Red Hat acquires Qumranet's desktop virtualization
robark at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 19:39:34 UTC 2009
How does Red Hat acquiring Qumranet (SolidICE, SPICE desktop
virtualization) affect K12Linux?
Are there plans for parts of this technology to eventually become part
"Qumranet also developed SolidICE, a high-performance, scalable,
desktop virtualization solution built specifically for virtual
desktops, not simply a retrofit from server virtualization solutions.
SolidICE is designed to enable a user's Windows or Linux desktop to
run in a virtual machine that is hosted on a central server. It is
based on the industry-leading Simple Protocol for Independent
Computing Environments (SPICE) protocol, which overcomes key barriers
to VDI adoption, including a superior user experience enabled by the
SPICE protocol capabilities. SolidICE offers superiority over
competition in three aspects:
A user experience indistinguishable from a physical PC (Windows and
Linux desktops) via the SPICE remote rendering technology
3-5x cost-performance improvement over retrofitted server
Scalable, purpose-built management
For more information, please see the related whitepapers:
and videos: http://www.qumranet.com/products-and-solutions/video-library."
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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