Pano for Cloud is an extension of the core technology in Pano System for VDI, a hardware and software virtual desktop solution.
Zero-client virtual desktop infrastructure specialist
Pano Logic introduced Pano for Cloud, a cloud computing platform with a
centralized architecture that provides a single management console to deploy,
control and secure both endpoints and cloud desktops. The architecture
eliminates the need for a local operating system and central processing unit
and delivers Web-based computing, through Google's Chrome browser.
In an effort to simply IT management for
small businesses with limited staffs and budgets, the platform provides IT
managers with centralized desktop controls without the required software and
operating systems to manage. By eliminating the endpoint device operating
system, which can be the target of malicious code, and endpoint device storage,
where unauthorized or malicious applications can hide or proprietary
information may be lost if the device is stolen, Pano has also focused on
providing enhanced security.
Pano for Cloud is an extension of the core
technology in Pano System for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), a
hardware-and-software virtual desktop solution that interoperates with the
three major hypervisors (vSphere, XenServer and Hyper-V) and their management
systems (VMware View, XenDesktop and Microsoft SCVMM). The platform is available
through the companys network of resellers, Pano Logic noted in a press
"Desktop virtualization started the
migration of computing further away from the end user and into the cloud
environment," Karin Kelley, analyst at 451 Research, said in prepared
remarks. "VDI is just one of many ways to do this. By extending their
reach to cloud-based data and Web applications, Pano Logic can support more use
cases with the endpoint device acting as a mere conduit."
The platforms endpoint device, the Pano Zero
Client, is a solid-state device that has no processor, no storage, no memory
and no operating system. Major benefits to the appliance include a compact form
factor, which takes in 97 percent less power than PCs, 50 percent less power
than thin clients or other so-called zero clients, and does not store data
locally, which reduces data loss and other security risks.
"Pano Logic is disrupting the economics
of enterprise computing and providing a true cloud computing platform for
organizations embracing cloud-based productivity applications," John Kish,
president and CEO of Pano Logic, said in a press statement. "For those
organizations that don't require a full Windows environment, the transition is
seamless with immediate benefits. The end user sees the Chrome browser
interface. The IT manager sees a simple management console. The CTO sees staff
spending less time managing the desktop. The CIO sees a path to the cloud. And
the CFO sees savings adding up."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.