2X ApplicationServer Reviews & Testimonials
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- Advance Auto Parts
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Bridgeport Housing Authority
- Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia
- Celebration Foods
- Cloud Computing Excellence Award 2011
- CRN 5-Star Partner Award
- CRN Emerging Vendors 2009
- CRN Emerging Vendors 2010
- CRN Emerging Vendors 2011
- CRN Software Vendor of the Year 2011
- CRN Test Center Review
- CRN Virtualization 100
- CRN Virtualization 100 2012
- Digital Schools
- Firelands Regional Medical Center
- Fisher & Company
- Govies Gold Award (2011)
- H&B Foods
- Harvard University
- HSE Integrated
- IBM Systems Magazine Coverage
- Intuitive Medical Software
- Island Hotels Group
- Israeli Military Industries (IMI)
- IT Administrator 2011
- IT Administrator 2012
- IT Pro
- John Q. Hammons Hotels Mgmt, LLC
- Kansas Children’s Service League
- Kern County Mental Health
- KingsGate Community Church
- Linux Magazine Review
- M.J. Soffe
- MacDonald Training Center
- Managed Insurance Services, Inc.
- Mazda Motors
- Medway Council
- MSTerminalServices.org (2X ApplicationServer - Gold Award)
- MSTerminalServices.org (Readers Choice Award)
- National Retail Federation Press Coverage
- Network Computing Magazine
- Next Generation Clubs
- Norwegian American Hospital
- Nudie Foods Australia Pty Ltd
- OBH-Gruppen A/S
- Occidental College
- Opus Energy Ltd
- Relational Technology Solutions
- Resource Pro Qingdao, LLC
- Schavemaker Transport – Beverwijk
- Spears Manufacturing
- Subex Azure Inc
- Sunparks Group
- Tony Tiendas
- Union Trust Bank Ltd
- Upic Solutions
- Virtualization Review Magazine
- VirtualizationAdmin.com (Readers’ Choice Award 2009)
- VirtualizationAdmin.com (Readers’ Choice Award 2010)
- VirtualizationAdmin.com (Readers’ Choice Award 2011)
- VirtualizationAdmin.com (Readers’ Choice Award 2012)
- Voices of September 11th
The 2X ApplicationServer XG from 2X combines the delivery of applications using Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix and Linux NX while also providing the delivery of virtual desktops all in one product. Additionally, the 2X ApplicationServer XG delivers standalone desktop PCs. The very broad hypervisor support is impressive, including the support of all the major products lesser-known hypervisors. Equally as impressive is the client range, where not only Windows systems and several Linux derivatives are accessible, but also a general Java client and mobile device support are included.
IT Administrator 2012
The German publication LANline tested and reviewed 2XApplicationServer XG in April 2012 with very positve results! The LANline supplies competently researched information for network professionals, Managers and telecommunications specialists. Technically detailed application examples, professional tests and comprehensive market overviews help IT professionals in their daily work. 94,000 professional ITC-decision makers are readers of LANLine.
2X Software has now featured in UBM Channel’s CRN Virtualization 100 List for two consecutive years. CRN lists are considered the de facto resource Solution Providers use to make strategic technology decisions and support their business. Companies on the 2012 Virtualization 100 list were selected by CRN editors based on their innovative and forward-thinking approach to selling products and services through the IT Channel.
For the fourth consecutive year, leading virtualization site VirtualizationAdmin.com has designated 2X ApplicationServer XG, 2X Software’s comprehensive solution for application and desktop delivery, as winner for the “Application Server” category of VirtualizationAdmin.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
February 20, 2012 - 2X Software, global leader in virtual desktop and application delivery solutions, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named 2X Software as a 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner, presented by Cloud Computing Magazine.
2X Software announced the company has received Commended status in the CRN 2011 awards program in the Software Vendor of the Year category, with the company placing highly in the competition as runner-up to top award winner Microsoft. The award recognizes 2X Software’s commitment to its channel partners and achievements in providing state-of-the-art virtualization technology offerings to administrators simply and affordably, specifically through the recent release of 2X ApplicationServer XG.
For the third consecutive year, leading virtualization site VirtualizationAdmin.com has designated 2X ApplicationServer, 2X Software’s comprehensive solution for application and desktop delivery, as winner for the “Application Server” category of VirtualizationAdmin.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
2X ApplicationServer was highlighted in IBM Systems Magazine’s June 2011 issue, describing the use of the product to seamlessly support VoiceWave Communications’ telephony and application hosting operations.
