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Citrix Licenses CPU and Memory Optimisation Technologies from Aurema and RTO Software

  • 05 October, 2004 13:46

<p>Sydney, Australia, 5 October, 2004 — Today at Citrix iForum™ Global 2004 (http://www.citrixiforum.com), Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS), the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has licensed two technologies from Aurema Inc. and RTO Software Inc. The technologies improve server performance and enhance an end-user's access experience by optimising processor use and virtual memory in Citrix® MetaFrame® Presentation Server deployments.</p>
<p>To increase IT efficiency and cost-effectiveness, enterprises need to provide access to more and more critical business applications while concurrently increasing the number of end-users supported by each server. These demands, however, can lead to impaired system performance. By licensing these workload and memory optimisation technologies, Citrix will help enterprises maximise the performance of their existing hardware and software and still give employees the secure, easy and instant on-demand access they require.</p>
<p>Aurema’s workload management technology will be incorporated into future versions of MetaFrame Presentation Server to optimise usage of system CPU and improve overall server performance and scalability. By ensuring consistent, adequate allocation of processor resources between users, applications, and the operating system, Aurema technology protects against operating system starvation and prevents any user or program from adversely affecting the performance of another on a shared server.</p>
<p>“We are pleased that Citrix has selected Aurema’s workload management technology to improve the performance, quality of service, and scalability of future versions of its MetaFrame Presentation Server,” said Mark Wright, president and chief executive officer for Aurema. “By licensing our industry-leading CPU workload management technology, Citrix is demonstrating a commitment to its customers to provide them with the same Quality of Service and Total Cost of Ownership benefits that Aurema’s large installed base experiences today.”</p>
<p>RTO’s memory optimisation technology will be incorporated in future versions of MetaFrame Presentation Server to allow IT administrators to support more end users with existing MetaFrame Presentation Server farms, thereby reducing the need to purchase new servers or scaling out existing environments. More end users per server means organisations can reduce server hardware expenditures and increase usage and consistency in MetaFrame Presentation Server installations.</p>
<p>“Since October 2001, RTO has delivered its ground-breaking memory optimisation technology, typically allowing customers to add significantly more users per server,” said Kevin Goodman, chief executive officer of RTO Software. “We are pleased that Citrix has selected the TScale approach to increase scalability on MetaFrame Presentation Server with this licensing arrangement. Citrix's large installed base of customers will see an immediate benefit from our technology in the form of improved server memory capacity and performance.”</p>
<p>The combined benefits of these two new technologies mean enterprises will be better able to leverage existing IT infrastructure investments, generate a quicker return on all their MetaFrame Presentation Server-delivered applications and content, and deliver higher-quality access experiences to greater numbers of users.</p>
<p>“Improving the total cost of ownership for customers of Citrix’s access infrastructure solutions is a continuing focus,” said Tony Marzulli, senior vice president product and demand marketing at Citrix Systems Inc. “By adding more users per server and optimising system performance we are demonstrably improving the value that MetaFrame Presentation Server brings to our customers. After evaluating the top technologies in this space, we selected Aurema and RTO Software -- both proven market and technical leaders – in order to improve the performance and end-user experience for our MetaFrame Presentation Server customers.”</p>
<p>About Aurema</p>
<p>Aurema Inc. is the leading provider of workload and performance management solutions for server and desktop optimization. The company’s flagship ARMTech product suite, including products optimized for Windows, VMware, Citrix MetaFrame and SQL Server, offers an integrated cross-platform workload management solution that maximizes server utilization and improves application performance, to bring new levels of productivity, efficiency and accountability to on-demand and utility computing environments. Licensed and resold by leading hardware and software vendors, including IBM, Sun, and Microsoft, Aurema’s workload management products and technologies are successfully deployed in thousands of installations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California, with development offices in Sydney, Australia, and regional sales, marketing and business development offices throughout the U.S. and Europe. For more information, please visit www.aurema.com.</p>
<p>About RTO Software</p>
<p>RTO Software, Inc. is an innovative leader in the rapidly growing Applications Performance Management Market. Current solutions focus upon improving the performance and scalability of terminal server based systems. RTO is previewing a new solution at Citrix iForum™ 2004 that will provide administrators of Windows Applications Systems unique information about when and why their applications are not performing as expected. For more information about RTO Software visit http://www.rtosoft.com.</p>
<p>About Citrix iForum Global 2004</p>
<p>Now in its seventh year, Citrix iForum is an intensive knowledge exchange that brings together current and future Citrix customers, resellers and partners from around the world. The forum, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., from October 4-7, 2004, will focus on the strategic power of access. Citrix iForum includes a variety of well-known industry speakers, hands-on technical workshops, roundtable discussions and product demonstrations, as well as sessions geared toward key Citrix vertical industries, including government, healthcare, finance and education. More information is available at http://www.citrixiforum.com.</p>
<p>About Citrix</p>
<p>Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions and the most trusted name in secure access for enterprises and individuals. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organizations around the world use Citrix every day. Our software gives people secure and well-managed access to business information wherever it lives—on demand. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies, 99% of the Fortune 500, and 92% of the Fortune Global 500. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and approximately 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. For more information visit http://www.citrix.com.</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors</p>
<p>This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company's business involving the company's products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.</p>
<p>Citrix®, MetaFrame® and Citrix iForum™ are registered trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. TScale® is a registered trademark of RTO Software Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>

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