VMware has purchased several key assets of RTO Software. These assets include:
- Kevin Goodman and the product team that built RTO TScale, RTO Virtual Profiles, RTO Discover, and RTO PinPoint
- The Virtual Profiles intellectual property, code and business
- The RTO Discover intellectual property, code and business
- The PinPoint intellectual property, code and business
Enterprises and mid-sized businesses (SME’s) face two significant challenges and opportunities with respect to the end user desktops in the next two years. The first opportunity and challenge is how to replace the ageing Windows XP installed base with the recently released Windows 7 platform. The second is how to end up with a desktop environment that is inherently more flexible and manageable than what is in place today.
One of the issues that has plagued Citrix Presentation Server/XenApp over the years is that it has been difficult to get all of the benefits of centralization with XenApp, while also giving users the same flexibility to customize their environments that they had when they had fat client desktops. XenApp worked best with a mandatory user profile that did not allow any end user customizations. Allowing roaming profiles (with user customizations allowed) resulted in long logon times and frequent corruption of profiles – requiring a manual reset to a mandatory profile and the loss of all customizations.