Vmware has agreed to partner with Intel to deliver its new client virtualisation platform (CVP).
The CVP, a bare-metal client hypervisor, will be optimised to run on desktop and notebook client PCs utilising Intel Core2 and Centrino 2 processors with Vpro technology. The platform is expected to extend the centralised management capabilities of Vmware View by facilitating the execution of virtualised desktop environments which are managed from a central location.
'We're excited about today's announcement because it brings together technologies from Vmware and Intel, two industry leaders, in order to make PC management easier and more flexible,' Jerry Chen, Vmware's senior director of desktop virtualization told IT Examiner. 'Vmware CVP offers a great way to extend the value of Vmware View to include both server-hosted and client-hosted desktops and to enable end users to work within a rich virtual desktop environment using CVP while remaining compliant with IT policies.'
Gregory Bryant, an Intel VP, concurred. 'Intel and Vmware are joining forces to solve some of IT's toughest challenges,' explained Bryant. 'By combining Vmware CVP and Intel Vpro technology, Vmware provides IT with the tools to deliver the robust user experience that desktop and mobile workers need, combined with centralised image management through an innovative use of protected client virtualisation.'
Vpro technology reportedly offers enhanced security, while improving remote maintenance both inside and outside the firewall. This allows administrators to contain critical security threats, conduct accurate hardware inventory and quickly resolve software problems. X
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