Cortado and VMware Extend Their OEM Partnership

Berlin/Denver, 26 August 2014 – Cortado, with its ThinPrint technology making it the global market leader for printing in virtual environments, and VMware, after seven years of working together, have extended their OEM partnership for an additional eight years.

More and more companies worldwide are relying on desktop virtualization. But they often forget that printing is essential for a positive desktop experience and also a major challenge, especially in virtual, distributed environments. If printing isn’t incorporated into the virtualization strategy from the beginning, it can quickly lead to the failure of the entire project.

For this reason, Cortado and VMware entered into an OEM partnership in 2007 for the integration of ThinPrint basic technology into VMware solutions. Now this agreement has been extended for another eight years. Every company with VMware end-user computing solutions prints automatically and seamlessly with the integrated ThinPrint technology.

“The extension of our partnership through 2022 clearly shows VMware’s confidence in our technology,” said Charlotte Künzell, CIO of Cortado AG. “Our solutions, matured for 15 years, have made us the leading provider for printing in virtual environments overall.”

“From the beginning, printing has been important to our customers,” said Mason Uyeda, senior director, end user computing, VMware. “We look forward to continuing working with Cortado to provide our customers with a more seamless, positive user experience and sophisticated printing solution.”

For installations that require the seamless integration of print servers and network servers, as well as additional functions like bandwidth control, tracking and reporting, VMware customers can upgrade to the ThinPrint Engine. A free demo version can be downloaded at http://www.thinprint.com/de-de/ressourcensupport/ressourcen/software.aspx

Press release and photos can be found here: www.thinprint.com/press

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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