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Mobile Virtualization

Mobile Virtual Environments: The Opportunity for Guest Applications and Operating Systems

The explosive growth of mobile applications and waning battle between application ecosystems are creating a new reality in the mobile industry. Apple and Google have effectively prevailed in the platform war, leaving OEMs without access to these ecosystems at a significant disadvantage. Users are also demanding a wide choice of innovative applications on all their digital devices: smartphones used for work and personal use, tablets and e-books, in their cars and on their TVs.

OEMs need to provide Android apps to their customers but are hesitant to relinquishing control of their branded experience and services. Enterprises want to drive productivity by providing their employees access to slick consumer applications alongside secure enterprise apps on smartphones and tablets of their choice. Virtualization solutions can solve these challenges by creating environments that are independent of the underlying OS or hardware in which to run foreign applications and guest operating systems.

This report analyzes four virtualization technologies that all take different approaches and are designed to address notably different markets. These technologies include:

  • Mobile hypervisors
  • Secure application containers
  • Thin client and cloud solutions
  • Application virtual machines

Enterprises that are embracing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are looking to virtualization solutions to protect enterprise data on employee owned devices. Over the past few years, mobile hypervisors that have been used to reduce hardware costs are now being repurposed to enable two segregated application operating systems on one device. Containerized application solutions, thin client and cloud solutions are enabling the separation of consumer and enterprise applications within the operating system protecting sensitive enterprise data. The emergence of virtualization technologies to help manage BYOD policies will lead to new competition prompting important strategic decisions for established mobile enterprise software vendors. As this market shifts from managing devices to securing enterprise applications and data, mobile device management vendors and mobile enterprise application platform vendors will have to embrace emerging technologies to stay relevant. With promising technologies such as type 1 hypervisor based solutions still on the horizon, providers will have to weigh their current investments against their long term technical roadmap.

OEMs are deploying application virtual machines, or more specifically, the Devlik virtual machine on non-Android devices to run Android applications. This strategy allows OEMs to leverage the robust Android ecosystems without having to relinquish control of the user experience to Google. These devices will run Android applications side by side with Native and HTML5 applications in a seamless interface, increasing developer flexibility and driving innovation. We are forecasting over 508 million non-Android devices to ship in 2016 which will run Android applications. Beyond traditional mobile devices, Delvik virtual machines are being evaluated to run applications on in-vehicle infotainment systems (IVI) and set top boxes. This trend will have important strategic implications as mobile applications migrate to these new platforms. Internet players are pushing into the TV content distribution market and virtualization solutions will be an important tool for entrenched players defending their market. Separating the Delvik virtual machine from the Android stack will also loosen Google’s grip on application distribution and compromise its ability to manage fragmentation in the Android ecosystem. While fragmentation will be a challenge for the industry, creating new cross device opportunities for Android developers will help improve application economics, which in turn will strengthen the ecosystem in the long run.

Companies Mentioned ACL

Alien Delvik

Android

Android Player

Apple TV

Codezero

Delvik VM

Divide

Dynamics

Googe TV

iOS

iPad

Java

Limo/Tizen

Meego

Mobile Horizon

Mobile Virtulization Layer

OKL4

Pocket Cloud

Safezone

Symbian

Toggle

vLogix Mobile

VLX

WebOS

Windows Mobile

Table of Contents Introduction 1

Market Opportunity 1The Enterprise Opportunity 2The Cross Device Opportunity 2

Technology Trends 2

Hypervisors 2Application Containers 4Application or Process Virtual Machines (VM) 5Streaming UI’s & Thin Client Solutions 7Cloud Solutions 7

Market Drivers & Barriers 8

Developer Economics 8Emergence of Cloud Computing 8IP Litigation 9

Market Opportunities 9

Enterprise Market 10Cross PlatformSecurityEase of InstallationPerformance and Device Level FunctionalityIT ControlDiverse Enterprise MarketMobile Handset Market 13Other Consumer Mobile Device Market 14IVI-In Vehicle Infotainment Market 15Cable Network Operators 15

