Quest Software Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), and Parallels today launched a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) bundle that offers enterprises a centralized Windows desktop deployment and management platform. The end-to-end stack significantly reduces the management and security headache of desktop computing, and reduces the investment required in hardware and software licenses.
The combination of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers server virtualization and Quest’s Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite (VAS) desktop brokering and management solution simplifies desktop and image management, improves security, addresses regulatory compliance and offers the most cost-efficient approach to terminal services.
“The bundled VDI solution from Quest Software and Parallels provides customers with a unique offering of high consolidation ratios and a reduction in image management requirements," said Michael Rose, Research Analyst at IDC. "The combined platform can enable organizations to build a VDI infrastructure with high density that maximizes management efficiency."
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers enables users to run multiple workloads as isolated, simultaneously executing virtual environments called “containers”. Since it is installed on top of the operating system (OS), the containers use the resources of the underlying host OS, rather than needing their own. This means a far greater density of workloads can be run on a physical server: three times that of other approaches. In addition, fewer deployed OS instances means the solution is easier to manage and containers can be provisioned with applications and services on-the-fly, with a single click.
"By delivering up to three times the number of virtual desktops on each physical server, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers makes VDI a truly cost effective solution," said Paul Ghostine, VP and General Manager of Quest Software’s Provision Networks division. “We see this partnership as an opportunity to further extend our leadership in the VDI space by giving customers a variety of platform choices for their desktop virtualization needs.”
Provision Networks Virtual Access Suite is the only enterprise-grade Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution, providing multi-platform integration and the most comprehensive desktop lifecycle management capabilities. These include automated provisioning, sysprep editing, AD integration, power management, support for application streaming, advanced brokering and arbitration, a complete scheduling infrastructure for automated task execution, and the best experience for LAN and WAN users.
“The combination of our two best-of-breed solutions offers customers a desktop computing solution that reduces management headaches and easily scales to meet the business’ needs,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, Parallels. "We are pleased to work with Quest Software’s Provision Networks Division, providing customers an easy path to centralizing, virtualizing and optimizing their desktop infrastructure.”
About Quest Software, Inc. and the Provision Networks Division
Quest Software, Inc. (quest.com), a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 90,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest provides customers with client management as well as server and desktop virtualization solutions through its subsidiaries, ScriptLogic, Vizioncore and Provision Networks.
Provision Networks (provisionnetworks.com), a division of Quest Software, is a global provider of presentation and desktop virtualization solutions. Provision Networks solutions embrace and extend the Microsoft Terminal Services platform and Virtual Infrastructure platforms from Microsoft, Parallels, Virtual Iron, and VMware, delivering resilient, scalable and dynamic on-demand desktop deployment and application delivery for enterprises worldwide.
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 presentation and desktop infrastructure virtualization.
About Parallels Virtuozzo Containers
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the world’s leading operating system (OS) virtualization solution, dynamically partitions a single Linux or Windows operating system instance into highly efficient and scalable virtual environments. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers includes patented technology that enables density of up to hundreds of virtual environments per physical server. Unlike virtual machines and hypervisors, Virtuozzo Containers addresses the challenges of operating system sprawl faced by today's data centers. Its unique architecture and management tools make Parallels Virtuozzo Containers the ideal solution for provisioning, monitoring and managing virtualized server resources.
About Parallels - Optimized Computing
Parallels (parallels.com)is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses and service providers across all major hardware, operating system and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe and Asia.
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