Microsoft Is Working on a 'Cloud PC' Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft | July 21, 2020

Microsoft Is Working on a 'Cloud PC' Virtual Desktop Service
Microsoft has a "Cloud PC" effort under works that apparently will be somewhat different from existing Microsoft services, such as the Windows Virtual Desktop virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service. The Cloud PC effort is disclosed in a June 5 Microsoft job posting that was further described in a July 20 ZDNet article by veteran Microsoft reporter Mary Jo Foley. The job post explained that "Microsoft Cloud PC is a strategic, new offering that is built on top of Windows Virtual Desktop to delivering Desktop as a Service." Microsoft conceives of Cloud PC as a so-called internal "startup" effort.

Spotlight

While it is possible to virtualize almost any component of IT, this report will focus on three forms of virtualization: server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and virtualized appliances. A key reason for this focus is that significant synergies exist between and amongst these forms of virtualization.

Related News

OpenSynergy, Google, and Qualcomm to Collaborate on a Virtualized Android Automotive OS

OpenSynergy GmbH | July 07, 2020

OpenSynergy, today announced its yearlong collaboration with Google and Qualcomm on a reference platform with a virtualized Android Automotive OS instance running on top of OpenSynergy's COQOS Hypervisor SDK and Qualcomm's Snapdragon SA8155 automotive System on Chip (SoC). Google has announced collaborations with several vehicle manufacturers to power in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems with Android Automotive OS, Google's open-source Android platform. The automotive sector is moving towards consolidating increasingly complex and heterogeneous hardware subsystems such as the Instrument Cluster, Infotainment, Head up display etc. onto a single System on Chip (SoC) with mixed-criticality (safety-critical and non-critical) requirements. This enables tighter software integration between the subsystems, and allows for cost and weight savings. Hence, Google is working on virtualization of Android Automotive OS by leveraging and extending VIRTIO, an established virtualization standard maintained by the OASIS consortium, which Google is a member of. Virtualization allows multiple operating systems ("guests") with mixed-criticality requirements to share the same hardware ("host") managed by host software ("hypervisor"). Android Automotive OS will be supported as a guest virtual machine on automotive industry standard based hypervisors.

Read More

Login VSI Launches Login Enterprise 4.3

Login VSI | October 16, 2020

Login VSI, the company dedicated to maximizing the end-user experience, today announced the general availability of Login Enterprise 4.3. The release includes performance improvements and an enhanced API, enabling customers to easily integrate Login Enterprise 4.3 into their existing automation and workflows. Customers can drive Login Enterprise configurations via the new read/write APIs to automate acceptance, load, and continuous testing for VDI and Desktop environments - enabling tighter integration with automated desktop delivery systems.

Read More

VMWARE

vSMP MemoryONE 10.0 attains validation for VMware vSphere 7.0

ScaleMP | February 02, 2021

ScaleMP™, a main supplier of virtualization for very good quality processing, today announced that its vSMP MemoryONE has achieved VMware Partner Ready for vSphere validation. By approving vSMP MemoryONE 10.0 with VMware vSphere® 7.0, and accomplishing the VMware Partner Ready logo, ScaleMP has tried and confirmed its interoperability with vSphere and can completely oversee client service demands for vSMP MemoryONE with vSphere. “We are pleased that ScaleMP has validated vSMP MemoryONE for VMware vSphere. VMware Partner Ready for vSphere signifies to customers that vSMP MemoryONE can be deployed with the knowledge and reassurance that the partner fully supports the specified versions and configurations on VMware vSphere,” said Kristen Edwards, director of Technology Alliance Partner programs, VMware. VMware vSphere is the business' driving virtualization stage, helping associations run, oversee, interface, and secure more than 70 million outstanding burdens in like manner working conditions across mists. By utilizing vSMP MemoryONE with VMware vSphere, organizations can undoubtedly grow VM memory, up to many TBs, at a much lower cost, utilizing an assortment of very good quality NVMe gadgets, with DRAM-like execution. “VMware is used by many of our customers for data center virtualization,” said Shai Fultheim, CEO, ScaleMP. “With vSMP MemoryONE for VMware, our customers will enjoy enhanced capabilities and user experience, with the ability to run VMs with hundreds of GBs up to several TBs in a cost-effective way.” VMware Partner Ready projects permit partners to test and approve their answers that interoperate with explicit VMware stages. By finishing the Partner Ready interaction and accomplishing the Partner Ready logo, partners approve their items interoperability with VMware advances, and consent to exclusively oversee client assistance demands for the joined arrangement. About ScaleMP ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing increased performance and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO). The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture provides software-defined computing and software-defined memory by aggregating multiple independent systems or high-performance SSDs into single virtual systems. Using software to replace custom hardware systems and components, ScaleMP offers a revolutionary scale-up computing paradigm by delivering industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing for large compute and memory environments. Solutions based on ScaleMP technology are SAP-certified and compatible with both Intel and AMD processors; more than 10,000 systems run ScaleMP solutions in over 40 countries; ScaleMP OEMs and resellers include IT leaders such as Intel, Western Digital, Lenovo, Dell, and HPE; ScaleMP software has also been successfully deployed with servers from Fujitsu, Cisco, Huawei, Inspur, and Supermicro.

Read More

Spotlight

While it is possible to virtualize almost any component of IT, this report will focus on three forms of virtualization: server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and virtualized appliances. A key reason for this focus is that significant synergies exist between and amongst these forms of virtualization.