ViewSonic Intros Turnkey Desktop Virtualization Platform
ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100
ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365. The converged
platform is intended to simplify the process of setting up and managing virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI) in small-to-medium-sized organizations.
The VSA100 is a pocket-sized server appliance running MaximumBit's
Desktop365 software. It's the first product to emerge from the partnership
between ViewSonic and MaximumBit, and
the companies claim the VSA100 will make it easier for smaller organizations to
implement VDI by simplifying administration and reducing costs. The server
appliance can be installed on premises, but IT administrators can manage the
system from the cloud through the Desktop365 software.
According to a news release from the companies, the VSA100 supports the
complete Citrix software stack, including XenDesktop and XenApp, and the
ViewSonic will be showcasing the VSA100 at the Citrix Synergy conference in
Orlando, FL. ViewSonic and MaximumBit have not announced support for VMware
View or other VDI platforms.
Key features of the VSA100 include:
- Setup wizard to provision and install the complete Citrix software stack
on the VSA100 server appliance;
- Built-in management portal;
- Template-based application image management and provisioning
- Customizable application gallery that lets end users subscribe to
applications on demand;
- Tools for user support and IT operations; and
- Automation of frequent and time-consuming tasks.
The VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365
will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].