Qumranet Displays Hosted Desktop Virtualization At IBM System X & BladeCenter Technical Conference


Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2008

Qumranet, the commercial sponsor of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), will display its Solid ICE desktop virtualization solution at the upcoming IBM System X & BladeCenter Technical Conference in San Diego from July 28-30.

Solid ICE provides enterprises with the benefits of centralized desktops while delivering a superior end-user experience including the ability to run multiple monitors, high-quality video streaming, VoIP and video-conferencing. The Qumranet virtualization software can reduce desktop cost of ownership by more than 50 percent.

Qumranet is an IBM Business Partner and will show its software in a situation where the user is running four displays — something no other hosted desktop virtualization can handle with required performance.

“The IBM conference is an ideal place to demonstrate the capabilities of our Solid ICE desktop virtualization software,” said Benny Schnaider, CEO, Qumranet. “IBM servers are a great platform on which IT managers can deliver a virtual desktop experience that is as good as the physical computers that employees currently use.”

About Solid ICE:

Solid ICE is a high-performance and scalable desktop virtualization product. With Solid ICE, the user’s desktop runs in a KVM virtual machine on a server in the data center, and the user connects to it using a thin client (or a re-purposed PC) via SPICE, Qumranet’s remote rendering technology. SPICE is optimized for virtual desktop environments and provides users with a user-experience, indistinguishable from that of a physical PC. Solid ICE supports multiple monitors, bi-directional audio/video for video conference calling and VoIP, high-quality video streaming and USB support. Solid ICE has been purposefully built for desktops, and compared to other retrofitted server virtualization solutions in the market, offers a user experience indistinguishable from that of a physical PC, a 3 to 4 times improvement in cost-performance, and greatly simplified management.

About Qumranet:

Qumranet is a leading virtualization technology company. Its hosted desktop virtualization product, Solid ICE, is used by several Global 2000 enterprises around the world to significantly improve the manageability, security and policy enforcement for their desktop environments.

Qumranet is also the maintainer of the open source virtualization project KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and along with an industry consortium, comprising companies like IBM, Intel, AMD, Red-Hat, Novell and many others, is committed to advancing KVM to be the industry’s standard virtualization platform.

Qumranet, Solid ICE, Independent Computing, ICE, and SPICE are trademarks of Qumranet. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.


Bill Baker

Baker Communications Group


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