Red Bend Software has announced the immediate availability of vLogix Mobile 5.0, which promises to bring mobile virtualization to the masses.
virtualization is a relatively new element in the world of IT virtualization
technology, especially since the computing power of mobile devices has only
recently grown enough to handle a virtualization platform. Red Bend Software is
looking to help mobile device users capitalize on that enhanced processing
power with vLogix Mobile 5.0.
Bend Software is taking the approach of allowing customers to deploy a type-1
hypervisor to mobile devices, which will allow those devices to run two
operating systems simultaneously, separately and securely on the same hardware.
Being able to run multiple operating systems on a mobile device solves many
problems for enterprises looking to leverage mobile technology.
First and foremost, a virtualized mobile OS can be configured to run legacy
applications on newer devices-preventing the need to re-engineer a mobile
application because of changes to the device or operating system.
with the growth of the BYOD (bring your own device) trend in businesses, IT
workers can use virtualization to install a preconfigured OS and applications
on their mobile devices without affecting the native operating system,
applications and settings. That will give more flexibility to those looking to
adopt BYOD strategies in the work place.
a mobile virtualization platform, vLogix Mobile 5.0 provides management and
architectural capabilities to IT departments, including over-the-air, real-time
device control and management for more than 900 different mobile device models.
The over-the-air management capabilities include software deployment, firmware
updates and device analytics.
to Red Bend Software, vLogix Mobile has been designed to be standards-based and
supports the pre-standard implementation of the new Virtualization Management
Object (VirMO) standard proposed by Red Bend in the Open Mobile Alliance Device
Management (OMA DM) Working Group. The company claims that is a critical step
in ensuring that OEMs, mobile network operators and enterprises avoid the
costly end-to-end control points typically found in the server virtualization
Bend's vLogix Mobile is built on the VLX Type-1 mobile hypervisor from
VirtualLogix, which was acquired by Red Bend in September 2010. Red Bend claims
the solution has been licensed by more manufacturers than all other mobile virtualization
a conference call, Yoram Salinger, Red Bend's CEO, said, "Driving market
adoption of advanced technologies like mobile virtualization requires getting
the entire ecosystem to work together. Only Red Bend has the experience in
working with every leading device manufacturer, semiconductor vendor and mobile
operator to drive the adoption of new mobile technologies into more than 1
billion mobile devices."
vLogix Mobile 5.0 will help expand the BYOD market by providing the tools for
fast integration, expanded management, scalability and analytics-all of which
will be key elements for making BYOD devices work seamlessly in the enterprise.