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VDIworks2Go

VDIworks has been working on how to better create, deploy, access and manage virtual desktops for years and often develops creative solutions to the challenges organizations have faced. Recently, the company launched VDIworks2Go as a way to overcome some of the impediments mobile staff members face.
Written by Dan Kusnetzky, Contributor on

VDIworks has been working on how to better create, deploy, access and manage virtual desktops for years and often develops creative solutions to the challenges organizations have faced. Recently, the company launched VDIworks2Go as a way to overcome some of the impediments mobile staff members face.

Here's what VDIworks has to say about VDIworks2Go

VDIworks, a virtual desktop software provider with a long history in centralized computing, today introduced VDIworks2Go, a software solution that helps the mobile workforce capitalize on the use of virtual desktops. With VDIworks2Go, workers access a centralized virtual desktop from their laptop, and then can take it with them, allowing them to fully benefit from the security, total cost of ownership and management advantages presented by a centralized desktop computing infrastructure on the go.

VDIworks2Go users will be able to select either “disconnected” or “hosted” modes. The disconnected mode will stream the virtual machine onto the laptop so that the user can leave the office and take their virtual desktop with them.

Snapshot Analysis

Increasingly people are working on the go. They need access to applications and data regardless of where they are and what networks are available to them. There are several ways to offer people this access.

  • Citrix and Microsoft offer access virtualization technology that allow a remote system to present an application that is actually running on some other machine somewhere else. This approach has been refined and improved over the years and is quite powerful. The one remaining bugaboo is allowing people to work when there is limited or no network connectivity. When that's the case, this approach, all by itself, isn't useful.
  • Citrix, Microsoft, Thinstall (now part of VMware), Endeavors Technology, and Provision Networks over tools that make it possible to encapsulate and deliver applications. This approach is based upon application visualizationand presumes that the remote device is running an operating system that is similar or identical to the operating system the application requires. This approach is far more efficient than encapsulating the whole operating system as well as all of the other tools and data needed to support the applicastion. It also is of limited use if the remote device is strikingly different than a traditional desktop or laptop PC.
  • As organizations deploy devices that are quite different from desktop or laptop PCs, they've turned to the use of virtual machine technology. This way, the operating system, the application, all supporting application frameworks and data management software as well as the data itself can be encapsulated into a virtual machine file. Once the workload is encapsulated, it can run on any type of system that supports compatible virtual machine technology. VDIworks, along with Citrix, HP, Microsoft and VMware, have been working on ways to make this approach work better, on an increasing portfolio of systems and be easier to manage and install for quite some time. This product launch demonstrates that VDIworks is offering its customers another way to deploy their virtual desktops.

If your organization is seeking out ways to use virtual desktops, it would be worth the time to learn more about VDIworks2Go.

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