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Citrix accelerates application migration, management with acquistion of App-DNA

Citrix have bought App-DNA which is one of the biggest news from Citrix Synergy in Barcelona Oct 2011.

App-DNA won in May at Citrix Synergy in SF 2011 the Best of Synergy award in the desktop transformation category.

So with this acquisition of App-DNA. What does it means to Citrix desktop transformation model.


The Citrix Desktop Transformation Model focuses on three distinct phases – assess, design and deploy – and help customers prioritize and map business objectives to users and projects to speed the roll-out of desktop virtualization enterprise-wide. The addition of App-DNA technology delivers the following customer benefits:

  • Rapid Application Portfolio Analysis – The AppTitude platform performs an analysis of an organization’s application portfolio to determine any potential install and/or runtime issues associated with application migration. A report is generated that provides the assessment in easy to read red, amber, green format along with an effort calculator that provides project sizing in terms of effort, time and resources required to complete.
  • Intelligent Application Remediation – AppTitude provides guidance to an organization for those applications that are determined to have potential compatibility issues. In many cases, the remediation can be provided directly via the AppTitude tools. Organizations now have a confirmed starting point for their migrations, as well as a path forward to ensure the success of the project.
  • Automated Application Packaging – AppTitude enables organizations to rapidly deploy applications through automated packaging of applications in Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI), Microsoft App-V or Citrix XenApp® formats.

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