MokaFive 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."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.
"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.