In their June/July 2011 issue, Virtualization Review Magazine posted a highly impressive review of 2X VirtualDesktopServer 9, strongly recommending the product to their audience of over 40,000 IT decision makers.
2X received extensive coverage in the trademark magazine of the National Retail Federation, STORES Magazine. The article demonstrates the benefits of virtual computing technology to retailers, highlighting M.J. Soffe’s use of the 2X ApplicationServer to access work-critical applications remotely.
2X was highlighted in Linux Magazine with their review of the 2X ApplicationServer, showing the product’s versatility and powerful performance within a Linux-based OS. This article may prove useful to many users deploying 2X to Linux environments, and shows the versatility of the 2X product line.
2X Software received a Gold Award in the Cloud Computing/Storage category at GovSec 2011, sponsored by Security Products Magazine. The show highlighted innovative products in the government security sector, for which 2X ApplicationServer XG received special praise for its focus on simple, affordable application and virtual desktop delivery.
For the third consecutive year, 2X Software was named to CRN\'s Emerging Vendors list, highlighting companies delivering high margins to solution providers and offering an innovative virtualization product line. CRN editorial staff were specifically impressed with 2X ApplicationServer XG\'s capability for all-in-one application and desktop delivery, with advanced VDI features and mobile client connectivity.
2X Software was recognized by Everything Channel in CRN's Virtualization 100 list, featuring the top 100 virtualization vendors in the virtualization space as identified by CRN editorial staff. By its addition to the list, 2X Software joins Citrix, Quest and VMware as companies offering state-of-the-art virtualization solutions for VARs and resellers alike. 2X Software's Profile
The provision of individual applications or even entire workstations over a network via a virtual desktop infrastructure has long ceased to be the stuff of fantasy. However instead of simply offering one way of publishing applications, the 2X VirtualDesktopServer is at your disposal with an impressive range of features: Support for the terminal servers of Microsoft, Citrix, VDI and Public Desktops on a wide range of client platforms offers plenty of room for manoeuvre in setting up a customized configuration. IT-Administrator has placed the various variants under the microscope in a detailed test.
CRN has selected 2X Software as a 5-Star Partner for 2010. This program recognizes vendors with exceptional sales channel strength, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Of the many hundreds of firms highlighted in the group, only a few were granted the CRN 5-Star Partner designation. With this award, 2X Software joins such companies as AMD, IBM, Intel, Lenovo and McAfee, among many others who won the award for 2010.
August 3, 2010 – The leading virtualization resource site, VirtualizationAdmin.com, announced today that the 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services was selected as winner of the Application Server category of the VirtualizationAdmin.com Readers’ Choice Awards. “Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, VirtualizationAdmin.com manager. “VirtualizationAdmin.com users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for virtualization at the workplace. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.”
July 12, 2010 – 2X Software, global developer of virtual computing solutions, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list recognizes companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology. Of special interest to the CRN editorial staff was the company’s robust product line, including the 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ThinClientServer and the 2X VirtualDesktopServer. 2X products were praised for offering easily manageable and scalable solutions with a straightforward, affordable licensing structure, resulting in product prices far below those of their competitors.
Network Computing Magazine, UK, News and Reviews, 30 Jul 2009. 2X offers a simple yet sophisticated solution that provides centralised management of all virtual resources along with server load balancing capabilities. Its latest VirtualDesktopServer (VDS) functions as a vendor independent connection broker, maintaining lists of virtual applications and desktops, and publishing them to users for selection over secure SSL connections. Not only does VDS support Microsoft's Terminal Services and Hyper-V, but it also works with many other virtualisation technologies including VMware, Parallels and Oracle's Virtual Iron. VDS supports all Windows Server versions and we had no problems installing it on a Windows Server 2003 R2 test system, running Terminal Services. Read the full review
IT PRO Technology, UK, News and Reviews, By Dave Mitchell, 30 Jul 2009. Delivering Terminal Services plus virtual desktops and applications can be a recipe for management migraines. Can VirtualDesktopServer bring order to chaos? Delivering terminal services and virtual desktops to many thousands of users can present a management nightmare. Support staff can often struggle to provide secure remote access to multiple hosts offering a range of applications and services. 2X offers a selection of products that aim to provide cost-effective, centralised management solutions for virtual applications and desktops and significantly reduce the time taken to publish them to clients. It already has a strong following for its ApplicationServer, which targets Windows Terminal Server environments only and its latest VirtualDesktopServer (VDS) goes much further by adding support for all key virtualisation technologies including Microsoft’s Hyper-V, VMware, Parallels and Oracle’s Virtual Iron.
