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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

A potential weak spot in the otherwise rather enticing offerings of Boston-based Softricity looks like it gets filled today with the announcement that it has launched a version of its SoftGrid Virtual Application Server that integrates with Microsoft’s Systems Management Server (SMS).

The ability to provide sysadmin staff with applications management information plus management control over the SoftGrid environment is an important step forward. In the here and now it should give existing Windows shops a degree more comfort that they can integrate management of a virtualised client environment into what Forrester Research surveys have indicated is the most widely used client management tool.

Further out, however, co-founder and VP of corporate marketing David Greschler indicated that Softricity is already casting its eye upon the potential opportunities of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), where integration with more complex infrastructure management tools will be a pre-requisite.

The SMS-compatible implementation will allow SoftGrid to push entire, virtualised applications down to client systems using SMS as the delivery mechanism, as well as providing the SMS asset discovery and metering tools with the capabilities needed to access the records of virtualised applications in order to track their operations.

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2006 6:21 AM Citrix , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top


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