VMware is targeting the rapidly growing desktop virtualisation space with the introduction of its signature virtual desktop solution, dubbed as “View 4.0” after having managed to corner the server virtualisation market.
The prime feature of this new release from the labs of the VMware is that it paves the way for the delivery of virtual desktop in a device-agnostic manner, which implies offering businesses the flexibility to run virtual desktops on a range of devices, including regular desktops, laptops, as well as smartphones.
Furthermore, View 4.0 is based on the PC-over-IP concept, which would ensure virtual desktops to function at par with the real ones, according to the company. The company is hoping View 4.0 to leverage the grand success of its signature vSphere, which forms the very basis of this new desktop virtualisation platform.
Citing the same, T. Srinivasan, MD VMware India and Saarc, said, “vSphere has seen a tremendous response from our 22,000 global customers worldwide within just few months of its launch. We expect View 4 to do even better.”
The latest update also presents a lucrative business opportunity to the company’s channel partners, as they can now make use of View 4.0 to offer outsourced desktop management services to their clients, Mr Srinivasan added.
VMWare knows that it needs to explore other markets as the one it initially flourished in, server virtualisation, has already matured and is now the battleground for a number of big and small competitors including IBM and Microsoft.