July 29, 2009 – Leading Virtualization resource site, VirtualizationAdmin.com, announced today that the 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services was selected as the winner in the Application Server category of the VirtualizationAdmin.com Readers’ Choice Awards. Virtualization.com conducts bi-monthly polls to discover which product administrators prefer in a particular category of third party virtualization solutions. The awards draw a huge response per category and are based entirely on visitors’ votes. Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X Software, stated the company "appreciates the increased attention being given to our ApplicationServer product, a core component of our virtualization product line. By protecting companies from skyrocketing software maintenance and administration costs, the ApplicationServer should help companies conserve their IT budgets for years to come."
Dallas, TX, July 8, 2009 – 2X Software, the global developer of server-based computing software, has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The company was added to the list due to its robust product line, which includes 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ThinClientServer and 2X VirtualDesktopServer. 2X products drew praise for offering easily scalable, installable and manageable solutions with straightforward licensing, resulting in product prices far below those of their competitors. CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants. Of special interest to the panel was 2X Software’s latest product, 2X VirtualDesktopServer. 2X VirtualDesktopServer improves virtual desktop manageability, security and performance, helping companies experience the full benefit of desktop and application virtualization. Find out more about 2X from CRN Emerging Vendors.
July 30, 2008 – Leading Terminal Services resource site, MSTerminalServices.org, announced today that 2X ApplicationServer was selected the winner in the Application Server category of the MSTerminalServices.org Readers’ Choice Awards. “Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, MSTerminalServices.org manager. \"MSTerminalServices.org users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for SBC Computing at the workplace. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.\"
Manager of MSTerminalServices.org
MSTerminalServices.org (Readers Choice Award)
"....CRN Test Center engineers installed ApplicationServer on a notebook running Windows XP and within five minutes were able to publish all Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Office programs running on the same laptop in terminal services mode. Since the ApplicationServer uses the RDP protocol, any 2X client can access Windows programs. Arlington, Texas-based 2X provides ApplicationServer clients for Linux, Mac and Windows"
Gold award - Wilco van Bragt, writing for MSTerminalServices.org awarded 2X ApplicationServer the Gold award for excellence and dependability. The reviewer states, "2X ApplicationServer is a neat product which consists of the most commonly used features (like Published Applications, Seamless Windows, Load Balancing and a SSL Gateway) in an SBC environment."
Wilco van Bragt,,
MSTerminalServices.org (2X ApplicationServer - Gold Award)
“The number one benefit of 2X Software is the wide range of devices supported. Being able to implement 2X ApplicationServer XG on Macs, Windows, iPads and other devices has been very successful.”
KingsGate Community Church
By using 2X ApplicationServer XG, NAH was able to provide remote access to particular applications based on their business needs. 2X ApplicationServer XG provided NAH with remote access from personal devices to corporate resources and enabled them to publish applications based on AD security groups along with publishing RDP access to servers for vendor support.
Director, IT Operations
Norwegian American Hospital
“We have found 2X ApplicationServer XG to be the best value in today’s market. We like it’s flexibility in configuration when load balancing applications and good use of our Active Directory. It is relatively easy to set up and administrate, whilst the management console is uncomplicated and free flowing.”
Principal Server Administrator
“Now we have experienced the more stable and reliable 2X platform, we could never go back to using standalone Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. 2X ApplicationServer XG is faster and very easy to navigate, especially for non-technical users. 2X allows staff members to sign in from any terminal or device and access data. What 2X does very nicely is it breaks out the remote desktop in a clear, clean window and separates it from the local desktop.”
