RES Software achieves 185 percent growth in target markets and accelerates expansion within Key Geographies
Philadelphia, PA– August 1, 2011 — RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, today announced total license bookings in target growth markets, including U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Nordics, grew 185 percent in USD volume. The success in these markets has resulted in 50 percent overall year-over-year growth and record first-half bookings. This rapid growth has fueled additional investment and expansion, especially in the North American market, including Cambridge, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Redmond, WA. The first half of the year also marked significant channel growth across the Americas.
The recent opening of the RES Software U.S. office in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge strategically positions the company in close proximity to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the east coast offices of Microsoft. Additionally RES Software opened an office on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, where the company will establish a demo lab onsite, giving customers and Microsoft personnel direct access to live environments running RES Dynamic Desktop Studio.
In the first half of 2011, RES Software also continued to solidify and build on existing relationships with key technology partners. RES Software was elevated to Citrix Ready Leadership Partner as a result of the positive impact its technology has on IT’s ability to manage the user experience across Citrix desktop virtualization solutions. RES Software also announced a multi-year strategic commitment to the Microsoft’s System Center product family during the Microsoft Management Summit. Working closely with Microsoft, RES Software launched a new Azure-based service, RES Baseline Desktop Analyzer (BDA). BDA is a free service and provides organizations with critical data to make informed decisions about desktop deployment related initiatives prior to execution. RES Software continues to be a member of the Microsoft Managed ISV Partner Program, a status achieved by less than five percent of all Microsoft ISV partners.
“As the only user state virtualization vendor offering a full suite of workspace management and automation management technologies, the RES Software Dynamic Desktop Studio provides maximum value for organizations looking to deploy and manage increasingly common and complex hybrid desktop environments,” said Klaus Besier, chairman and CEO of RES Software . “A recent report* from The 451 Group projects that the user state virtualization market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 61% through 2014, and Goldman Sachs expects it to become a $2.4 billion market in the next four years. RES Software will continue to innovate and position itself strongly to deliver the solutions our customers need to effectively manage and secure how IT services are offered to today’s dynamic workforce. We greatly appreciate our customers’ continued endorsement and support of our technology .”
To support predicted market growth and elevated relationships with technology partners, RES Software plans to continue adding strategic roles in the United States. The new RES Software team members bring a wealth of experience in the desktop management and virtualization space, with experience at Microsoft, Softricity, VMware, IBM and Wyse. They are leveraging this experience in cementing RES Software and the preferred vendor for customer and partners looking for management solutions for the modern desktop technologies, including Windows7, Apple iPads, Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and VMware View.
“The increase in awareness and adoption of user state virtualization across North America has been tremendous over the past year. The technology trends in today’s enterprises are driving RES Software solutions to turn into a ‘must have’ in today’s complex IT environment,” said Jim Kirby, President, RES Software Americas. “The channel is well aware of the opportunity that this trend represents, and because of that, we've seen significant expansion in our reseller channel. Many channel partners are adding RES Software to their solution set because it enables them to accelerate projects and build customer satisfaction for their customers.”
Investment in other key markets will continue, with hiring plans in place for the U.K., Germany and the Nordics. The U.K. has already seen headcount grow by 50 percent, and the Nordic region has experienced record sales with expectations of continued growth through the remainder of 2011.
RES Software was recently named the most comprehensive user virtualization solution in a third party analysis by PQR. The “User Environment Management Smackdown” report is available for download on PQR’s website. RES Software was also recognized by Red Herring as a Top 100 Tech Startup earlier this year.