VMware Updates Desktop Manager, Integrates With VDI
- By Becky Nagel
- January 31, 2008
Yesterday VMware announced it released a live version of Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2 and integrated it with its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management product.
VDM 2, an enhanced desktop broker tool, lets IT pros manage thousands of virtual desktops at a time and create new desktops in minutes, according to the company. By integrating the VDM for the first time with VDI, VMware is offering its clients a "complete desktop virtualization solution for the enterprise," the company said.
"Our expanded VDI solution now provides these organizations with a complete and integrated, end-to-end desktop virtualization solution," Jeff Jennings, vice president of desktop products and solutions at VMware, said in a released statement. "Customers can now manage virtual desktops with greater levels of operational efficiency, flexibility, and security."
VDM 2 originally debuted in beta format in September. It is based on technology that the company picked up when it acquired Prospero in April 2007.
VDI is available in two editions -- Starter (10 virtual desktops) and Bundle (100 virtual desktops) -- with a list price of $150 per user. Those using earlier versions of the infrastructure suite can purchase VDM licenses separately for $50 per concurrent user.
A free 60-day demo is available for download here.