Provides one-to-many management, centralised computing and support for mobile/laptop users
Quest Software and Virtual Computer have collaborated to offer a desktop virtualisation and management offering meeting the end-to-end computing needs of large enterprises.
The company said that the new technology provides anywhere, anytime access to both centralised and distributed end-user environments through the integration of Quest vWorkspace client and Virtual Computer NxTop 3.0 enterprise platform.
The combined offering reduces the cost and complexity of deploying and managing corporate desktops, and improves desktop delivery options for stationery and mobile users.
Virtual Computer said that the offering will provide consolidated management across server- and client-hosted virtual desktops, enabling IT teams to build a single virtual desktop image for deployment to stationery and mobile users.
Master image updates are now synchronised with linked user desktops – running centrally or locally – while preserving end-user personalisation.
Stationery users in corporate offices or an Internet/VPN connection can access server-hosted desktops and applications remotely using the broker technology and Experience Optimised Protocol (EOP) in Quest vWorkspace.
Mobile users can use NxTop Engine, Virtual Computer’s unique "bare-metal" client hypervisor and remote management technology, to maintain full access to their desktop when disconnected from the network.
In addition, the joint offering will also feature integration with Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager for virtual desktop creation, management and execution.
The initial vWorkspace/NxTop integration, including a NxTop Engine and the Quest vWorkspace connector, will be available as a release candidate beginning Aug. 30, with general availability in October, the company said.