Lenovo Announces Virtual Computer Desktop Virtualization

Lenovo is now offering Virtual Computer NxTop. With NxTop 4.0, IT departments can use a desktop virtualization solution that offers both centralized and distributed storage options for virtual machines. NxTop 4.0 is optimized on select Lenovo Think-branded PCs to deliver unique capabilities, native PC performance, seamless user experience, and zero-touch PC deployment through a Lenovo custom factory install. New features of NxTop 4 include hot-desking on stateless end-points, VMware vSphere/ESXi and Citrix Xen support, server VMs on PC infrastructure, large scale enterprise installer, and over 50 additional enhancements.

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.