Voices of September 11th
MacDonald Training Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has successfully deployed the 2X ApplicationServer XG to staff members, with impressive results.MacDonald Training Center (MTC), offers people with disabilities living in and around Tampa, Florida key services to allow them to improve their everyday lives. MTC staff have since found 2X ApplicationServer XG to be a great fit from its ease of use and simple, intuitive interface, while its unparalleled affordability allowed such cloud computing benefits to become a workplace reality. Using the 2X Client to access remotely, has greatly increased productivity and given more flexibility to MacDonald Training Center staff. The organization is currently using the 2X Client on AndroidSamsung Galaxy Tablet device and it is working seamlessly
MacDonald Training Center
Kansas Children's Service League maintains thirty-six offices scattered across the state of Kansas. We are the statewide contractor for adoption services and we sponsor a network of resource family foster homes delivering care and support to some of Kansas' most vulnerable children. Our IT department supports over 250 employees.
Setting up 2X ApplicationServer XG was simple.Prior to installing 2X, we created customized Remote Desktop Connections for each application. We copied these custom connections to each computer based on the particular employee’s need for an application. Now, we deploy applications to our staff no matter where they are located,based on membership in Active Directory security groups. Most of our employees don’t even realize that the application is not installed locally. Our employees never see the Windows Terminal Server desktop. We first installed 2X in 2006 and have expanded our 2X solution to 2X ApplicationServer XG Enterprise. We have found that 2X ApplicationServer XG to be a truly impressive product.
Kansas Children’s Service League
Thanks to the 2X ApplicationServerXG deploying our new housing software program was incredibly easy. The 2XSoftware allowed us to virtualize and publish the program to several Microsoft Terminal Servers with ease. Instead of having to install a large program on each machine locally with additional plug-ins and printers, I was able to save a lot of time by deploying the 2X Client and settings via Group Policy. Our organization is spread across the city with nine remote offices and hundreds of users, so being able to manage this from one location saves me time, money and resources. Thanks 2X, you guys rock!
Bridgeport Housing Authority
Luxury health club provider Next Generation Clubs operates health clubs from Perth to Sydney, with future plans for a New Zealand expansion. The company maintains separate databases of club activities, membership rosters and club attendance at each club for planning purposes, making organization-wide records keeping a difficult task. The company has chosen to deploy a 2X ApplicationServer solution to save on licensing costs and administration hassles.
Next Generation Clubs
HSE is Canada’s largest national industrial safety services company, with operations across the country and into the United States. The company provides a comprehensive and integrated suite of health, safety and environmental monitoring services, protecting workers, assets and the community in the most cost-effective manner possible. By deploying the 2X ApplicationServer, the company was able to effectively centralize application deployment while improving user access.
Danier, a well-known Canadian leather apparel retailer, reports that their 2X ApplicationServer installation has enabled them to enjoy simple, easy to use access to their core enterprise applications at an extremely affordable pricepoint.
Director of Network Services
As a mental health provider, Kern County Mental Health offers mental health and substance abuse services for the greater Bakersfield metropolitan area and other Kern County communities. Since implementation, 2X has brought speed and integrity to mission-critical EMR applications, with significant improvements in user access capabilities.
Senior Information Systems Specialist
Kern County Mental Health
As a national office supply company, Tony Tiendas caters to the general public, seeking to provide a wide variety of office supply staples at competitive prices. The company’s applications are designed to support this effort, using standard accounting and logistical software packages on local servers at each branch, as well as within the corporate datacenter over a dedicated VPN connection.
Carlos Marquez Diaz,
Technical Support Manager
As a fittings and values manufacturer, Spears Manufacturing depends on meeting extremely tight deadlines with its customers. To assist in making logistical operations and planning as painless as possible, the company anticipated storing all critical data in a central server farm, moving from a standalone desktop model to maintaining server-based network folders, with uninterrupted access provided to all employees. Users would then be able to access emails and documents stored on the network folders from any location, with network managers having the ability to change folder access permissions based on users’ status. The solution would also allow users to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and AS400 accounting software remotely, publishing these and other selected apps and terminal server desktops to thin client devices.
"We are a medical malpractice insurance company based in Florida and we have independent agencies connect to our systems thru Citrix. After 18 months Citrix has met our needs but became very expensive and had many growing pains. We needed a alternative solution quickly. The 2X ApplicationServer product seemed like the perfect solution. In our tests the 2X ApplicationServer was stable, very easy to deploy and manage. The 2X support team was personal and the response time was quick. Based on our analysis, the cost saving alone will be over half of our Citrix fees in the first 4 months. We are now in the process of migrating agencies off of Citrix and implementing the 2X ApplicationServer in our Main and Backup facilities. This is a great product and we look forward to a long partnership with 2X."
