Virtual Bridges Unveils Win4Solaris

Virtual Bridges announced the release and immediate availability of Win4Solaris Pro Desktop

May 17, 2007

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Virtual Bridges, a provider of enterprise and SMB solutions using virtualization for business, announced today the release and immediate availability of Win4Solaris Pro Desktop and Win4Solaris Virtual Desktop Server (VDS).

Win4Solaris Pro Desktop runs as an application on x86 systems with the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS), allowing users to run Windows applications and desktops on such systems with seamless ease.

Win4Solaris Virtual Desktop Server combines with Sun Ray and Secure Global Desktop to allow users to serve Windows application sessions from a Solaris 10s based server, no longer requiring a separate Windows server to provide access to Windows applications. The combination of Win4Solaris VDS and Sun Ray is the most powerful remote virtual desktop on the market.

Unlike other virtualization solutions, the Virtual Bridges “Win4* family” of products, which includes Win4Lin, Win4Solaris, Win4BSD and Win4SCO (aka Merge), focuses on integration with the host Unix or Linux environment. Rather than support multiple guest OS environments, Virtual Bridges specializes in virtualizing Windows for Unix and Linux users for both ease of use as well as utilization efficiencies – there is no need to maintain a separate Windows box for a handful of occasionally used Windows applications.

"The ability for Solaris to host Windows applications is important for our customers,” said Marc Hamilton, Vice President, Solaris marketing Sun Microsystems. “Win4Solaris elegantly addresses this need in a way that complements both our Solaris workstations as well as our Sun Ray thin clients. Customers are very excited when they realize they can keep familiar applications and at the same time reduce the vulnerability and cost of their desktop environments."

Sun Microsystems Inc.

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