Virtualization of servers and desktops is a trend that’s being adopted by businesses of all sizes. One of the most popular types that companies employ is the virtualization of their desktop systems; placing the software and OS on the cloud, leading to a decreased need for powerful machines. VMware’s View allows companies to do just that, and it’s recently been updated.
For those who are unfamiliar with VMware, they’re a leading virtualization company, whose solutions allow companies to virtualize any aspect of their business. One of their most popular products is View.
What is View?
VMware View, geared towards businesses, allows desktops to be virtualized. It essentially moves a user’s desktop software, OS and essential programs, onto servers – in the cloud. Users use their physical system – mouse, keyboard, monitor and computer – to access their desktop via an Internet connection. If you’ve heard the term remote desktop, View is akin to that.
Updates to View
View was recently updated to version 5.1 and with the update, three new features were introduced that could be useful to small businesses.
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