Pano Logic Launches Pano System 6 VDI Offering
Desktop virtualization specialist Pano Logic announced the general availability of Pano System 6, which includes the Pano Virtual Client (PVC), designed to shift PCs into virtual desktop clients. Version 6 also features enhanced security through RSA SecureID’s two-factor authentication for Pano Remote users.
The latest version addresses several of the challenges IT managers face when working on desktop virtualization that hindered adoption, according to the company:
- They wanted to delay choosing an endpoint device because of long-term uncertainty over standards;
- They had to wait because their PCs and laptops were under lease or not fully depreciated; or
- They needed to upgrade or expand infrastructure resources before connecting end users.
By introducing a software client, customers can shift to desktop virtualization without having to dispense with their current computers, according to the company.
PVC acts as a “replacement shell” over a local Windows XP or 7 install, transforming a desktop into Pano System endpoint device. Pano System interoperates with the three leading hypervisors, VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, along with their management systems. The company boasts it is the only desktop virtualization offering with a solid-state device that has no processor, no storage, no memory and no operating system, thus making it zero client. In addition, Pano’s zero client devices use 97 percent less power than PCs, as well as 50 percent less power than other thin clients.
“Organizations are marching steadily into a post-PC world and with gathering speed. But as with any radical change, many IT managers need a period of transition to prepare themselves, their users and their environments to support server-based computing,” said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic, in a prepared statement. “The Pano Virtual Client helps facilitate a staggered rollout and lets a host of new organizations immediately begin centralizing computing on the Pano System and taking advantage of the most cost-effective desktop virtualization solution on the market.”
Other desktop services Talkin’ Cloud has blogged on include IBM’s Secure Enterprise Desktop, dinCloud’s dinHVD, Nivio and VMware and Symantec’s desktop-as-a-service partnership launched in September 2011.
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