Alex Vasilevsky Founder and Chief Technology Officer Virtual Computer, Inc The Future of Virtual Desktops: Offline and Mob...
About Virtual Computer Inc. <ul><li>Who we are:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture-backed software company in the Boston area ...
Transformation to Mobile in Full Swing <ul><li>By 2009, more than half of the PCs bought by businesses  will be notebooks ...
Mobile Computing IT Challenges Lost Laptops  (risk of losing control) Data Leakage  (compliance) Unmanaged PCs  (home, con...
Mobile Computing Needs © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  Laptop Users IT   Management Familiarity and Usability <ul><li>Insati...
Virtualization Can Help <ul><li>Virtualization can address security & management of mobile PC and desktop environments </l...
What is Desktop Virtualization? <ul><li>Desktop Virtualization is NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Remote Desktop </li></u...
Server-Hosted Desktop Virtualization © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  Repetitive Tasks <ul><li>Call Centers </li></ul><ul><li...
Client-Hosted Desktop Virtualization © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  Laptop Mobile Work <ul><li>Executive Management </li></...
NxTop   Next Generation Virtual Desktops  © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  Centralized Management  Distributed Execution Vir...
Today’s Business PC – before NxTop © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
NxTop    Untangles Windows © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  Policy Operating System Hardware User Data Applications Managed ...
NxTop    Architecture  Mobile Users Main Office NxTop Clients NxTop Center NxTop Image  Repository User Data OS Images Ap...
NxTop Center Architecture XML over HTTPS NxTop Center Web GUI CLI/Scripting NxTop Center API End-Point Control Protocol 3r...
NxTop Engine Architecture © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  WAN/LAN … Size of objects is not to scale PC Hardware Security Zon...
NxTop Center Screenshots © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
The Benefits of Desktop Virtualization <ul><li>Hardware Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Pr...
Where Can I Use NxTop? <ul><li>Mobile User </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complement to Server Based VDI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mul...
NxTop Addresses Enterprise Needs © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.  End-user Experiences and Usability Security, Encryption and...
Q & A © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
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    1. 1. Alex Vasilevsky Founder and Chief Technology Officer Virtual Computer, Inc The Future of Virtual Desktops: Offline and Mobile © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    2. 2. About Virtual Computer Inc. <ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Venture-backed software company in the Boston area funded by Tier-1 investors including Flybridge Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What we do: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software that improves the manageability, reliability and security of personal computers through the use of advanced virtualization technologies while enhancing the user’s experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our customer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Managers who deploy and support personal computers in their organization </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    3. 3. Transformation to Mobile in Full Swing <ul><li>By 2009, more than half of the PCs bought by businesses will be notebooks 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile workforce projected to reach 850 million worldwide by 2009 2 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. has the most mobile-enabled workforce, expected to reach over 70% by 2009 </li></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. <ul><li>Gartner: Predicts 2007: Client Computing Changes Abound, November 16, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>IDC: Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2005 – 2009 Forecast and Analysis, October 2005 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Mobile Computing IT Challenges Lost Laptops (risk of losing control) Data Leakage (compliance) Unmanaged PCs (home, contractors) Malware, Viruses (expose corporate data) © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. 1000’s of unique devices and configurations Costly to upgrade and maintain Haphazard backup and recovery Manageability of multiple applications Insecure Difficult to Manage
    5. 5. Mobile Computing Needs © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Laptop Users IT Management Familiarity and Usability <ul><li>Insatiable demand for mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Platform flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Customized and personal computing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Quick recovery from problems </li></ul>Control and Manageability <ul><li>Centralized management and control </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer platforms, fewer images, less customization </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable and secure </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to support </li></ul>
    6. 6. Virtualization Can Help <ul><li>Virtualization can address security & management of mobile PC and desktop environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On servers, virtualization has already delivered dramatic improvements in manageability and security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moving virtualization benefits to edge computing in the enterprise has the potential to deliver significant benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly improved security, manageability, and access to desktop applications in a distributed world </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    7. 7. What is Desktop Virtualization? <ul><li>Desktop Virtualization is NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Remote Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Application Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical PC Blades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desktop Virtualization is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User’s complete desktop environment… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operating system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User data and any customizations deployed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… as a self contained package </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    8. 8. Server-Hosted Desktop Virtualization © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Repetitive Tasks <ul><li>Call Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Retail POS </li></ul><ul><li>Branch Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Order Entry </li></ul>Unstructured Work <ul><li>Finance and Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul>Server Client Network
    9. 9. Client-Hosted Desktop Virtualization © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Laptop Mobile Work <ul><li>Executive Management </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Field Service Technicians </li></ul>
    10. 10. NxTop  Next Generation Virtual Desktops © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Centralized Management Distributed Execution Virtual Desktops Centralized OS Management Centralized Application Management User Friendly IT Friendly Mobile Seamless Security and Backup NxTop  Rich Media Experience Centralized User Data Management
    11. 11. Today’s Business PC – before NxTop © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    12. 12. NxTop  Untangles Windows © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Policy Operating System Hardware User Data Applications Managed Platform
    13. 13. NxTop  Architecture Mobile Users Main Office NxTop Clients NxTop Center NxTop Image Repository User Data OS Images Applications Patches LAN/WAN Browser Based Interface © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. Management System Client Systems
    14. 14. NxTop Center Architecture XML over HTTPS NxTop Center Web GUI CLI/Scripting NxTop Center API End-Point Control Protocol 3rd Party Clients © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. NxTop Engine Windows XP Windows Vista
    15. 15. NxTop Engine Architecture © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. WAN/LAN … Size of objects is not to scale PC Hardware Security Zone Management Zone Policy Zone Hypervisor NxTop Engine NxTop Center Guest 1 Applications Virtual HW Windows XP User Data Guest 2 Applications Virtual HW Vista User Data
    16. 16. NxTop Center Screenshots © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    17. 17. The Benefits of Desktop Virtualization <ul><li>Hardware Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Provisioning </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation/ Encapsulation </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Legacy Applications </li></ul><ul><li>New User Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Troubleshooting and Resolution </li></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    18. 18. Where Can I Use NxTop? <ul><li>Mobile User </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complement to Server Based VDI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple Virtual Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separates “personal” OS from corporate OS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contractors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate OS without destruction of the existing installation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Migrate to Vista while supporting legacy apps on XP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid porting and testing costs, maintain seamless user experience </li></ul></ul>© 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.
    19. 19. NxTop Addresses Enterprise Needs © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc. End-user Experiences and Usability Security, Encryption and Leak Prevention Centralized Managing and Monitoring Auto-Install, Image Delivery and Update Self-cleaning Desktop Environment
    20. 20. Q & A © 2008 Virtual Computer Inc.

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