RingCube vDesk with VMware Fusion

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Users can access their virtual desktop environment from any Windows PC. For deployments of vDesk, host OS (operating system) compatibility is necessary for end users. There is also an emerging class of users who require access to their desktop environment from both their Windows and Mac OS X PCs. VMware Fusion provides that easy-to-use solution for running the Windows OS on Mac OS hardware.

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RingCube vDesk with VMware Fusion

  1. 1. SOLUTION BRIEF Benefits • Delivers managed corporate RingCube vDesk with desktop solution for Mac operating system. VMware Fusion • Provides isolation between the corporate desktop environment BUSINESS CHALLENGE and the user’s personal desktop Desktop computing environments are one of the most environment across Windows and important productivity tools used by business professionals Mac PCs. for accessing applications, data, and personal settings. • Reduce the time, cost, and IT administrators are tasked with providing anytime, complexity of supporting anywhere access to these desktop environments, whether employees, whether they from managed or unmanaged assets, laptops, or desktop they work in the office, on the PCs. Increasingly, administrators must provide access across both Windows and Mac OS X platforms, as well. IT admin- road, or from home. istrators also need a solution that allows them to provision and manage these desktop environments from a central location whether the users access these desktops from the office, on the road, or from home. RingCube’s vDesk solution provides a complete managed Windows desktop virtualization solution that allows a user’s desktop environment to be decoupled from the operating system and encapsulated into a secure container, including applications, data, settings and system resources. Users can access their virtual desktop environment from any Windows PC. For deployments of vDesk, host OS (operating system) compatibility is necessary for end users. There is also an emerging class of users who require access to their desktop environment from both their Windows and Mac OS X PCs. VMware Fusion provides that easy-to-use solution for running the Windows OS on Mac OS hardware.
  2. 2. SOLUTION BRIEF Solution Description vDesk is a high-performance enter- prise desktop virtualization solution that delivers employees, contractors and customers anytime, anywhere access to a personalized desktop environment containing applications, data and settings. Users can access required applica- tions and data from any Windows environment with minimal overhead (memory, CPU), no hardware compati- bility issues, and no need for an additional running copy of Windows. vDesk provides IT administrators with centralized management of corporate desktop environments through AAA integration with Active Directory, as well as policy creation and enforcement of security, About RingCube isolation, and personalization settings. VMware offers RingCube is the leading provider of the managed virtual a full range of virtualization and automation software workspace. The company’s innovative virtualization for consumers, businesses, and service providers. software platform, vDesk, enables enterprise users to VMware Fusion enables users to run Windows side- securely access their complete desktop computing by-side with Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac. experience from any Windows PC anywhere in the world. VMware Fusion’s virtual Windows environment can With vDesk, organizations can increase user productivity, also enable Mac users to run vDesk managed desktop lower desktop management and support costs, and environments across platforms. eliminate the performance and resource overhead commonly found with legacy virtualization approaches. RingCube’s vDesk with VMware Fusion provides a The company is privately held and based in Mountain complete solution for provisioning and securely managing View, CA. For more information, please visit virtual desktops to both managed and unmanaged www.ringcube.com. computers running either Windows or Mac OS X. With VMware Fusion, Mac users can maintain secure access to their corporate desktop environment on About VMware managed corporate assets or their own Mac computers VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the global leader in virtualization at home. The joint vDesk and VMware Fusion solution solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. Customers allows IT managers to isolate a corporate environment of all sizes rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating from an unmanaged Mac environment, increasing secure expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security user mobility. In addition, centralized management and go green. With 2007 revenues of $1.3 billion, more capabilities of vDesk are extended to Mac OS PCs. than 120,000 customers and nearly 18,000 partners, VMware is one of the fastest growing public software companies. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is majority-owned by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and on the web at www.vmware.com. 2

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