|Description||Server-based desktop virtualization|
|Series A, 1/08 |
|Series B, 2/09 |
|Series C, 2/10 |
Pano Logic creates virtual desktops with both a hardware and software solution.
Server-based desktop virtualization is widely heralded as the “next big thing in virtualization”. Citrix recently acquired start-up XenSource for $500M in pursuit of this market; Microsoft has recently announced new licensing schemes for server-hosted desktops, along with its intention to aggressively support this new model; VMware, the market leader in server virtualization, is aggressively developing this market with its Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). But there remains a problem: the existing desktop PC and thin client architectures were not designed for this new model of server-based desktop computing. Worse, these legacy architectures defeat the benefits of desktop virtualization. If the desktop is running on the server, why place another operating system on the desktop just to connect to the server?