Leading Research Firm Chooses Aqua Connect as One of Five Cool Vendors in Personal Computing

August 10, 2014

Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2011 - Aqua Connect Inc., providers of the first and only enterprise grade Mac terminal server, today announced that leading research firm Gartner, Inc. has designated Aqua Connect as one of their “Cool Vendors in Personal Computing” for 2011.

This annual report from Gartner highlights five vendors in the personal computing space that offer a variety of solutions with the potential to make a big impact not only in the market, but in how you operate your business.

“Our customers and worldwide partners have known for years that server-based Mac OS X deployments can change the way businesses are run,” said Ronnie Exley, Vice President of Marketing. “It is an honor to have this designation by Gartner, one of the most trusted and experienced research firms in the industry.”

For organizations with a mixed environment, Aqua Connect solutions become even more attractive as they can offer these organizations improved manageability, tighter security and lower total cost of ownership. As the first Mac terminal server available on the Mac platform, and the only enterprise-grade and adopted solution, the Aqua Connect Terminal Server can benefit businesses of any size. The ability to use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol for remote Mac access for multiple users separates the Aqua Connect Terminal Server from other solutions. By utilizing the Remote Desktop Protocol, Aqua Connect Terminal Server provides local printing, audio support, built in encryption and graphics acceleration.

To view and purchase the full report, please view the report on Gartner’s site. More information on the benefits of Mac terminal services including the benefits of using Mac Pro servers with Aqua Connect Terminal Server can be found in the Mac solution guides.

About Cool Vendors

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Aqua Connect Inc.

Aqua Connect Inc. is the leader in Mac Remote Desktops Services. With Aqua Connect Terminal Server, organizations have an alternative solution for Mac virtualization. Aqua Connect solutions are viable and cost-efficient for any type of organization, including FileMaker and Creative Suite users.

1 Federica, Troni., C.G. Lee, Mark A. Margevicius, Michael A. Silver, and David Mitchell Smith. “Cool Vendors in Personal Computing 2011”. Gartner. 20 April 2011.

“Our customers and worldwide partners have known for years that server-based Mac OS X deployments can change the way businesses are run. It is an honor to have this designation by Gartner, one of the most trusted and experienced research firms in the industry.”

- Ronnie Exley, VP of Marketing