client-side hypervisor

client-side hypervisor

Software that resides in and virtualizes a user's computer. For an explanation of client virtualization, see definition #2 in desktop virtualization.

Type 1 and Type 2
Type 1 hypervisors become the computer's master control program. These traditional virtual machine monitors (VMMs) create a separate subdivision (virtual machine) for each guest operating system.

Type 2 hypervisors use the operating system already installed in the computer and create a runtime environment for the guest operating system. See virtual machine monitor.

             Type 1
 Guest OS -> Hypervisor -------> Hardware

             Type 2
 Guest OS -> Hypervisor -> OS -> Hardware
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Virtual computer is ahead of these larger rivals in the client-side hypervisor race, which addresses the mobility issues of VDI.
Citrix XenClient[R] extends the Citrix device support strategy to corporate laptop users with a secure, client-side hypervisor that runs directly on the laptop, even when disconnected from the network.
These new capabilities are all enabled by the new XenClient technology, a groundbreaking client-side hypervisor developed in close collaboration with Intel, and optimized for the Intel[R] Core[TM] vPro[TM] technology.
Enables Virtual Desktops "To Go" - XenClient is a client-side hypervisor that enables virtual desktops to run directly on client devices.
This allows customers to personalize the login experience for end users using the VERDE client-side hypervisor.
While client-side hypervisor technology has become one of the hottest IT topics of 2009, true adoption will only occur once management solutions begin using client hypervisors to enable new use cases for IT administrators and PC end-users," said Michael Rose, industry analyst, enterprise virtualization software, IDC.
Today's announcement enhances those benefits and extends them to millions of mobile workers with the introduction of a new client-side hypervisor that runs directly on each end user's PC or laptop computer (see separate press release issued today).
The company also has formed a technology alliance with Virtual Computer for open support of client-side hypervisors.
Quest has formed a technology alliance with Virtual Computer as part of a new initiative to provide open support for distributed desktop virtualization technologies based on client-side hypervisors.
Simpler management of PCs and notebooks - CachePoints running on client-side hypervisors will bring all of the operational cost benefits of VDI - including centralized, single image management and application delivery - to thick clients.

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