Microsoft buys virtualization player Kidaro   1 comment

Kidaro delivers innovative virtualization solutions to address desktop computing challenges at an enterprise scale. With Kidaro, you can deploy secure, corporate-managed virtual desktops that run locally on enterprise or 3rd-party PCs, enhancing IT agility while eliminating cost and risk.

Microsoft to Expand Investment in Desktop Virtualization With Acquisition of Kidaro

Addition to Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack will provide IT professionals with capability for managing Virtual PCs across the enterprise

Turning Virtualization Into Tangible Benefits

Managing desktops across an enterprise can be time-consuming, complex and costly. Adding Kidaro’s desktop virtualization capabilities to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack suite will provide Microsoft Software Assurance customers who have purchased the add-on subscription with the enhanced ability to do the following:

Accelerate Windows Vista migrations by minimizing compatibility issues between applications and the operating system

•Easily deploy managed Virtual PCs to Windows desktops

Drive business continuity by enabling rapid reconstitution of corporate desktops

Minimize the tension between IT control and user flexibility by applying policies in locked-down corporate Virtual PCs while giving users more open access to the underlying host operating system

Speed user adoption of desktop virtualization by making Virtual PCs “invisible” to end users

Reduce IT investment in desktop image management by delivering virtual images independent of hardware or local desktop configuration

“Virtualization technology has tremendous potential to help companies reduce costs and increase control over their desktops, while simultaneously delivering benefits to end users,” said Kevin Brown, chief executive officer of Kidaro. “By adding Kidaro’s technology to Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft can deliver sophisticated virtual desktop capabilities and management to a wide variety of enterprise customers.”

Kidaro technologies will be incorporated into future updates of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance, which currently includes five key technologies that help enterprises manage their desktops:

•Microsoft Application Virtualization

•Microsoft Asset Inventory Service

•Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management

•Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

•Microsoft System Center Desktop Error Monitoring

http://kidaro.com/

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/mar08/03-12ExpandVirtualizationPR.mspx

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Posted June 3, 2008 by Robert Smit [MVP] in Virtualization

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