REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Pano Logic, the once-promising company that was at the forefront of the desktop virtualization movement, has shut down, just weeks after the company announced that Redstone FCU was going to replace 75% of its personal computers with Pano Logic's virtual desktops, and save 60% on computing costs.

Now it looks like that projected savings will turn into something of an IT nightmare, as the credit union and others like it scramble to figure out a Plan B. Other virtual desktop providers include Citrix, IBM, Dell, Cisco and VMware.

Pano Logic has offered a small piece of hardware that connects an end user's monitor and peripherals to a network, eliminating the need for a CPU or hard drive, and more importantly, tech support for desktop computers. The computing resources are drawn from a centralized server.

A spokeswoman from the company's outside PR firm confirmed that the company is closing. "Yes, Pano Logic has gone out of business. However, I have no information about the company as we are no longer representing them. They have hired the firm Sherwood LLC to handle their bankruptcy if you want to try them for additional details." Sherwood LLC did not immediately respond to a request for an interview.





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