By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-04-19 Print this article Print



MokaFive, which has been trying to put the VDI pieces together at the right time and right place for six years, now may finally be at the correct convergence coordinates. The company, based in Redwood City, Calif., is taking the concept of "local management, remote execution" to a new level.

"We take the simple idea of 'How do we allow the end-user to use any device he or she wants, and at the same time protect the whole corporation-with no changes, no adds or anything,'" CEO Dale Fuller told eWEEK. The client-side MokaFive v3.0 "lets me have, as a corporation, my entire container of my image, safe and secure, controlled by me, from the cloud; however, my user gets to execute it locally.

"And he or she gets to run it on a Mac, if they want to. Or a Windows machine, or a Linux machine. That becomes the interesting thing."

This is especially gratifying for Fuller, who put in two tenures of employment at Apple and managed its PowerBook PC division for the enterprise at one point. "We were an abysmal failure at that. We couldn't give them away to the enterprise. Windows was too entrenched," Fuller said.

Now he's got a product that can go a long way to getting the Mac OS into the enterprise, albeit by a back door-desktop virtualization.

MokaFive is now available for iPads and iPhones, and the Android version isn't far behind. The company's MyLivePC can run Windows on iPads (Flash supporters reading this are probably celebrating) and MacOS on Windows.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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