vResource Management Series
IVO vResource Management Appliances Overview
IVO vResource Series of management appliances for Personal Utility Computing provides powerful virtualization and management capabilities to the IVO Building Block infrastructure. The vResource Series of appliances virtualize and personalize all aspects of a user's personal computing operating environment including virtual desktop configuration, application permissions, security, personal storage virtualization and user quotas, and dynamic allocation and management of shared (vTelecomputing) and dedicated (vBlade PC) computing environments.
- Dynamic allocation of shared (vTelecomputing) computing
- Dynamic allocation of dedicated (vBlade PC) computing
- Virtualizes personal desktop configurations and lockdowns
- Manage user application access permissions and licensing
- Control personal computing environment security
- Manage personal storage virtualization
- Maintain user storage quotas and shares
- Control Internet user access
Shared and Dedicated Compute Resource Virtualization
IVO vResource appliances provide dynamic allocation of shared computing (vTelecomputing appliances) and dedicated computing (vBlade PCs) infrastructure. This dynamic allocation provides significantly improved utilization rates of personal computing capacity and significantly lower capital and operational costs over traditional desktop environments. IT staff have the ability to monitor key Quality of Service performance metrics. Reporting provides the ability to manage the Personal Utility Computing infrastructure to Service Level Agreements. Because the vResource Series appliance plays a key role in managing the virtualized IVO infrastructure, IVO related appliances can be taken down for planned maintenance without service interruptions to users.
Desktop Configuration Virtualization
A personalized desktop follows a user regardless of the compute resource they use. If that particular underlying IVO hardware resource fails, the user simply logs back into the virtualized environment and they can resume their work from the point they last saved their work (e.g. MS Word document). Because the user environment is virtualized, logon times are fast and there are no dependencies on or vulnerabilities associated with "roaming profile" types of technologies. When a user logs on for the first time, the environment is automatically configured for them. This could include things like automatically creating a Microsoft Outlook email profile. All application permissions are centrally managed so a user program menu is automatically configured based on their respected role within the organization. IT staff can define detailed lockdown strategies by user, group, device, IP address or MAC address. User network drives and network printers can be automatically mapped for them at logon time.
Personal Storage Virtualization
An integral part of Personal Utility Computing is the virtualization of a users personal storage. The vResource management appliances makes it easy to manage centralized personal storage resources. Centralizing personal storage is significantly more cost effective than decentralized (local desktop) storage. This centralized storage and management approach improves the utilization of storage resources. By providing personal storage provisioning, storage management and allocation becomes much more efficient and eliminates common storage problems with local desktop storage approaches. User storage quotas ensure a consistent and equitable allocation of resources while providing the ability to meet SLA's. Virtual storage can be managed at volume and disk. You can manage shadow copies of storage resources for great backup and restore efficiency.
Internet User Management
The vResource management appliance provides the ability to manage Internet access by IVO infrastructure users. Different IVO infrastructure resources can be allocated depending on whether the user is on the internal LAN/WAN versus users connecting over public networks.
vResource EN management appliance for the Enterprise
The IVO vResource EN appliance model is designed to meet the needs of the large and medium Enterprises and is fully integrated into IVO\'s entire virtualized Personal Utility Computing platform for simplified low-cost computing.
vResource WG management appliance for Workgroups
The IVO vResource WG appliance model is designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized Work Groups and is fully integrated into IVO\'s entire virtualized Personal Utility Computing platform for simplified low-cost computing.
vResource SB management appliance for Small Business
The IVO vResource SB appliance model is designed to meet the needs of the Small Business and is fully integrated into IVO\'s entire virtualized Personal Utility Computing platform for simplified low-cost computing.