MokaFive, one of the companies Intel mentioned in its "Intelligent Desktop Virtualization" presentation (see Intel's concept for intelligent desktop virtualization for more information), recently launched yet another way for organizations to deploy layered LivePC images. MokaFive has added its own type 1 hypervisor to the list of supported platforms. This means that it is now possible to run a LivePC image on a Windows, MacOS or bare metal hypervisor.
Organizations are facing the constant challenge of managing, provisioning and upgrading the operating system, applications and other software on their staff's PCs. Adding virtualization and bring your own computer (BYOC) initiatives just adds to the challenge.
MokaFive suggests that the operating system, applications and user personalization data be managed from a central location by encapsulating it into their LivePC technology. This means IT administrators can create a single desktop image for all machines using the company's MokaFive Suite and then deliver a personalized image to each system.
This image can be tightly controlled while still offering individuals the freedom to change things such as desktop picture, font size or other things needed to improve personal productivity. In case of any sort of problem, a software update or the addition of a new corporate tool, the managed image can be redelivered to the PC.
What MokaFive has added in this release is a new hypervisor that can be loaded on a company owned system that is optimized to support LivePC images an a fast, secure fashion. This, along with the ability to run LivePC images hosted in on a Windows or MacOS PC, creates a comprehensvie portfolio of desktop virtualization environments.
If your organization is facing this sort of challenge, it would be worth the time to visit MokaFive's website and run their demo. (Demo can be found here.)