Managed Insurance Services, Inc.
"As part of one of the fastest-growing sectors of today’s economy, healthcare organizations are frequently required to place extremely high demands on application delivery systems. By definition, healthcare IT solutions must be extremely reliable, with patients and caregivers alike depending on absolutely consistent performance. Additionally, it was critical that any chosen solution be completely operational in remote locations, medical facility IT systems must frequently integrate seamlessly with offices, clinics and other facilities in different locations."
Intuitive Medical Software
As a supplier to the Israeli armed forces, Israeli Military Industries (IMI) is a defense systems house requiring highly-secure delivered application connections, allowing secured publishing of the company’s ERP applications, including SAP, Microsoft Office and applications developed on-site. The company also uses the RDP protocol and Microsoft Terminal Server for administrator support and training classes for system users.
Israeli Military Industries (IMI)
With extensive dealer networks, automobile manufacturers are required to maintain flawlessly-performing virtual computing networks, to offer constant access and support to their dealer franchises. At Mazda Motors Deutschland GmbH, the company’s corporate office sought to offer its dealerships remote access to MACS, Mazda’s proprietary DMS system, as well as continuing to provide consulting, training, and online support services. The company thus sought to continue to fit any new IT implementation within its commitment to maintain close links with its dealer network. In pursuit of this goal, Mazda Motors Deutschland GmbH sought a solution to allow users at its 900 dealerships across Germany centralized access to the company’s datacenter-hosted applications.
Chief IT Support
One of the nation’s leading apparel retailers, M.J. Soffe delivers clothing orders to retailers across the country, and has been able to grow their brand while others have battled tough economic conditions. The company’s growth necessitated the installation of a company-wide ERP system, used to track incoming orders, and requiring the use of hundreds of network desktops. IT Infrastructure Manager Ian Thieme explains that he was "faced with the prospect of having to upgrade hundreds of desktops one by one," a daunting process sapping much of his technicans’ valuable availability time, and still leaving him with a non-load balanced solution without simple management controls.
IT Infrastructure Manager
Scope, the Australian supporter of the disabled, has chosen a 2X solution to support its application publishing needs in its care facilities. As the largest provider of disabled services in Victoria, Australia, Scope serves between 6,000 and 7,000 disabled adults and children with over 80 care facilities throughout the province. The organization was faced with the challenge of consistently providing desktop application access to their 1,200 employees, using products varied as Microsoft Office Applications and Goldcare, a care management ERP system.
As a rural Georgia school district, Telfair County Schools was faced with the challenge of affording its students the same educational opportunities as other, wealthier school districts, who routinely provided their students with advanced technology offerings. To match the capabilities of peer districts, Telfair chose to deploy a 2X ApplicationServer solution, along with the 2X ThinClientServer, to guarantee reliable remote application access to their schools’ computer labs and FTP system. Use of the solution will allow students the use of quality published applications in school computer labs, while providing teachers access to critical files and applications outside the classroom.
Director of Technology
"We are a non-profit company that serves over 1,000 remote users across the US. We were in need of a cost effective, easy to manage, and robust remote office solution. We found that with 2X and have been using the 2X ApplicationServer and 2X LoadBalancer product for several years. Each new version has brought considerable improvement in an already impressive product, all without requiring a dedicated administrator as recommended by other comparable solutions. Because of this, I have been able to dedicate more of our staff time and department budget to other IT challenges that unfortunately do not have as easy of a solution."
Teleflora, the nation’s largest floral delivery network service, has chosen a 2X virtual computing solution to meet the computing needs of their call centers. In creating an optimized solution, the company has chosen to deploy the 2X ApplicationServer Enterprise Edition, along with the 2X ThinClientServer, to optimize employees’ remote access to critical desktop applications. Specifically, the 2X solution guarantees the efficient operation of Teleflora’s call centers, especially during peak order times, with flawless desktop performance delivered to over 1,100 users in multiple locations.