Market Strategies 16

Forecast & Strategic Outlook 17 BYOD Market Forecast 17

Type 2 Hypervisors and Container Apps

Type 1 Hypervisors

BYOD Market Strategic Outlook 21

MEAP and MDM Players Will Struggle With Strategic Dilemmas

Cohabitation of MDM, MEAP, and Sandbox Solutions Will Be Short Lived and Players Will Compete 21 In The Long Run Red Bend Wins In BYOD Solutions Market

Virtual Machines Market Forecast 22

Smartphones

Tablets

Automobiles

Set Top Boxes

Virtual Machine Strategic Outlook 26

Changing Dynamics in Developer Ecosystem

Delvik & HTML5 Value Proposition Overlap

OEMs will Focus More on Core Functionality to Differentiate

Fragmentation Will Grow in Android

Android Wins and Looses

Virtualization Trend Strategic Outlook 27

Carrier Opportunities

How Will Apple React to This Trend

Vendor Profiles

Enterproid 28OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesGood Technologies 30OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesMyriad Group 31OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesOpen Kernel Labs 33OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesOpen Mobile World Wide 34OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesRed Bend Software 35OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesResearch in Motion 37OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive ChallengesVMWare 38OverviewMobile Virtualization OfferingsCompetitive AdvantagesCompetitive Challenges

Table of Figures

Table 1 – Mobile Hypervisor Vendors 4 Table 2 – Application Container Vendors 5 Table 3 – Delvik VM Players 6 Table 4 – Thin Client and Streaming Vendors 7 Table 5 – Virtualization Technology Opportunity Matrix 10 Table 6 – Virtualization Technology Business Models 17

Figure 1 – Type 1 Hypervisor Architecture 3

Figure 2 – Type 2 Hypervisor Architecture 3

Figure 3 – Application Containers Architecture 5

Figure 4 – Application Virtual Machines Architecture 6

Figure 5 – Virtualization Implementation Architecture 12

Figure 6 – Total Enterprise Virtualization Users Forecast: 2012-2016 18

Figure 7 – Total Users Application Container and Type 2 Hypervisors Forecast: 2012-2016 18

Figure 8 – Total Revenues Type 2 Hypervisor and Container App Solutions Market Forecast:

2012- 201 20

Figure 9 – Device Shipments with Type 1 Hypervisors Forecast and Install Base 2012-2016 20

Figure 10 – Total Devices Shipping with Delvik VM and Total Addressable Market Forecasts:

2012-2016 23

Figure 11 – Smartphones Shipping with Delvik VM and Total Addressable Market Forecasts:

2012-2016 23

Figure 12 – Tablets Shipping with Delvik VM and Total Addressable Market Forecasts:

2012-2016 24

Figure 13 – Automobiles Shipping with IVI Systems Featuring Delvik VMs and Total Addressable

Market Forecasts: 2012-2016 25

Figure 14 – Set Top Boxes Shipping With Delvik VM and Total Addressable Market Forecasts:

2012-2016 26

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Desktop Virtualization

DeTOS 7.1 Operating System Released with Devon Zero Client Configuration Features

Devon IT, a leading provider of thin client and VDI hardware and software solutions, today released DeTOS 7.1., the latest version of its Devon Terminal Operating System (DeTOS). The release includes powerful upgrades including wireless support, RDP 7.1, the latest Citrix Receiver 12, a new first boot wizard, and Devon Zero, a zero client configuration mode.

DeTOS 7.1 is available on all Devon IT thin clients and will be available as DeTOS Dell Edition on the Dell OptiPlex FX130 and FX170 thin clients.

“The release of the Devon Zero thin client configuration option was based on customer and partner feedback and will be a key element for us moving forward,” says Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “Our customers have always wanted high performance, improved security, and easier IT management, and with the support of RDP 7.1 and other features, we have delivered once again. We are proud of this OS release, and look forward to both Devon IT and Dell thin clients running DeTOS 7.1.”

