New partnership enables many more mobile devices to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure.
A couple of rising players in the virtual services world , cloud automation software provider Quest Software
and virtual desktop software maker MokaFive
, announced a new partnership April 14.
The result is Quest vWorkspace/MokaFive Suite, a local VDI (virtual desktop
infrastructure) package that manages, secures and delivers virtual
desktops to Windows and Mac laptops and desktops.
The new product is designed to attract a wider range of users to
desktop virtualization, especially those who are not always
connected to a network.
MokaFive's LivePC platform enables a user to work in a tamper-proof
corporate window on many types of end-user devices (including laptops,
desktops, and tablets), and if an Internet connection is shut off
during the session, the file being worked on remains intact on the
local machine and is not affected by the outage.
When the connection is restored, the local device becomes re-synched with the corporate server automatically.
Quest vWorkspace connects Windows desktops and applications to
virtually any computing device, from iPads, Android tablets and thin
clients, to Windows workstations and Mac laptops, with a secure user
experience, the company said.
The combination of Quest vWorkspace and MokaFive Suite means that there
are no hardware compatibility problems or restrictions on graphics
subsets, Quest said. Support is available for both PCs and Macs.
"Desktop virtualization is not a one-size-fits-all undertaking. It
requires multiple delivery models deployed across many device types to
match a variety of user roles and responsibilities," said Mark Bowker,
Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.
"By extending its desktop virtualization portfolio, Quest is now able
to deliver a broader range of solutions that match top business
Quest Software, which started out as an Oracle database tool maker, is
based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. MokaFive is based in Redwood City, Calif.