Global car-parts manufacturer replaces Citrix with 2X to cut administration and operational costs by up to 86%. Fisher & Company, a Michigan-based automobile seating safety systems and precision metal parts manufacturer, has chosen to deploy the 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services in optimizing company-wide access to critical server-based applications. Use of the ApplicationServer will allow the company's users effective remote application delivery, supporting over 300 global users in company offices based in the United States, Mexico, Germany, India and Japan.
Fisher & Company
At the Union Trust Bank, where I work as MIS Manager, I upgraded the one site of 2X ApplicationServer from a single server to a two server license with universal printing and load balancing capabilities (ASSMBPRN to ASENTPRN) and both the primary and the secondary servers performance have been remarkable. Furthermore all six bank branches are using the 2X ApplicationServer Small Business for daily transactions and operations. It has been remarkable. Other banks are now coming to us for the 2X ApplicationServer solution.
Union Trust Bank Ltd
In our efforts to move our Application Servers to a Co Lo Facility we were faced with the need for a Terminal Server Load Balancing and Published Application Server Solution for our new Terminal Server Farm. We came across 2x and decided to try the 5 User Demo. We were amazed at how easy it was to setup and maintain. The Load Balancing Configuration was a simple Client push and the Published Applications were very easy to publish and secure using AD Security. Universal Printing was a plus for us; it helped us eliminate additional software we had in place previously. As a package you couldn't ask for a better and more cost effective way to maintain a Terminal Server Farm, it simplifies IT Management of applications. Stephen Lodewyks, Database and Applications Service Manger
Database and Applications Service Manger
Relational Technology Solutions
We are a company set up by insurance professionals with the idea in mind that we could help other insurance professionals with their business. With remote staffing, your agency is in control. We are currently using Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Citrix XenApp (in a test evoriment) on Dell PowerEdge 2950. I evaluated Citrix XenApp before I discovered 2X Software throughout the internet. I have downloaded the free trial version and tested 2X ApplicationServer for about 3 months. It is easy to deploy and manage and has a good performance. Also end users like it. Now I am publishing Outlook, Adobe Acobat Standard, Public drive, Desktop, Office and IE. I am happy to say that my experience with 2X sales, customer service and/or technical support is above average.
Resource Pro Qingdao, LLC
"I found out about 2X when I was visiting another company and saw how it worked for that company. The main reason to consider using the 2X product was the need to expand the amount of licenses of a competitive product because of the growth of our organization. The easy implementation and the amount of labor saved during installation, in comparison to the product we formally used, made the decision final. During the testing stage we had to solve a dual monitor/resolution problem, but after installation of the appropriate Microsoft-fix on our Terminal Servers everything worked ok. The dual monitor issue is something we couldn’t fix in an acceptable manner in our Citrix environment. During testing our employees were very positive on the chosen 2X-solution, especially on the issue of stability. During testing we were often asked to speed up implementation, which we considered proof of fast growing acceptance of the new product in our organization. In all, taking into consideration the right value-for-money and the solved issues mentioned above, we are very happy that we have made the switch.
Schavemaker Transport – Beverwijk
"2X has given us a more flexible solution that offered several benefits. We no longer need session directory and therefore do not need to invest in Enterprise servers. The load balancing in 2X is much more efficient than NLB. We found the cost reduction in Microsoft Licenses more than offset the cost of the 2X product. In addition, a user now has fewer mouse clicks to get to their application, as the application appears to launch locally from their own desktop. When they reconnect they see a performance improvement also, and we see improved performance on the servers. We also no longer have users confused as to which desktop they were seeing, as the termserver desktop is not visible. It also allows us to restrict applications to certain security groups, whereas before 2X, anything that was in the start menu was available to all."
Mike Regan MCSE,
Senior Network Analyst
Firelands Regional Medical Center
"Our organization had a need for application delivery through Terminal Services and after some Googling learned about 2X Application Server. We downloaded the trial and were up and testing 2X Application Server on our servers within 15 minutes. It just worked as described and shortly after the testing began we committed to purchasing licenses. After we received the licenses we were able to upgrade the test installation in place without reinstalling or reconfiguring. 2X Application Server is a straightforward and easy to administer product that just works. In addition to the simplicity of installation and configuration the pricing is made clearly available on the 2X website. This is in contrast to Citrix which required pricing to be pulled from a reseller after waiting for a few days only to find out that the costs were much higher. I actually spent more time navigating around the Citrix website just trying to find out exactly which Citrix product provided the application presentation functionality that we needed than I did installing and configuring 2X for first use."
