Sentillion replaces VMware and partners with Parallels

Quoting from the Parallels official announcement:

Parallels and Sentillion vBusiness, a division of Sentillion, Inc., today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership designed to address the costs, complexities and performance of desktop virtualization technology and radically improve the end user experience. As part of the agreement, Sentillion vBusiness, which leverages virtualization technology to support its server-less approach to remote access, will embed Parallels Workstation for Windows into its vThere offering.

The companies are also committed to the co-development of future products and leveraging their respective sales channels and participation in cooperative marketing activities.

Integration efforts have already commenced and will be available in the next version, vThere 2.0, which is slated for release at the end of November 2006.
Pricing for Sentillion’s vThere solution is $125 per user. The vThere image creator toolkit is $795 per administrator workstation…

What the press release doesn’t underline is Sentillion adopted Parallels Workstation in place of previously choosen VMware Player.

Benjamin Rudolph, Marketing Manager at Parallels, reveals on the corporate blog reasons of this change in Sentillion strategy:

…Sentillion looked to Parallels as a partner for vThere because VMWare Players it simply wasn’t meeting their customers’ needs. Using the Player-powered product was often too complicated for the average user, and the Player’s performance wasn’t as snappy as they would have liked…

Sentillion vThere has been briefly reviewed by Bob Roudebush this summer.