Lenovo Extends Cloud Computing Platform with Virtual Computer Desktop Virtualization

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 29, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced today that customers are now able to buy Virtual Computer NxTop® directly through Lenovo sales and its network of business partners in North America. NxTop® 4.0 offers extreme flexibility, allowing IT to centrally manage images and use the same image templates for multiple deployment models, regardless of whether the data is hosted on a storage array network or locally on a fully encrypted hard drive. With NxTop® deployed on select Think-branded PCs, including models of ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops, customers gain the unique benefits of NxTop®, including centralized PC management, greater mobility, remote support and a rich end-user experience.
“We chose Virtual Computer’s NxTop® virtualization platform as a key part of our focus on building a robust portfolio of virtualization and cloud computing solutions,” said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager, Software & Peripherals Business Unit, Lenovo. “With NxTop, we’re combining our rock-solid, reliable PC hardware with multi-functional virtualization support to give business customers an affordable and easy-to-use computing solution.”
Lenovo and Virtual Computer previously collaborated to bring new NxTop® 4.0 capabilities to market. These capabilities include a flexible deployment option that leverages a centralized storage array to keep data off the endpoint device, while maintaining the advantages of local client execution. In addition, NxTop® 4.0 is optimized on select Think-branded PCs to deliver unique Lenovo capabilities, native PC performance, seamless user experience and zero-touch PC deployment through Lenovo’s custom factory installation.
“Client-Hosted VDI has become a mainstream solution, and hundreds of companies are already experiencing the unparalleled benefits of NxTop® installed on their Lenovo Think-branded PCs. This next stage of our relationship clearly demonstrates our collaboration and commitment to deliver a differentiated intelligent desktop virtualization solution. Customers can now get the powerful combination of local execution and centralized management directly from Lenovo or a Lenovo business partner,” said Dan McCall, CEO, Virtual Computer.
The global distribution agreement and the  release of Virtual Computer NxTop® 4.0 advance the end-users’ ability to run multiple operating systems or personalities, including  corporate and personal virtual machines, as well as enabling  organizations to achieve greater manageability and cost savings than they can with server-hosted VDI.
NxTop® 4.0 will be demonstrated in Virtual Computers’ booth #1164 this week at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas.
About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s third-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information see www.lenovo.com.

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