VMware plans high-speed PC over IP service

 

Firm working on faster links between the user and the data centre.

VMware is planning to release a new virtual desktop service later this year which it is calling PC over IP.

The company already has a virtual PC offering with its View system that Dell bundles on certain products. But VMware is developing the PC-over-IP concept because some users need higher performance.

Steve Herrod, chief technical officer at VMware, outlined the plans behind the new service in his keynote at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco.

Herrod said that a problem with virtual desktops was that they were too slow to handle high-performance graphics applications, and that the company is working to develop faster links between the user and the data centre hosting the virtual PC.

he said even mobile phones could be used as thin client systems using virtualisation,which would free time for IT administrators.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


VMware plans high-speed PC over IP service
 
 
 
Top Stories
Parliament passes law to let ASIO tap entire internet
Greens effort to limit devices fails.
 
Business-focused Windows 10 brings back the Start menu
Microsoft skips 9 for the "greatest enterprise platform ever".
 
Feeling Shellshocked?
Stay up to date with patching for the Bash bug.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  65%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  5%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  6%
 
Insider threats
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 1388

Vote