Subex Azure Inc
"In reviewing the ‘market’ for a secure, more robust solution, I was intrigued by the capabilities and efficiency of the 2X ApplicationServer. After demoing the free five user version I quickly realized that the 2X ApplicationServer really is a robust and smartly designed product. I was amazed with the simplicity of the configuration screens in comparison with other competitive products: 2X offered all (if not more) of the functionality to which I was accustomed. We were further impressed when we began working with 2X as a company. The people and 2X were (are) very responsive. We found that 2X performed very well, offered the security that we needed via the SSL connection option, and provided a comprehensive set of management and monitoring tools. Finally, we found the 2X support department to be very helpful in answering our questions and helping to troubleshoot the few issues that came up. We can’t wait to see what’s new in version 7!"
IT Operations Manager
"Recently, during a move of our main financial systems to a remote datacenter, users began to experience unacceptable latency on their desktop applications that queried financial data. Fortunately, we had recently evaluated 2X as one of several Citrix-alternatives for remote application delivery. 2X was my top pick due to price, flexibility, and ease of setup and administration. Management signed on, and 2X became the go-forward solution. We now have many users who depend on 2X daily for their remote applications, and we are planning additional projects based on 2X."
Systems Engineer II
Advance Auto Parts
"Recently we were looking for a remote application delivery system for our remote users. We have evaluated and used Citrix in the past but were looking for something more user friendly. After looking at the features associated with 2X we decided to go forward with the Application server for its ease of installation, use and of course cost. We have rolled out 5 sites currently and are planning on adding additional sites in the future."
IT Systems Administrator
John Q. Hammons Hotels Mgmt, LLC
"We have been using Citrix since its inception from WinView days. We have grown with the product over many years. Citrix has met our needs but has become cumbersome and expensive to manage. It has many features that we do not use but pay for and continue to pay for yearly. I am amazed at the ease and simplicity of 2X. To install on a server takes mins versus a much more complex install of Citrix. 2X is smooth, neat and clean and does the job we need it to do without a whole lot of bells and whistles that we do not need and will never use. The server install is cleaner, and the client install is very intuitive. The application publishing part is easy. We were up and running with 2x within minutes." We will save over half of our Citrix licensing fees in the first year of using 2X. Thanks for a great product and look forward to a great partnership with 2X.
Manager of Information Technology
"Before we found 2X ApplicationServer, we drove to each of our locations to manually update our software. With 2X's ApplicationServer & Terminal Services we were able to deploy an all-inclusive database solution to all of our Clubs that integrated with their current systems. The seamless integration allowed us to make the switch from running the application at each workstation to the terminal server without training staff. The transition was quick and easy. Now updates take 5 minutes, instead of days. Not only did 2X's software cut down on our maintenance cost and time, they are also competitively priced - definitely less expensive and less complex to install and administer than Citrix! We look forward to a long relationship with 2X."
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
"We are an application and network consulting firm. Up until we started to demo 2X ApplicationServer we had been running Citrix Metaframe enterprise-wide. We started looking for a more cost effective solution to Citrix while still providing the quality of service our customers expect. After testing different "Citrix alternative's" from various companies it soon became apparent that 2X was a step above the rest. We are now in the process of migrating customers off of Citrix and implementing 2X ApplicationServer in its place. The quality of 2X's support personnel is outstanding. Fast response time and the issues were resolved in a very timely manner with constant communication throughout the process. I am very impressed with 2X and look forward to doing a lot of buisness with this company now and in the future."
"We needed a solution to publish Windows Apps and Desktops to our employees, simple and cost efficient. We already owned licenses for windows 2003 enterprise Terminal server, so why pay for expensive solutions? We found that the 2x server were able, to deliver all the missing features and that with great stability and extremely easy handling. Application publishing has never been easier. "
“We were using an old version of Citrix Presentation Server to provide off campus access to a few key resources. Our budget is pretty tight and when we got an upgrade quote from Citrix it was clear we needed to look at alternatives. Luckily, we ran across 2x's Load Balancer & Application Server solution which promised even more functionality at less than 1/8th the cost per user. This seemed entirely too good to be true but our testing with the free trial confirmed everything so we went forward and have been very pleased. We're using it not only to replace the off campus functions our Citrix server provided but to securely, and transparently to the user, provide access to our ERP system. The overhead of the 2x ApplicationServer was low enough that we were able to build our farm with several older, underpowered servers. Load balancing and fail over work seamlessly. We would highly recommend 2x to anyone looking for a reliable load balancing app server system. Its low upfront and maintenance costs, both in terms of time and money, make it a great choice.”
