AppSense Touts 54 Percent Uptick in Orders, Employee Count for FY 2011

AppSense Inc., a maker of virtualization technology to deliver a uniform user experience on physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid platforms, recently said that it closed its fiscal year 2011 on June 20 by recording a 54 percent increase in bookings to more than $71 million and grew its employee base by some 60 percent.

"The remarkable growth that AppSense has experienced highlights the significant demand for user virtualization technology in the market," said Darron Antill, AppSense chief executive.

He said that, in particular, the vendor's professional services and customer support divisions expanded in FY 2011, recording 350 enterprise-scale customer deployments and training more than 1,000 customers worldwide. The company's customer support unit employs about 40 people who support its 4,000 customers globally.

"User virtualization has now emerged as a true category in its own right and a vital component of desktop transformation initiatives that include both PCs and mobile devices," he said.

In pointing to an estimated $2.4 billion market in user virtualization by 2015, Antill said that AppSense plans to extend its user virtualization technology to cloud computing, data and mobile devices in its FY 2012.

AppSense officials said U.S. sales now make up about half of its overall business. In addition, the company said that in FY 2011 it added EMEA offices in Nordics and France, opened a cloud and mobile technology research center in Santa Clara, CA, and hired Harry Laban as its chief technology officer (CTO). Last February, AppSense gained a $70 million investment by Goldman Sachs.


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