Award-Winning App-DNA Accelerates Application Migration for Citrix Deployments, Saves Time, Cost, Risk


App-DNA, the global leader in application intelligence, who is exhibiting this week at the Citrix Synergy Conference, announced accelerated Citrix virtualisation deployments with the award-winning AppTitude application intelligence software. Additionally, App-DNA has a new Citrix XenDesktop-based hands-on test drive version of the award-winning AppTitude software. App-DNA was the 2010 Synergy Best of Show winner and is a finalist for the 2011 Synergy award for Best Partner Solution for Desktop Transformation. App-DNA is a Bronze Sponsor in the Citrix Synergy Solutions Expo at Booth 622 and in the Simplify Desktop Transformation with Citrix Ready Partners Pavilion at Booth 813. Experience the no-cost AppTitude test drive on the App-DNA website.

App-DNA is one of only ten firms participating in the Citrix Synergy Simplify Desktop Transformation with Citrix Ready Partners Pavilion. App-DNA helps illustrate the application preparation step as enterprises go from “wow” to the “how” with desktop virtualisation. A combination of educational sessions, exhibits, demos and hands-on experiences at Citrix Synergy help enterprises move from device-centric traditional desktops to user-centric virtual desktops.

AppTitude takes application compatibility automation to the next level by combining application insight with business detail. This “application intelligence” provides clear insight into desktop transformation projects. AppTitude tests and remediates applications, plus illustrates the business value of migrating applications to virtual platforms like Citrix XenDesktop or a new OS like Windows 7. Integrating with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory, AppTitude can show how application transformations affect users, devices, regions or groups of an organisation. Enterprises or system integrators can model scenarios to determine if an application would best be delivered in a XenDesktop environment or a Citrix XenApp-Microsoft App-V environment. AppTitude also automates virtual package creation. Enterprises have more accurate deployments, spending less time and budget. AppTitude manages Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, Windows 2008 R2 and VDI initiatives.

“Using AppTitude to manage a VDI project for 1,400 applications, I have visibility that I never had before,” explained Ian Cawson, Technical Architect at The Co-operative Group, winner of the Citrix Synergy Customer Innovation Award. “AppTitude indicates application conflicts, that we need to customise. This information means outstanding success rates for application packaging — our success rate is in the middle 90%. I can build the budget, better estimate the timelines and staffing. It has given me a new confidence level about our VDI project.”

“Enterprises see the benefits of new technology, and want to get started with it right away. App-DNA cuts the time in preparing applications for a desktop transformation project, saves millions in costs and provides reassurance that the project can be more successful,” commented Paul Schnell, App-DNA chief technology officer. “App-DNA is proud that the customer, The Co-operative Group, was recognised with the Customer Innovation Award at Synergy Berlin. App-DNA is thrilled to be again nominated for a Best of Synergy award. As the 2010 Best of Show winner, App-DNA has been able to more broadly illustrate the pivotal role application intelligence plays in desktop transformations.”

Read the application migration case study detailing The Co-operative Group use of AppTitude for desktop transformation.