Skylark aims to provide a generic platform which enables cloud applications to be easily deployed and accessed.
In the front-end, Skylark ports Spice to Xen and customizes Spice for application window delivery and display. Skylark users can start any application subscribed from Skylark application store and does not need to know whether it runs in Linux or Windows.
In the back-end, by providing Xen Image File System (Xen-IFS), multiple VMs are allowed to start up simultaneously from the same snapshot or the same disk image. Xen-IFS will automatically keep and isolate the private data produced by each VM.
Skylark makes it possible for Multiple User Single Installation (MUSI) among VMs, and also makes it easy for application delivery through remote VM access.