Today, Pano Logic launched Pano System for Cloud, a software infrastructure that brings the Google Chrome browsing experience to zero client devices characterized by the lack of a processor, storage, memory and operating system. By using Pano System for Cloud, enterprises can centralize computing resources within a data center and deliver a computing option to zero clients based on Google Chrome’s ability to access SaaS applications or other web-based applications. Users leverage the familiar Google Chrome browsing experience to access web-based applications such as Google apps or the Microsoft Office 365 suite of online applications. Geared towards organizations that lack the need for a full-blown Windows environment, Pano System for Cloud empowers users to take advantage of the increasing richness of the SaaS ecosystem of productivity applications.
Key benefits of the Pano System for Cloud include the following:
• Cost savings related to the eliminated need for software licensing, SAN, NAS and endpoint security
• Reduced costs related to use of Pano’s Zero Client
• Simplified management console for IT administrators
• Increased security because end user devices lack storage resources and an operating system that is vulnerable to attack by rogue code
The overall vision for the Pano System for Cloud appears below:
The release of the Pano System for Cloud comes hot upon the heels of its May 16 launch of Pano System 6 software that featured the Pano Virtual Client, which turns PCs and laptops into virtual desktop endpoint machines. The Pano System for Cloud represents a low-cost “extension of the core technology in Pano System for VDI. Pano’s VDI platform is a complete end-to-end, hardware-and-software virtual desktop solution that independently interoperates with all three leading hypervisors (vSphere, XenServer, Hyper-V) and their management systems (VMware View, XenDesktop, Microsoft SCVMM).”
Meanwhile, the broader market for desktop virtualization offerings is beginning to explode after several years of nominal growth with veteran players like Dell and Citrix variously expanding their portfolios with products such as DVS Enterprise, DVS Simplified Appliance and DVS Simplified Desktop as a Service, announced in late March.