Phoenix Technologies acquires BeInSync

Phoenix Technologies just announced the BeInSync acquisition.

BeInSync is a company providing P2P technology to perform only backup and syncronization of local files.

This has nothing to do with virtualization technologies today, but this may change over the long term.

The press release confirms that the product will be integrated into their upcoming PC 3.0 platform and the biggest part of it is the new hypervisor HyperCore.

Depending on which kind of integration Phoenix is planning, it’s possible that BeInSync will be used to update the virtual machines hosted by HyperCore and not just the documents inside the guest OSes (Microsoft Windows and the custom environments AppSpace and ManageSpace).

If so Phoenix may be building an interesting alternative to the VDI approach.