Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop 2.5 Features: an open and secure application delivery solution
IMPORTANT READ FOR OVD! the new OVD 3.0 Release Candidate is now available for download and tests. You can find it here: http://www.ulteo.com/home/ovdi/openvirtualdesktop/3.0_rc
With Ulteo's Open Virtual Desktop (OVD) technology, corporations are able to quickly install and deploy an OVD Session Manager with one or more Application Servers. After defining users and creating a “publication”, employees can access the applications provided by Open Virtual Desktop in two available modes: traditional Desktop Mode or the new Application Portal mode. Linux and/or Windows applications are delivered seamlessly to user's desktops using a web browser. Linux applications are served from the OVD Application Server(s), while Windows applications are delivered via Terminal Services from Windows servers. Download the PDF product sheet. Ulteo OVD v2.5 brings scalability to address IT departments need to manage much larger desktop deployments and application delivery projects.[ Key benefits | Screenshots | Key features | Global infrastructure ]
Key benefits for IT
Key benefits for end-users
Infrastructure overview & Ulteo OVD final vision
A typical Ulteo OVD 2.x network architecture
Windows and/or Linux Application delivery
Ulteo's Open Virtual Desktop delivers applications that are hosted on Linux servers or via Windows Terminal Services to any Java-enabled web browser, to any desktop (Windows, MacOS, Linux, thin client), anywhere (WAN-enable).
The provided “base” set of Linux applications include the OpenOffice productivity suite, Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client, Pidgin instant messaging client, and more. Thousands of additional Linux applications may be installed and deployed by the system administrator.
End-user Web Interface
Applications are delivered to users by way of:
OVD has been designed to serve applications to thousands of users at the same time. Comprehensive tests and tuning have been performed to ensure excellent Linux & Windows® application servers load handling and directory management up to 50,000 users and more.
Sound and video
Complete sound support will be added in the next version of Ulteo OVD. Currently, OVD v2.5 web portal mode offers an embedded MP3 & FLV video player that lets users play multimedia files located in their home directory.
Easy and centrally managed Administrator Web console
A full-featured administrator web console is provided for configuring server settings, managing users, publishing applications, and for monitoring servers.
Collaboration for users and IT support
Users can easily collaborate with each other in real time, each having a view of the same desktop. IT administrators can control software applications to provide hands-on end-user support. Application sharing is also available within the web portal.
Microsoft Windows integration
Open Virtual Desktop delivers Linux and/or Windows-based applications to Windows and/or Linux desktops in a Java-enabled web browser. Cut, copy, paste and printing are all enabled.
Microsoft Active Directory and authentication
User authentication may be facilitated with Windows Active Directory and also with any LDAP server.
Microsoft or Linux file servers
Bandwidth usage improvement
New settings are available to reduce bandwidth usage. A clean 8-bit mode is now available for bandwidth usage down to 40kbps per client for common office tasks.
Monitoring, logging, reporting, load-balancing
Detailed monitoring, logging and reporting of Windows and Linux application servers are provided to the OVD administrator.
Security & remote acess
Open Virtual Desktop uses SSH-tunneling to secure the entire communication process. Full documentation is now available for configuring the system to use HTTPS for user session sign-ons.
And many others!
Other features include:
The Open Virtual Desktop is easy to get up-and-running with a fully automated installation process. A demonstration system may be deployed quickly and easily with the DVD ISO image which provides both the host operating system and Ulteo's OVD Session Manager and Application System.
Note: Ulteo's Open Virtual Desktop may be deployed for a test drive without any connection to external authentication sources or file servers.
Last edited on 02/08/2012 15:22:55