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ANDOVER, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentillion vBusiness, a division of Sentillion, Inc., today announced that its packaged desktop virtualization solution, vThere(TM), has been awarded RSA Secured(R) certification with RSA SecurID(R), signaling its interoperability with industry leading two-factor authentication technology from RSA, The Security Division of EMC . Additionally, Sentillion joined the RSA Secured Partner Program. vThere is a packaged virtualized desktop solution, which leverages virtualization technology to create a corporate managed secure end-point that runs on any contemporary Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based workstation. End points at remote locations such as a virtual call center agent's home office are secured and controlled by creating corporate virtual computers, which run on, but are isolated from, the underlying unmanaged PC. As a result of ... (more)

Citrix Virtualization!

Citrix Systems announced Citrix Desktop Server™ 1.0 (previously code-named Project Trinity). The debut of this new technology marks the entrance into the burgeoning virtual desktop market for Citrix. With Desktop Server, Citrix is creating a new approach for IT organizations to deliver and manage desktops.  Desktop Server delivers Windows desktops from the datacenter as a secure on-demand service, dramatically simplifying OS migration and saving organizations up to 40 percent on desktop management costs. By supporting all popular methods for installing desktop operating systems in a datacenter – including virtual machine environments, blade PCs and Windows Terminal Services – Desktop Server gives IT administrators maximum flexibility to deliver the right desktop to the right user at the lowest possible cost. At the same time, Desktop Server empowers users with a pow... (more)

Leveraging Desktop Virtualization for Security, Manageability and Usability Beyond the Perimeter

Desktop virtualization is a need-to-know technology for 2008 that’s transforming the way organizations handle complex desktop computing challenges: Provides hardware independence, enabling support for legacy applications while embracing new standards. Simplifies desktop management, reducing operational risk and support costs. Promotes security and data confidentiality using encryption and leak prevention techniques. Enhances mobility and disaster recovery planning, enabling employees to access corporate applications and data from anywhere, without requiring server farm and enabling access even when disconnected from the network. Click here to register for SOAWorld Click here to speak at SOAWorld Click here to sponsor SOAWorld In this session, "Leveraging Desktop Virtualization for Security, Manageability and Usability Beyond the Perimeter ," we will introduce de... (more)

Desktop Virtualization - What's the Best Approach?

Thinking about desktop virtualization, but still trying to figure out the best approach for your project? Join Kidaro Founder and Vice President Ran Kohavi for a discussion of today’s different models for delivering virtual desktops. Q) Desktop virtualization has become a hot topic. How does it fit into the overall virtualization landscape, and what are the key drivers for enterprises? A) Virtualization, defined as the decoupling of computer resources from the underlying hardware, has been a recurring theme in IT for decades. Virtualization’s first major impact was seen in mainframes, where a single system could be configured to look like multiple independent mainframes to support different applications and users. Over the years, almost every major component of the IT infrastructure has been virtualized to increase functionality and reduce costs, includi... (more)

Kidaro CEO Explains Desktop Virtualization on SYS-CON.TV

Desktop virtualization is a need-to-know technology for 2008 that’s transforming the way organizations handle complex desktop computing challenges Provides hardware independence, enabling support for legacy applications while embracing new standards. Simplifies desktop management, reducing operational risk and support costs. Promotes security and data confidentiality using encryption and leak prevention techniques. Enhances mobility and disaster recovery planning, enabling employees to access corporate applications and data from anywhere, without requiring server farm and enabling access even when disconnected from the network. WATCH VIDEO In this session Kevin introduces desktop virtualization technologies, present real enterprise use cases, and explains the challenges to be addressed when applying these solution in a corporate IT environment. Speaker Bio: Kev... (more)

Making Virtualization Possible

Many large SOA deployments face two major challenges: how to promote service reuse and how to manage the complexity of a heterogeneous, distributed SOA that includes Java, .NET, and various legacy and packaged applications deployed across the enterprise. The solution is to implement service virtualization to make services portable and protocol independent. This session will cover the different architectural components of service virtualization – mediation, deployment, governance, and service management – and the standards that make service virtualization possible. Raghu Thiagarajan is responsible for directing TIBCO Software's SOA strategy and products across the company’s existing business integration and emerging SOA governance and deployment product families. He has 16 years experience in the software industry, and has held positions in enginee... (more)

