Virtual Bridges announced today the release of a major upgrade to its Win4VDI family of products. The company says the Version 5 release brings Win4VDI on par with the company’s standalone Desktop offerings.
Win4VDI, Virtual Bridges’ Educational/SMB and enterprise product, allows an organization to easily and cost-effectively deliver multiple Windows desktop sessions to PCs, Workstations and thin clients from a non-Windows server such as Linux and Solaris OS.
With this release Win4Lin Virtual Desktop Server and Win4Solaris Virtual Desktop Server have been renamed to Win4VDI for consistency with the growing Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) market space that Virtual Bridges founded with their Win4Lin Terminal Server (WTS) products.
Features of Win4VDI Products include:
- Dynamic Renewable Desktops for instant deployment and centralized software updates and patches
- Easy to use and install thanks to powerful management console and comprehensive documentation
- Seamless remote printing over LAN, WAN, or Internet
- Highly scalable infrastructure, supporting high server density
- Powerful new architecture improves performance, scalability, security, and reliability
- Win4DI for Linux: Works on any 32-bit or 64-bit x86 Linux platform running a 2.6.x kernel
- Supports connectivity from almost any type of client (PC, thin client, workstation)
- Centralized management and provisioning of users
- Consistent user access to personal desktop environment from home, office and other network connected locations.
- Support for multiple remote display choices – Win4Lin client, NoMachine, LTSP, VNC, and X, for example
- Increased security and reliability by running on Linux and Solaris servers
- Lock down Windows read, write and other operations with Linux and Solaris permissions – an administrator’s dream!
- Provide standard application environments to users regardless of desktop hardware and operating system – Windows, UNIX, or Linux on the client, but standard application profile served from Win4VDI servers.
Win4VDI allows organizations to standardize the application environment to users regardless of desktop hardware and operating system – Windows, UNIX, Linux or Mac can be used on the client, but a common application profile can be created and served from Win4VDI server configurations such as blade servers, rack arrays or large multi-way machines.
Win4VDI for Linux and Win4VDI for Solaris are available immediately. Win4VDI is priced at $125 per user with a minimum configuration of 10 seats. Win4VDI for Workgoups, a 10-seat configuration is being offered at a special price of $699 until September 15, 2008.