Relationship with Citrix Positions SWC Technology Partners as a Midwest Leader in Virtualization Solutions

August 9, 2010   //   News

Oak Brook, IL, August 9, 2010 – By forging a new partnership with Citrix Systems, Inc., SWC Technology Partners has rounded out its capabilities in delivering end-to-end virtualization solutions to customers.

SWC has designed and deployed server virtualization solutions to the midmarket for years. Now, as desktop virtualization generates increased interest and acceptance in the market, SWC has entered into a formal partnership with Citrix to reinforce its presence in the marketplace.

Citrix is a longtime leader in desktop and application virtualization technology, and its products complement Microsoft’s virtualization stack. Microsoft and Citrix have partnered for decades on various initiatives, and Microsoft leverages Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp to augment its desktop virtualization offering. At the same time, SWC has been a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and Hewlett-Packard Elite Partner for many years.

“SWC’s partnerships with Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, VMWare and now Citrix mean we are uniquely positioned to deliver end-to-end virtualization solutions to our customers,” said Adam Ferguson, SWC vice president, infrastructure solutions. “With this holistic view of virtualization, we are prepared to deploy desktop-as-a-service solutions utilizing hardware from Hewlett Packard, infrastructure from Microsoft and virtualization technology from Citrix.”

Desktop-as-a-service centralizes applications and operating systems in the data center and delivers them via the organization’s private cloud. SWC’s customers are looking for more control over end users’ desktop environments; better backups and protection of data; and more predictable costs per user. Some customers are looking to avoid refreshing and replacing hardware components every three to five years, along with the service and upgrades they require.

At the same time, many businesses are considering upgrading to the Windows 7 operating system. These companies may use applications that aren’t compatible with Windows 7, and a virtualized desktop mitigates many of these issues.

“Citrix has a robust, proven desktop virtualization product,” Ferguson said. “It’s great at managing, provisioning and controlling the desktop and centralizing applications. SWC is proud to be aligned with Citrix and Microsoft. Now our customers can benefit from the advantages these partnerships bring.”

About SWC Technology Partners

SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize businesses. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability. SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the business needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, virtualization and network security; and software solutions including SharePoint, business intelligence and custom development. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner and was honored as a Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year in 2007 and 2009. To learn more, visit www.swc.com or email contact@swc.com or call 630.572.0240. Follow SWC on Facebook and on Twitter @SWCTechPartners.