RingCube Technologies, the leading provider of managed virtual workspaces, today announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2010 the latest in desktop virtualization innovations delivered in RingCube’s award-winning vDesk solution, including availability of the hardware-assisted workspace virtualization for superior performance, security enhancements and cost savings required by enterprises.
Today’s announcement from RingCube also marks the availability of a hardware-assisted workspace virtualization solution on Windows 7 x64. RingCube’s vDesk solution runs initially on Intel® Core™ vPro™ family of processors, with broader support planned in a future release.
RingCube vDesk is a high-performance enterprise desktop virtualization solution that simplifies the creation, access and management of Windows desktops through Workspace Virtualization. With today’s launch at IDF, RingCube is demonstrating vDesk on Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based PCs this week in its Booth No. 666, and also live on stage at the Intel Core vPro Theater.
Hardware-based virtualization capabilities delivered by RingCube on Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors deliver distinct advantages for enterprises, including security isolation of business-critical applications and enterprise information. PCs powered with RingCube vDesk on Windows 7 x64 and Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors give customers greater security control, and deliver uncompromised desktop performance that is accessible online or offline, maximizing the productivity of end users.
“Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors are the premier hardware platforms we have chosen to first deliver vDesk support on Windows 7 x64,” said Doug Dooley, vice president of Product Management and Marketing, RingCube. “The Intel Developer Forum is a perfect venue to allow RingCube to showcase what we have developed and are now delivering. It also shows where RingCube is headed when it comes to hardware-assisted workspace virtualization for superior security, performance, mobility and cost savings using vDesk on Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors.”
“The RingCube vDesk release for Windows 7 x64 – initially on Intel® Core™ vPro™ family of processors – is an important achievement for RingCube,” said Charlton Barreto Ph.D., Intel technology strategist and platform architect. “RingCube vDesk, together with Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, delivers an innovative, high-performance virtual desktop experience, while meeting the security, manageability and mobility requirements of workers.”
RingCube vDesk’s unique Virtual Workspace technology separates the user’s desktop environment – including applications, data and settings – from the operating system and encapsulates it into a secure container while automatically backing up every virtual desktop to a centralized server. Users can run their vDesk workspace at the office or on unmanaged PCs – at home, or at disaster recovery site. When users start their vDesk workspace, it transforms any Windows PC into their own familiar corporate workspace where users can access their files, applications, settings and entire desktop, just as if they were on their own business PC whether online or offline from the network.
vDesk Advantages Include:
• No second operating system to license or manage;
• High-performance virtualization technology;
• Runs at 99 percent of the native host PC performance;
• Four flexible deployment options: PC, Drive, Network, VDI;
• MobileSync provides offline synchronization;
• No need for data center build out.
vDesk 3.1 is generally available now and vDesk 3.2 Early Access release with hardware-assistance on Windows 7 x64 is also available today on platforms based on the Intel® Core™ vPro™ family of processors.
About RingCube Technologies, Inc.
RingCube (ringcube.com) is the leading provider of workspace virtualization. The company’s innovative virtualization solution, vDesk, enables users to securely access their complete desktop computing experience from any Windows PC anywhere in the world. With vDesk, organizations can increase user productivity, lower desktop management and support costs, and eliminate the performance and resource overhead commonly found with legacy virtualization approaches. The company is privately held and based in Mountain View, California.