DeTOS 7.1 features include:

  • Devon Zero Client Feature – Enables thin clients to operate in a zero configuration mode through DNS environments, giving IT administrators a valuable tool for managing their users.
  • Wireless & VPN – Thin clients running DeTOS can now detect and connect to the available wireless networks. VPN allows users to work remotely while retaining access to the devices and networks normally accessible from their workspace.
  • First Boot Wizard – Helps DeTOS users get up and running quicker. Network settings, connection types, terminal settings, and more can be established to prepare for remote sessions.
  • Local Printing – Users can identify and employ locally connected printers to print from their virtual desktop as well as from the local Firefox browser.
  • Firefox 5.0 Update – Provides users with an updated version of the popular browser. Operators can enjoy Firefox’s features and system administrators can utilize the kiosk mode to provide Internet browsing without giving desktop access to the user.
  • Citrix Receiver 12 – The latest Citrix client delivers the full Citrix remote desktop experience that users want.
  • RDP 7.1 Client – Offers DeTOS thin clients the benefits associated with this key protocol. RDP 7.1 boasts an impressive array of features that are tailored to make every remote desktop experience exceptional.

All VDI and thin client devices that run DeTOS 7.1 (or Devon IT’s WES operating systems) can be managed by Devon IT’s Echo™ thin client management software. Echo™ management software automates the distribution of settings and connections to the thin client terminals, enabling system and desktop administrators to create or copy new arrangements of settings, connections, and disk images to tailor the IT environment to their needs. Among the many available settings that can be utilized is the ability to apply a password for the DeTOS control panel that prevents the end users from altering or creating connections, giving administrators greater ability to prevent end user error.

“Our customers continue to show an increased interest in deploying thin clients for improved security and management,” noted Ian Geiser, Devon IT CTO. “However, they don’t want to compromise on user experience. Devon IT’s support of RDP 7.1, including embedding our latest ICA 12 client, makes the Devon IT and Dell thin client devices ideal Desktop Appliances for many customers. “

“Thin clients continue to advance rapidly, and Devon IT remains committed to advancing the virtual desktop space,” says Makoid. “I look forward to continuing our partnership with industry leaders such as Citrix, Dell, and Microsoft and expanding the use of thin clients and the server-based computing model across our collective customer bases.”

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Cloud Computing

Glide1: One App to Manage All Disconnected Cloud Services and Proprietary Devices

The most popular WebOS, Glide OS, is announcing the all new Glide1 to coincide with the Intersection Event at Pixar Animation Studios.

The unmet promise of “the cloud” is cross-platform efficiency – instant access to and editing and sharing of files and data from any device and location. Proprietary platforms spawn “proprietary clouds” (like Apple iCloud) and excessive market segmentation creates disconnected single purpose cloud services (like Picasa for photos, YouTube for videos etc.) resulting in file directory fragmentation and digital friction for users.

Glide1 is an application that you install on your desktop, tablet and smartphone. Glide1 is uniquely positioned at the intersection point for users between proprietary devices and disconnected cloud services. Glide effectively provides automated cross-device and cross-cloud service integration including:

  1. file and application access and management with file viewing and editing compatibility;
  2. security with granular permissions based sharing and tracking (in-between devices platforms); and
  3. file and application governance and administration (in-between platforms).

By addressing the technical barriers to intersection, Glide1 has the potential to alter the cloud computing landscape.

“There is a clear need for an application that manages all of a user’s files that are scattered across various proprietary devices and disconnected cloud services – and Glide1 will do just that,” said TransMedia Chairman & CEO, Donald Leka. “We believe Glide1 is revolutionary because it will provide a single point of access to all user files and information and seamless collaboration between users of incompatible devices and platforms.”

The Problem

The typical consumer might have a Windows PC at work, a Mac at home, a Google Android Smartphone and an Apple iPad. This is born out by the fact that Microsoft Windows continues to lead the personal computer market with 87.6% overall market share for the various versions of the Windows Operating System (Forrester Report, March 2011); Google Android leads the smartphone market with 52% market share (Gartner, September 2011); and Apple iOS (iPad/iPad2) leads the “media tablet” market with 73% market share (IDC, June, 2011). Digital friction for users is further increased by the dispersal of user files and information across various disconnected cloud storage and sharing services for photos, music, video and documents like Flickr, YouTube, Dropbox and Box. This is the intersection point that users must travel everyday in their digital lives.