Director of Networking, Operations, Systems
"We worked closely with John at 2x to come up with a plan to replace Citrix and to deploy 2x ApplicationServer and 2X Application clients within our Company. I was amazed on how the process was simple and easy to deploy, I had all 120 workstation installed in less than 1 hour using Active Directory and Opra to modify the msi file..."
Senior Sales Manager
“We have just got in the 2X LoadBalancer and were allowed to trial the Application Server Enterprise. So far we are not only impressed we are AMAZED. Their software works seamlessly with Windows Terminal Services while the Application Server provides an excellent and cost effective alternative to Citrix. We are also pleased with the high level of competency of the sales and support staff. What more could you want from a software developer?”
Group Systems Administrator
"I also use the Application Server and Load Balancer. This provided redundancy and high availability at minimal cost. The App Server offered me a tool to manage the publishing of applications from a centralized location in a secure, quick and easy-to-use interface. I am now able to 'lock-down' the user experience so that the user gets only the IT tools that they need. The ease of installation and use belie the robust and powerful engine of these 2X products. As user demands change and increase, I am confident that the 2X products have the strength and flexibility to adapt. The 2X suite of products has freed up my time AND budget considerably. The cost savings just this year has turned a projected agency deficit into a surplus. I have more time to dedicate towards enhancing IT services and towards future developments."
"The installation was clean, simple and intuitive. The line that I use alot is "To make something simple is the hardest thing to do!!" I know and appreciate the time and effort that you have put into this product to make it simple. Thereby making it easy to implement and troubleshoot in times of trouble. The product delivered on the promises that was stated on the website. It worked flawlessly and smoothly. The goal was that we have five different servers to handle Terminal Server sessions. I need a software that would be able to connect the Active Directory and read groups. So based on the groups it needed to proceed to the proper Terminal Server. We watched as we tested. IT WORKED!!! IT WORKED!!! Over and over again....IT WORKED!!! Thank you."
Director of IT
Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia
"One of the applications had a growing memory consumption so the decision had to made to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition and new hardware or add an extra Citrix Server. This was the time to start looking for a more cost effective and stable solution. After testing extensively some solutions it became evident that 2X offered what we’ve been looking for (load balancing, gateway service, straightforward management, ...)
"What a great product. I downloaded, learn't, setup, and live in 15 mins no need for Citrix presentation server now. Well done. Great product, just simply does the job, and the product tour video guided me though setup perfectly. Why can't Microsoft products be so easy to setup."
Nudie Foods Australia Pty Ltd
Opus Energy Ltd has been using 2x for two years, in this time it has proved to be the ideal solution to publish both in-house and 3rd party applications to internal users, as well as remote users across the UK. Previously we had to set up VPN links between locations which soon became swamped with SQL traffic between clients and our servers. Since publishing the applications through 2x it has not only improved performance at the client end, but it has also freed up vital bandwidth for the rest of the business. Opus Energy Ltd publishes approx 30 applications to more than 200 users and utilises the load balancing functionality, which allows us to share the load across multiple terminal servers. Additional benefits include, the ability to direct clients to another server should the primary server be unavailable. The centralised management of 2x enables us to efficiently troubleshoot and upgrade applications at a single location. Integration with Active Directory enables us to easily control which users can access which applications, and quickly disable access on a per user basis. We have recently started using the 2x Universal Printing module which allows users to print from a 2x published application to their local printer and are finding that this brings us one step closer to complete remote user integration. Overall we are extremely pleased with 2x it is a very useful, lightweight and cost effective tool - which we can highly recommend.
Opus Energy Ltd
"I just wanted to take the time and let you know how much I enjoy using the 2X product. I currently use the 2X ApplicationServer with native clients as well as the web portal. The setup was so easy and the distribution of the software from the web portal reduced my install time by days. I would also like to applaud your Technical Support staff that is not only effective but efficient as well."
IT Specialist/Database Administrator