PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center, today enhanced its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution with the new VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2. Available immediately, VMware Desktop Manager 2 allows users to securely connect to their virtual desktops in the data center and gives IT administrators an easy and cost-effective way to manage virtual desktops. Major industry leaders, including Dell, HP, IBM, NEC and Wyse Technology, have embraced and extended VMware's virtual desktop solution, making it a complete desktop virtualization solution for the enterprise.
VMware VDI integrates VMware Infrastructure 3 and VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2 and provides an easy-to-manage desktop virtualization solution that takes advantage of virtualization technology used by more than 100,000 organizations. VMware VDI streamlines desktop management, reduces operational costs and provides business continuity capabilities that until now were available only for mission-critical server applications. By leveraging the capabilities of VMware Infrastructure 3, no other desktop virtualization solution offers comparable enterprise-class performance, reliability, security, manageability and seamless integration in a single solution.
VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2 is a desktop management server that connects users to virtual desktops in the data center. With VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, end users can securely access their virtual desktops using either a personal computer or thin client. The product's easy-to-use interface lets administrators manage thousands of desktops at once, and reduces the time it takes to provision a new desktop from hours to minutes.
"With VMware VDI, we've taken our desktop virtualization implementation to the next level and made our investment in VMware virtualization go even further," said Steve Beaver, systems administrator at Florida Hospital. "VMware's enterprise-class Virtual Desktop Manager 2 gives us a tightly integrated desktop virtualization solution that lets us rapidly provision new desktops to end users, reduce our support costs and manage desktops more efficiently across our organization."