[THIN] Re: Desktop

  • From: "Rick Mack" <ulrich.mack@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 15:19:16 +1000

Hi Mads,

NO argument, Virtuozzo is brilliant from a scalability and efficiency
viewpoint, particularly when compared to using hypervisors.

Because you're doing operating system partitioning instead of hosting
separate instances of an operating system, it's nearly as scalable as
terminal services.

I was a fan of Virtuozzo years before SWsoft became Parallels.

Nevertheless, it's more a virtualization platform than a VDI product because
it's missing a lot of the little bits that round out a complete solution VDI
solution. Stuff like published applications, UPD USB redirection,
multi-media support etc.

If you add Provision Network's VAS, which links into Virtuozzo, then you
have a real VDI solution ;-)



Ulrich Mack
Quest Software
Provision Networks Division

On 3/31/08, Mads Sørensen <gasmadske@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  Now we are talking VDI products, I think one of the best VDI products out
> there right now is "*Parallels Virtuozzo 4.0*", The beauty is that it uses
> the container technology on a Windows Server 2003 and with almost no
> overhead. So with a Windows Server 2003 Datacenter license and the XP Theme
> service, you can start as many desktops as you want or twice as many as you
> could with some other VDI software on one server :-).  It has a really good
> management interface and I could go on. But as Rick also writes it may not
> be the place to discuss this.. so I'll stop her.. but it's really worth
> taking a look at.
> /Mads

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