The Glide1 Solution

Glide1 will provide a single point of access to all user files and information stored on PCs, tablets, smartphones and dedicated cloud file storage and sharing services. Utilizing Glide’s cross platform synchronization application and browser components for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, Glide1 will sync all user file directories across devices and cloud services consolidating the directories and user data on Glide’s servers. Although Glide offers a complete cloud storage solution, the new stand alone application Glide1 can connect the user’s digital life without storing a single file on Glide’s servers. Glide1 benefits both consumers and businesses in the following ways: 1) Consolidation – of file directories stored on different devices and cloud services (as well as user names and passwords for automatic login); 2) Convenience – one point access to all of your digital stuff without having to move any files or change the services you use; 3) Time Savings – access to multiple devices and cloud services from one login and access point; and 4) Increased File Sharing and Publishing Functionality – Glide can be used to share and publish virtually all file types stored on virtually any device or cloud to services like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Craigslist, Ebay and more.

Glide1 Facilitates “Bring-Your-Own-Device” (BYOD)
With Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) – employees using their own devices and cloud services for work – becoming widely accepted, enterprise IT administrators are struggling to address the associated security risks. Currently, the majority of businesses don’t have any policies, procedures or IT systems in place to manage the use of personal devices in corporations. Glide1 provides organizations with a solution for centralized rights based administration of files and information residing on employees’ and members’ personal devices and 3rd party cloud storage services.

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Cloud Computing

JaguarPC Rolls Out CloudLinux Across Shared Hosting and Reseller Hosting Services

JaguarPC, a market-leader in shared hosting, reseller web hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS hosting), and dedicated server hosting, announced today the implementation of the CloudLinux operating system (OS) to further improve server stability. Working alongside the policies and practices that JaguarPC already has in place, the deployment of this new operating system specifically designed for use in shared hosting environments provides customers with peace of mind that their web presence is in good hands.

“Across every element of JaguarPC’s services, we are continually looking for ways to become even better,” says Greg Landis, CEO at JaguarPC. “One of our ongoing concerns is that some shared hosting customers might suffer if one of the other users, who shares their hardware, places too much demand on resources, through misuse or natural growth in popularity. We have investigated a number of different methods to protect our users from this problem, and CloudLinux came out with the best results.”

Also known as “web hosting,” a shared hosting service is the standard choice for most startup businesses or individuals looking to establish themselves online. In early stages, traffic levels and content types require fairly limited use of system resources such as bandwidth, RAM, disk space, and processing power. With several accounts hosted on the same hardware, shared hosting plans are a cost-effective way to launch a web presence and begin the process of building an online reputation. However, as a business grows and web presence demands change, there is a necessity to use increasing amounts of system resources, which, in turn, can result in a noticeable loss of service quality for any other customers hosted on the same server. CloudLinux OS is a variant of the popular Linux operating system that is specifically designed and built for the purposes of web hosting, with kernel-level functionality to control potential overuse of resources from occurring and impacting other accounts.

“With CloudLinux, every one of our shared hosting accounts has a definitive resource limit that can’t be stretched under any circumstances,” says Landis. “This completely removes the possibility of unpredictable spikes in traffic or system usage causing problems for other accounts, regardless of how many different users share your hardware. Even better, our customers will only notice the changes we are rolling out because their server will be more stable. When it comes to usability and convenience, CloudLinux works just like CentOS or any of the other major Linux builds.”

The dependability of CloudLinux web hosting also brings with it some benefits for JaguarPC’s growing number of reseller web hosting users. As a direct result of increased server stability, hosting resellers are able to more confidently deploy a larger number of accounts per server, maximizing revenue levels without needing to compromise performance or quality of service. In addition, CloudLinux reseller hosting plans are likely to decrease the overall number of calls for support that resellers receive from their customers, thanks to continued compatibility with the convenient cPanel control panel software, and decreased likelihood of service degradation at any point.

“In the 13 years since we were founded, we have always focused on delivering excellent customer service,” says Landis. “But we know that achieving this goal depends on keeping up with the latest improvements in technology that our customers could make use of. With CloudLinux, we have finally found an operating system that can give our shared hosting customers complete peace of mind that they won’t suffer the consequences of somebody else’s resource abuse. As we roll out CloudLinux OS across the network, we are confident that our customers will see the increased server stability for themselves.”

Having built its reputation on outstanding customer care, JaguarPC has grown to become a key web hosting provider with satisfied customers all around the world. Now, by adding the stability of CloudLinux OS to existing services, including 24/7 customer support, JaguarPC is ready to give its customers yet another reason to put their trust – and their web presence – in the hands of JaguarPC shared hosting.