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Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Tech with Microsoft Hyper-V Support
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A company that has developed technology for desktop virtualization has released a new version of its product with expanded hypervisor support. Pano Logic's Pano System 3.5 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V along with VMware. This addition, according to the company, will enable the IT manager to switch out its hypervisor from one to the other--or use both as long as each is in its own server environment--without having to make changes to the desktop virtualization software.
A hypervisor is a program that allows multiple operating systems to run side by side on the same computer's "bare metal." Desktop virtualization software is an approach that allows the user to run a desktop environment that's fed from a remote central server. In the case of Pano Logic, the company has developed the Pano Device, which contains no operating system, software, or storage, but does provide USB and VGA ports for the user to hook up peripherals, such as a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. An instance of the operating system, a version of Windows, is delivered to each user from the server.
The new release of Pano System also provides support for the latest versions of VMware vSphere, ESX/ESXi, and vCenter Server. Smaller tweaks address idle time and disconnect timeout behavior and offer closer integration with vCenter Server and View Connection Server, VMware programs for managing its virtual environments.
"We're fielding accelerated interest from Hyper-V users in our solution and we responded with support," said CEO, John Kish. "What this means is that with our Pano System, the endpoint device no longer dictates the infrastructure decisions IT managers must make when deciding what's best for their organizations. Allowing desktop and infrastructure independence makes deploying and managing desktop virtualization even simpler."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.