ClearCube has long offered an interesting desktop virtualization environment that is based upon its VMware-enabled ClearCube PC blades with its Sentral™ management software. When combined, the two create a very usable virtual desktop environment. Each PC blade can be used as a computing resource for multiple users. My post ClearCube Cross Platform Application Access offers some comments on the company's basic approach. Today the company spun off it's software unit and named it VDIworks. Now this powerful software can be utilized to support PC blades from other hardware suppliers as well as those being offered by ClearCube.
VDIworks and ClearCube have signed an OEM agreement whereby ClearCube will continue to market and promote the VDIworks software under the current Sentral™ VDI Management Software brand. The Sentral management software will continue to be an integrated component of ClearCube’s complete centralized desktop computing solutions. ClearCube customers will continue to be supported in their current license agreements with ClearCube. VDIworks will establish additional OEM relationships with third-party solutions vendors so they can deploy virtual desktop solutions to their customers.
ClearCube has had more than a decade of experience in the area of PC blade technology and thin client devices. It appears that it sees that it is time to bring its powerful VDI management software out of the shadows of its hardware offerings and place it center stage.
Both ClearCube and VDIworks face competition from quite a number of other suppliers including HP, IBM, Pano Technologies and an ever-growing list of other companies. I believe that the long track record of experience offered by ClearCube and now VDIworks will be attractive to those interested in providing staff members with a desktop experience without also having to provide each and every one of them with their own desktop machine.