In desktop virtualization, a connection broker is a software program that allows the end-user to connect to an available desktop.
The connection broker performs tasks that include:
- Validating the user name and providing a connection for the user.
- Providing the ability for the user to connect to a specific virtual machine (VM), virtual client, PC blade or terminal services server.
- Providing the ability for the user to access multiple VM pools. (If the user is permitted to access a variety of pools, the broker prompts the user to select a pool at login time.)
- Monitoring the activity level of a given virtual machine and setting status to active or inactive.
- Handling reassignment of a virtual machine when a user disconnects
Well, I decided to try the AppZero app store, and all of these applications where server applications, yet I tried to download it to my PC and find out if it work. As you see below, it didn’t as it gave me an error. I know I must have done it improperly, but has to try it within 15 minutes
Youngrobot.com is certainly an example of Desktop as a Service provider for a small business that can scale to a large number of users. It offers benefits of true mobile access for a little as $1/day per user. Below is top benefits and the case to be used directly from their website
As you can see below in the pictures, I tried Cameyo, and it was very simple. Basically I just went to online.cameyo.com, and without even the need to register, I was able to download Safari to my download folder. Then copied and pasted it to my Desktop, and simply double clicked on it and ran. No installation, no streaming which means I can still use Safari when I am offline
It turns out that some companies like Cameyo does not just offer a free application virtualization product which packages entire applications into a single standalone executable, but also have a Public Virtual Apps repository that anyone can use to download a virtual application on the computer and run it without even installing it. You can visit the Public Apps at http://online.cameyo.com/library.aspx
I was able to run Safari on my Windows XP PC (being a VM on my MacBook using VMware fusion). It took some time buffering until it was launched, yet, it was nice to run applications on my clean XP image. I could have done the same with so many other applications listed on spoon.net websie
By Amro Awaidah
Atrust, Centerm, NComputing and ThinLinX
- High Density VDI Solution
- HD Remote Access
- Load balancing and High Availability
- Instant User Provisioning
- Client Platform Support
- Web-based Administration Tools
By Amro Awaidah