RingCube Optimizes Desktop Virtualization for USB Flash Drives

RingCube Technologies Inc. announced its latest version of software optimized for USB Flash Drives. The latest MojoPac allows users to carry everything that is personal from their PC on a durable, flash drive while experiencing the faster speed and experience previously limited to USB hard drives. MojoPac optimized for flash drives works three times faster than previous versions, allowing users to transform any PC into their personalized desktop simply by plugging in their MojoPac-powered USB memory stick. "As families reunite around the holidays, MojoPac provides a unique way for parents to allow their children and houseguests to use the family PC," said Pete Foley, CEO of RingCube Technologies. "Parents can give their children their own personal MojoPac on a stick, and relax, knowing that anything the kids do on MojoPac will stay on the MojoPac, leaving the family... (more)

VMware Updates its Desktop Virtualization Strategy Amid the Carnage on Wall Street

In the midst of its Wall Street meltdown VMware went gold with its new Virtual Desktop Manager 2, the connection broker widgetry based on its acquisition of UK-based Propero. The thing’s been in beta for the last few months. Desktops didn’t feature in the confusing and unsettling conservative guidance that VMware gave Monday that contributed to its stock’s death spiral although it claims “customers are deploying VMware desktop virtualization solutions in greater and greater numbers” – and it’s got Dell, HP, IBM, NEC and Wyse behind it. Go figure. Anyway, VMware’s new management server is available in time to ward off the Xen Desktop that Citrix is showing off at Demo08. VMware’s gear connects users to virtual desktops in the data center via their PCs or thin clients. And, given its interface, administrato... (more)

RingCube Reaches 100,000 Virtualization Users

RingCube Technologies announced that it has surpassed 100,000 registered users of its MojoPac software platform. MojoPac is a virtualization software platform that allows a user’s desktop environment to be decoupled from the operating system and encapsulated into a secure container, including applications, data, settings and system resources. This rapid adoption further demonstrates RingCube’s innovative leadership in the Desktop Virtualization product category to enable users to gain greater mobility, productivity, and access to their desktops, applications and data. “The market for portable virtual workspaces is just beginning to develop and the response to MojoPac has been overwhelming,” said Pete Foley, CEO of RingCube Technologies. “To capture over 100,000 registered users in just over 1 year of the first available download for re... (more)

Wyse Delivers Support for USB Devices with Desktop Virtualization Software

Wyse Technology announced that its Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer software has been expanded to support desktops based on Microsoft Windows XP. Wyse thin computing users can access, deploy and manage USB 1.1 and 2.0 devices, in the same way as a PC, in a virtualized desktop environment. Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer allows users to plug in their USB peripheral, and get to work on a Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) virtualized desktop environment. That’s all there is to it.  Printers, scanners, CD and DVD readers, memory keys, audio players and a whole host of other devices work just as they would on a traditional client/server PC.  The user experience is the same, and IT controls which devices are allowed, and which are not.  This eliminates a major challenge in deploying desktop virtualization across more demanding knowledge workers as well... (more)

Pano Logic's New Deployment Capabilities for Its Virtualization Desktop Solution

Pano Logic announced a new software release for its desktop virtualization solution. By leveraging existing virtual infrastructure and integrating hardware at the desktop with software in the data center, Pano Logic provides a complete and easy-to-use virtual desktop solution. The new release, Pano Virtual Desktop Solution (VDS) 2.0, can be deployed in new environments and network topologies, providing support for wide area network (WAN) deployments, dual monitor requirements, and offering certified support for wireless bridges and USB devices. Also, as a further extension of the partnership between Pano Logic and VMware, Pano VDS 2.0 fully integrates support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), giving users deployment flexibility. “Desktop virtualization solutions that leverage existing server virtualization infrastructure represent an opportunity for I... (more)