Ulteo introduces open source virtual desktop OVD 2.0. This new release delivers both Linux and/or Windows applications as complete virtual desktops – and also via web portal.
Published on 11/25/2009
Delivering Linux and/or Windows applications to virtualized desktops and/or web portals
Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) 1.0 was about delivering Linux and/or Windows applications to virtual desktops accessible from within or outside an organization. OVD 2.0 takes this concept even further by providing key additional features: “Some IT departments have the requirement of delivering complete desktops to end-users, but others would prefer to deliver individual applications. With OVD 2.0, users can simply click a link on a web page to launch a single application without the overhead of a complete desktop”, says Thierry Koehrlen CEO & co-founder of Ulteo. “Users can now log into their corporate portal and simply click a link to launch a remote Windows and/or Linux application, or they can click an icon to open a document with an associated remote application.”
Ulteo OVD 2.0 provides more implementation choices to IT departments
“OVD 2.0 is about providing more choices from an architecture perspective as well” adds Gaël Duval, Ulteo CTO and co-founder. “We are very focused on what our community of users is asking for. They wanted more options with Ulteo OVD, so we're happy to provide shared directories for greater user collaboration, the foundation for a wider assortment of supported databases, single sign-on, support for different web portal, ECMs, support for Windows Server 2003 and 2008, hypervisors, and more. OVD 2.0 delivers an impressive set of new features; upcoming point releases will further increase the list of supported products so that OVD will seamlessly fit into most current and future environments. For example, OVD can now run on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing environment. This ability was made possible with the help of the Open Source community which allows us to deliver an impressive list of features much faster than on our own.”
Ulteo OVD: a flexible Open Source Virtual Desktop solution for public and private organizations of all sizes, and also for telco and cloud companies
"In our daily interactions with the community of Ulteo users (Desktop Architects, System & support Administrators, IT managers), several key reasons are given for the adoption of Open Virtual Desktop" comments Thierry Koehrlen. “The number one reason is the ability to deploy Windows or Linux applications, and even a mixture of both, to a unified desktop environment. Ulteo users also greatly appreciate the cost reductions provided by our product, plus the fact that Ulteo Enterprise subscription plans provide a comprehensive and affordable support solution. The simplicity and ease-of-use of the system is another popular reason. And finally, the openness of the code and development process guarantees both flexibility and the ability to customize the product for any organization."
Mike Norman, Open Source Analyst at www.virtualizationpractice.com sums it up:
“Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) delivers Terminal Services, Linux and Windows desktop applications through a single portal to any Java-enabled browser, without installing a client application. In a market dominated by high-cost proprietary solutions, it offers a cost-effective Open Source desktop connection broker for enterprise applications and application service providers.”
Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop 2.0 is now available for download.
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Ulteo is the Open Source Enterprise Virtual Desktop and Application Delivery Solution company co-founded by veteran open source entrepreneurs Gaël Duval (founder of Mandrake Linux, a popular Linux distribution) and Thierry Koehrlen (co-founder of Intalio, the leading Open Source BPMS). Ulteo is proud to have won the “Best Open Source Start-up” award at the Open World Forum 2009.
Last edited on 11/25/2009 16:06:24