BrianMadden.com’s “master” list of vendors

Gabe and I are tracking over 100 vendors in the desktop and application virtualization space.

[NOTE: this page is available at brianmadden.com/vendors]

As I wrote a few months ago, Gabe and I are tracking over 100 vendors in the desktop and application virtualization space. We’re trying to talk to all of them in 2009, and while that sounds crazy at first, I’ve already met with 47 of them in just under four months!

We discussed the best way to share this information with the readers of BrianMadden.com, and so far we’ve settled on something called a “Brian Dump,” which is like a brain-dump that I can quickly write after I sit down with the vendor. Unfortunately that plan hasn’t worked out too well, because I’ve only written one brain dump so far. The good news is that I have pages and pages of notes, so I’m going to try to catch up with the Brian Dumps over the next month or so, perhaps writing one each day in addition to the regular posts.

Anyway, Gabe and I are also struggling to figure out the best way to keep track of all these vendors and to share as much information as we can about each one. Ultimately it would be really cool to build a Crunchbase-style database, but that’s a lot of work and we’d need an intern or something to keep it up-to-date. In the meantime, we’ve been sharing an Excel spreadsheet via Dropbox, and we thought “Why not just make that public?”

So here it is:

We’re going to now use/edit/update this blog post to keep track of all the vendors that we cover. Specifically, we’re looking at:

  • The actual list of vendors.
  • The vendors where we’ve written a “Brian Dump”
  • The vendors who have been on Brian Madden TV, either through a feature (where we chose to cover them) or via the Random Vendor of the Week drawing.

If you have any updates, suggestions, or thoughts about this, please share them below. Otherwise we’ll keep this up-to-date.

Here’s our current list, as of April 27, 2009:

Company Brian Dump BMTV
2virtualize.com    
2X Software    
Accario    
Acresso    
AdmitOne    
aep Networks    
Akorri    
AMD    
AppDNA    
Appsense    
AppZero    
Aternity    
Atlantis Computing Feb 18, 2009 Apr 9, 2009
BOSaNOVA    
BoxedApp    
Ceedo    
Centrix Software    
Certeon    
ChipPC    
Citrix    
Clear2View    
Clearcube    
Coradiant    
Courion    
DataCore    
Dell   Mar 26, 2009
DeltaISIS    
Desktone    
Desktopsites    
DevonIT    
Double-Take    
eG Innovations    
Endeavors   Mar 26, 2009
Enteo    
Entrigue    
Ericom    
Expand    
extentrix    
Fastscale    
Fortisphere    
GeNUIT    
Gourami    
H+H    
HOB    
hp    
IBM    
IGEL    
Immidio    
Ingenica    
InstallFree    
Intel    
Jetro Platforms    
KACE    
Kaviza    
KACE    
Kemp Technologies    
Lakeside Software    
Leostream    
LISCON    
LUFlogix    
Microsoft   Mar 5, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Miniframe    
MokaFive   Apr 2, 2009
NComputing    
Neocleus    
Net2Display    
Nivio    
NoMachine    
Novell    
Oracle (Sun)
   
Packeteer    
Panologic    
Parallels   Apr 23, 2009
PremiTech    
ProPalms    
Quest Software    
Red Hat (Qumranet)    
Remotescan    
RES Software    
Rove    
RTO    
Scense    
Sepago    
SlickAccess    
Stoneware    
Sychron
 
Symantec Mar 12, 2009
Teradici   Apr 2, 2009
Terminal Services Log    
ThinAnywhere    
ThinLaunch    
ThinManager    
ThinPoint    
Thinprint    
Tranxition    
triCerat    
TSFactory    
Ulteo    
Unidesk    
VDIworks    
Viewfinity    
Virtual App Factory    
Virtual Bridges    
Virtual Computer   Apr 23, 2009
visionapp    
VKernel    
VMLogix    
vmSight    
VMWare   Feb 26, 2009
WorldExtend    
Wyse    
Xenocode   Apr 9, 2009
XTS Inc.    

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Where is Sun Microsystems on this list? It would be great if  you could talk to those guys soon. It seems as if they have continued to invest and improve n their products in this space.


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You can add www.Ulteo.com, the open source SBC and upcoming VDI solution


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ummm, how come you left out Sun? Have you looked at the x86/x64 products lately? How about Sun Ray Ultra Thin Clients? Sun Ray improves by orders of magnitude with each new release of the software, and yet, there is no requirement to replace or even upgrade a current vintage desktop device. Doesn't that have value?? There are now connectors for all the popular application providers on the backend with improvements coming for those in the near futrue. Come on Brian, give it another look.


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Regarding Sun, we already changed that to "Oracle" :) Although I noticed that Oracle is on there twice, which means for some reason Oracle as on there before Sun?!? I'll update it to put Oracle and Sun together.


And for Ulteo, yep.. good call.


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Neoware was purchased by HP


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Got it... Thanks!


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You could add Double-Take Software. Last month, they released Flex v3.0, similar in functionality to Ardence.


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Oh wow! Thanks for that. I didn't know they were in our space.. I still thought of them as a data replication and availability company.


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Correct - that continues to be a critical focus, but with the acquisition of emBoot in August '08, Double-Take has since launched 2 new versions of software buillt on the emBoot technology, now called Flex.


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Hi,


You can also add Chip PC.


Their is some new Thin Client under Linux with a very high graphical performance and 3 Watt max with a very small form factor.


They also include some video hardware video acceleration.


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Hi Brian,


In the application virtualization space, you could check out :


BoxedApp - http://www.boxedapp.com/


AppZero - http://www.appzero.com


KBOX & Computers in Motion (joined together) - http://www.kace.com + www.computersinmotion.com


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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Our list has been updated with all of these.


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Hello Brian,


I wonder why I dont see Slick Access on your vendors list, We started working with the product and it has technological advantages on competative vendors,


do you have it on another website?


Thanks


Eyal


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HI Brian,


would like to suggest that you look into NoMachine an Open Source initiative from Italy, I think.


Martin


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NoMachine should definitely be added to the list considering you've got 2x up there, and 2x exists thanks to NoMachine!!


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I agree!  NoMachine is definitely making their mark with NX in the desktop and application delivery industry.  They should be added to the list.  


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I'm missing LISCON


http://www.liscon.com


Operating system + sophisticated management software and selling thin clients


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All caught up to this point.  Thanks all for contributing.


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Thanks Gabe for adding.


By the way - what's about XTS Inc? www.xtsinc.com/ is blacklisted in Firefox and Google as a site containing malware.


and LUFlogix is in the list - that's a fake - right?


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you're fast :)


one more contribution - www.brianmadden.com/vendors isn't working.


cheers Chris


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I work for ACP and our ThinManager software may be the most widely used thin client and terminal services management platform in the industrial market. Our name is on your list but we have not had a chance to talk to you about our product. Please contact me so that we can help you complete this goal of contacting all the companies on your list.


Thanks, Tom Jordan


http://www.thinmanager.com


678-990-0945


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