MokaFive's approach to desktop virtualization

Summary:As I mentioned in yesterday's post (see Desktop virtualization in the smartphone era), I recently had an opportunity to speak with Purmina Padmanabhan of MokaFive about the company's plans for end user computing. In short, the company is focused on "Transform end-user computing by delivering a dynamic computing experience based on your preferences, location, device.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post (see Desktop virtualization in the smartphone era), I recently had an opportunity to speak with Purmina Padmanabhan of MokaFive about the company's plans for end user computing. In short, the company is focused on "Transform end-user computing by delivering a dynamic computing experience based on your preferences, location, device."

The company's approach is based upon segmenting the desktop environment into layers and providing tools to manage each of the layers. For the IT administrators, there are ways to manage the underlying operating environment, hypervisor and corporate applications. For the end user, there are ways to manage their user data, user applications, application settings. Today, MokaFive offers products that support Microsoft's Windows, Apple's Mac OS X and Linux. They don't, at this moment, appear to offer support for Smartphone operating environments.

Note: Here's a correction from the folks over at MokaFive

While it is correct that MokaFive does not enable users to use a smartphone to control a remote desktop, the Portable Player can run from a smartphone.  This allows a user to plug his/her smartphone into a host machine, and fully access and control the MokaFive LivePC from that host.  Also, if the LivePC is setup to support a host guest file share, the files stored in the virtual desktop are available for viewing  / sending from the smartphone.

Their technology appears to support most of the important use cases including a hot copy for offline use, virtual for cross platform use, an encapsulated mode for protected or secure environments and a way to recover from a major problem that the company is calling rejuvenation.

If your organization is considering desktop virtualization, it would be worth a visit to MokaFive's website to learn more.

Topics: Hardware, Emerging Tech, Virtualization

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