Pano Logic Delivers Enterprise LAN Capabilities in New Release of Virtual Desktop Solution
New Software Release Provides Features Fine-Tuned for LAN Deployments With Usage Models, Enhanced Resource Management and Up-to-Date Support for VMware Virtualization Infrastructure
Pano Logic™ today announced a new software release for its revolutionary desktop virtualization solution. Pano Logic leverages existing server virtualization technologies to create a new approach to desktop computing that dramatically lowers total cost of ownership while increasing security, management and mobility. The new software release, Pano Virtual Desktop Solution 1.5, is optimized for LAN deployments, supports VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VMware VirtualCenter 2.5, enables new usage models and provides more efficient resource management capabilities.
“The desktop virtualization market is ready for innovation and new technology, and Pano Logic’s approach to centralizing all software and management in the data center is the first step in making desktop virtualization easier to manage and more attainable,” said Michael Fodor, VP of Product Management at Pano Logic. “The new release’s emphasis on LAN optimization and usage models is important, and will prove incredibly useful as more enterprises begin to identify and differentiate the needs for desktop virtualization in their LAN environments from their WAN environments.”
Launched in August 2007, Pano Logic reinvents desktop computing by enabling a totally new approach to the traditional PC-centric desktop architecture. The Pano Virtual Desktop Solution is designed from the ground up to extend hypervisor-based server virtualization infrastructure from the datacenter to the desktop. The Pano solution’s ability to uniquely leverage existing virtualization hypervisor technology provides both the lowest cost and easiest to install implementation of virtualized clients in the market.
New features include:
· Support for the latest VMware releases – Adds support for the latest versions of VMware Infrastructure 3 including ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5.
· Kiosk mode usage model – Enables Pano devices to be deployed in public or shared locations for any user. Kiosk mode allows users to have easy access to limited-purpose, highly secure virtual desktops, whether deployed in conference rooms, lobbies or shared work areas.
· Device- and location-based usage model – Provides access to designated desktop virtual machines based on the particular Pano device being used. Device restricted mapping allows users to be connected to desktop virtual machines based on the Pano device and its location within the network. For industries such as healthcare that must comply with data privacy policies based on physical and logical rules, this usage model provides the advantages of desktop virtualization while still enabling location based policies.
· Resource optimization – Conserves CPU and memory resources by shutting down idle desktop virtual machines (DVMs) when not needed.
· Expanded USB peripheral support – Adds certified support for more USB peripherals, including printers, scanners and authentication devices such as fingerprint readers and proximity cards.
“We focus on providing best-of-breed virtual infrastructure solutions to our customers, and view Pano Logic’s approach to desktop virtualization as an incredibly revolutionary way for end-users to lower TCO and obtain a number of benefits,” said Jeffrey Slapp, president and CEO of Fairway Consulting Group, Inc., a virtual infrastructure solutions provider. “Pano Logic is quick and easy to deploy, enabling us to be much more profitable at desktop management, and the configurable Pano Button will allow us to offer additional services around the core Pano solution.”
Availability and Pricing
The new 1.5 software release will be available on February 25, 2008. Pricing for the Pano Virtual Desktop Solution starts at $300 for a single Pano client. For more information, contact 1-650-454-8953 or visit www.panologic.com.
About Pano Virtual Desktop Solution
The Pano Virtual Desktop Solution includes the hardware clients and software components required to turn standard virtual infrastructure into a purpose-build virtual desktop solution. The key components of the solution are the:
· Pano Device – Designed by an award-winning industrial design firm, the Pano device is a zero client- no CPU, no memory, no operating system, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. The Pano device connects keyboard, mouse, display, audio and USB peripherals over an existing IP network to an instance of Windows XP or Vista running on a virtualized server. Pano is power friendly, consuming only 3% of the energy consumed by a traditional desktop computer.
· Pano Management Server – A centralized service and web-based management interface which enables administrators to manage the entire virtual desktop installation by integrating with existing directory services and virtual infrastructure managers.
· Pano Desktop Service – A lightweight service residing within each desktop virtual machine links peripherals attached to the Pano to the unmodified Windows drivers residing in the virtual machine. This design guarantees that all existing Windows drivers will work without modification.
About Pano Logic
Founded in 2006, Pano Logic develops virtualization-based software and hardware solutions that deliver superior desktop computing. The company is privately held, and backed by leading investment firms ComVentures, Foundation Capital and Goldman Sachs. Pano Logic is headquartered in Menlo Park, California and has an office in Toronto, Canada. For more information about Pano Logic, visit www.panologic.com.
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-947-7400