Supports VMware linked clones that reduce shared storage disk space requirements
Quest Software has launched a new version of Quest vWorkspace, a desktop virtualisation offering for simplifying the provisioning, management and use of virtual desktops.
The company said that the new offering supports VMware linked clones that reduce shared storage disk space requirements. Other new features enhance the end-user experience and expand desktop platform choices. It also manages, provisions and brokers connections, transforming the desktop infrastructure into an on-demand service with optimised user experience for LAN and WAN.
According to Quest Software, the new features include flash multimedia acceleration, which speeds flash media embedded in internet explorer for enhanced user experience by redirecting the flash content to play on the desktop system; support for VMware linked clones, for provisioning of virtual desktops from image under automation and control of vWorkspace; support for windows 7, windows 2008 and 2008 R2; windows Vista; system center virtual machine manager 2008 R2, and parallels Virtuozzo Containers (x86 and x64).
The company claims that the new features in vWorkspace optimises the end-user experience and drives down the cost of delivering desktops. It also reduces the impact on backend resources, including storage.
Simon Pearce, division vice president and general manager of the desktop virtualisation group at Quest, said, “Regardless of their platform choices or user types, customers can simplify their virtual desktop infrastructure with Quest, while significantly enhancing manageability and lowering infrastructure and storage costs. Quest vWorkspace delivers the building blocks customers need to simplify the provisioning, management and use of virtual desktops.”