Quest, MokaFive Partner for Localized VDI Package

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 requirements."

Quest Software, which started out as an Oracle database tool maker, is based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. MokaFive is based in Redwood City, Calif.

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