Virtual Iron joins the Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative

Virtual Iron add another remarkable partnership to its list, adhering the Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative (DDI) and becoming a Citrix Alliance Partner.

Quoting from the Virtual Iron official announcement:

Virtual Iron Software, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software solutions, today announced that it has completed integration between Version 3.1 of its enterprise-class virtualization and management platform with both the Citrix Desktop Broker for Citrix Presentation Server and the Citrix Password Manager, creating an advanced desktop virtualization solution. The joint solution, available immediately, is ideally suited to the IT requirements of providing support for branch office, back office and front office workers. It will be co-marketed under the Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative.

Virtual Iron also announced that it has officially become a Technology Partner under the Citrix Alliance Partner program…

Through this key partnership Virtual Iron can position itself as a concrete alternative to VMware, which is the monopolistic platform a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) infrastructure.

Considering VMware and Citrix efforts are pretty similar you may want to read VMware VDI vs Citrix DDI to discover slight differences.