Quest Software Readies Virtual Desktops for Windows 8

Users are expected to realize tremendous gains from the new capabilities in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 but, like any migration to a new version of Windows, this will require significant testing and preparation to ensure a smooth and timely rollout. Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSFT) has responded to this need by enabling corporations to ready their virtual desktop environments for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 today and have added other key technology advancements to their User Workspace Management portfolio.

Quest Workspace™ Desktop Virtualization 7.6 (formerly vWorkspace) incorporates industry-leading features that guide corporations in building a next generation environment that delivers the user workspace on any desktop and device:

  • Offers first-to-market experimental support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, giving organizations a forward view of how these latest technologies will affect desktop virtualization environments
  • Addresses BYOD initiatives by providing insights into which devices (iPad, Macs, Android, etc.) users are employing to access their virtual desktops and use that information to create a context-aware workspace
  • Supports the latest Microsoft releases: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, SQL Server 2012

Quest Foglight® for Virtual Desktops 5.6.3 a brings powerful diagnostics and rich visualization to Quest Workspace Desktop Virtualization environments:

  • Advanced Resource Monitoring provides vFoglight functionality for monitoring performance and resources in desktop virtualization infrastructures
  • Microsoft App-V Integration allows customers to identify exactly which App-V application is being used in Workspace Desktop Virtualization
  • Advanced Load Balancing enables customers to distribute the monitoring load in very large environments