the newly cloned desktops can be used as a personal desktop.

Secure and enhanced user mobility

Allow remote workers to access all applications and their personalized desktops hosted on the private cloud easily over a secure and encrypted channel. Published applications and virtual desktops can be accessed via the 2X Client, which can run on any operating system and mobile devices, or via the HTTPS protocol via standard HTML5 browser  such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Easy management of network, cloud and hardware resources

Manage all user connections to Windows Remote Desktop Servers and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Hypervisors from an easy-to-use centralized console and automatically distribute new connections to the least busy servers in the farm with the in-built 2X load balancer. The 2X load balancer automatically checks the usage of each server before a new connection is initiated to ensure that there are enough resources available for an application or virtual desktop to run.

High availability with zero effort

By centralizing all applications and virtual desktops in the private cloud, businesses are also improving access to their services. With the 2X Remote Application Server businesses can build high-availability solutions with almost no effort at all. Adding new gateways for redundancy purposes, or backup 2X Remote Application Server servers for high availability, can be done with just a few mouse clicks.

Build PCI DSS compliant networks

Building a PCI DSS compliant  network is probably the most costly and difficult procedure that businesses have to go through. Not so with 2X Remote Application Server. With an out of the box installation of 2X Remote Application Server, businesses can now build their own private cloud, deliver applications and protect cardholder data to be PCI DSS compliant.

About 2X Software

2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery, remote access and cloud-computing solutions. Thousands of enterprises worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of 2X products. 2X offers a range of solutions to make every company’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable. For additional information, visit www.2x.com or contact Giorgio Bonuccelli by email at Giorgio.Bonuccelli@2x.com or by phone at (+356) 2258 3800. Read more about 2X Remote Application Server features and benefits.

Giorgio Bonuccelli is a Marketing and Communications Director at Parallels. Giorgio has extensive experience in cloud computing and virtualization, with a background of many years in multinational corporations (Dell, EMC and McAfee). In his career he has filled different roles, from sales to training and marketing. This wide-ranging experience and flexibility helps him simplify concepts and write content that is easy to read and understandable even by newcomers to the subject. As a blogger and technical writer he has published more than 1000 papers.