Pano Logic Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0 Eases Cloud Migration
Desktop virtualization vendor Pano Logic aims to make it easier for businesses running legacy terminal services resources to migrate to the “desktop in the cloud.” The latest version of Pano System for Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0 was designed to bridge the gap between legacy terminal services and desktop cloud computing.
With this release, Pano Logic expands its platform to include terminal services, linking them to major cloud services. The value here, according to the company, remains in its zero-client desktop virtualization. The “zero endpoint” nature means it requires no processor, operating system or moving parts. The product is meant for customers that want to get away from PC-based computing environments and migrate their computing needs to a common Pano Zero Client endpoint architecture.
“Desktop computing is increasingly moving into the cloud but organizations still need flexibility to meet a mix of end user needs and desires today while laying a foundation for the future,” said John Kish, Pano Logic’s president and CEO, in a prepared statement.
Available on Sept. 5, 2012, Pano System for Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0 is an enterprise-level product that the company said is ideal for businesses that have experimented with thin clients and want to migrate to a less complex computing environment while still being able to use their RDP or XenApp investments. An added feature, the company stated, is the benefits of fully centralized management and endpoint devices that require no configuration or maintenance.
For partners, this is another virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to offer customers that are looking to bring the benefits of virtualized desktops and the cloud into their organizations. Pano Logic has a network of channel reseller partners it uses to bring its solutions to market, and if small-business market predictions are correct, this is going to represent big bucks for VDI vendors and their partners over the next few years — according to Techaisle, the U.S. SMB VDI market could grow to $430 million by 2015 from $132 million today. Although Pano Logic focuses on the enterprise, it’s worth considering that the VDI space is also growing in the midmarket and above.