Provision Networks Unveils Project TITAN at VMworld2005
Check out this very interesting press release from Provision Networks. They have announced a technology that will help turn your XP workstation in to a mini Terminal Server and allow you to take advantage of the application running on XP devices. Sort of reminds me of a Citrix announcement, way back in like 2001 – 2002 timeframe, which brought ICA to the desktop. With the enhancements of RDP and the management Provision brings to the plate this makes a very compelling solution! I can’t wait to see it!!!
October 20, 2005 – Las Vegas, Nevada. Provision Networks, the global provider of virtualized access infrastructure solutions for the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Terminal Server platform, unveiled this week at VMworld 2005 an early release of Project Titan, its much anticipated framework for provisioning Windows XP desktops and published applications using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services.
Project Titan is the codename for Provision Networks’ upcoming technology which is designed to transform corporate Windows XP desktop computers into single-user “terminal servers” by leveraging Provision Networks’ core PMF components, including application publishing, seamless windows, session sharing, universal printing, USB-based device support, hybrid user profile management, desktop management, access control, Web interface, and SSL gateway.
Project Titan delivers the full-featured Windows XP experience to enterprise and
mobile users and is touted as an enterprise alternative to subscription-based remote desktop access solutions. In conjunction with Project Titan, the company’s flagship Provision Management Framework, Enterprise Edition, will provide unified access to applications hosted on both Windows Terminal Servers and Windows XP desktop computers using Microsoft’s RDP protocol and a common set of core technologies developed by Provision Networks.
Provision Networks also demonstrated a version of Project Titan whereby the VMware ESX Server platform is leveraged for hosting and managing virtual Windows XP workstations for the purpose of delivering the same core features mentioned above.
Project Titan works as follows: using the Provision-IT AppPortal client or the Internet Explorer web browser, users gain secure, authenticated access to their corporate applications running on their office computers or virtual Windows XP guest machines hosted on VMware ESX servers. Depending on their individual preferences, users are able to receive either a full desktop experience or individual applications displayed seamlessly on their local workstations. Slated for final release in the first quarter of 2006, Provision Networks will also be simultaneously releasing a Java-based implementation of the Terminal Services client.
When released in early 2006, Project Titan will be available as an integrated module within the Provision Management Framework, Enterprise Edition or as a standalone secure desktop access solution enabling employees to instantly and securely “remote into” their XP desktops and use their corporate email, other applications, intranet, local and network files and all other corporate resources.
About Provision Networks
Provision Networks is a global provider of virtualized access infrastructure provisioning, management, optimization and security. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Windows 2003 Terminal Services platform, delivering resilient and scalable on-demand access for enterprises worldwide.
The Provision Management Framework (PMF), Enterprise Edition is a full-featured access infrastructure solution that leverages the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 platform, and delivers anywhere, anytime access to applications and network resources. Enterprise features such as Seamless Windows, Application Publishing, Load Balancing, Access Control, a Web Portal and an SSL Gateway embrace the RDP protocol and enhance the deployment, manageability, performance, and security of Terminal Services environments of all sizes.
With a world-class client list, comprised of some of the world’s largest commercial enterprises, and government organizations, Provision Networks is the most trusted name in access infrastructure management, security, and optimization.
To learn more about Provision Networks and our enterprise access solutions, please visit us at www.ProvisionNetworks.com