A little more than three years ago a new US startup called Moka5 joined the virtualization industry with a simple plan: to change the market by streaming secure virtual machines in every possible consumer device.
The plan didn’t work well so far.
After a little more than one year the company decided to replace its CEO, its Vice President of Engineering and its Vice President of Marketing.
After two years the company also decided to change the brand and the business model, focusing on the enterprises.
After two years and a half the company, now called MokaFive, decided to replace its CEO again.
At the end of all of this, the startup is now in the middle of a risky competition with VMware ACE, Sentillion vThere and most of all Microsoft, which acquired Kidaro in March 2008, rebranded its Workspace product as MED-V and distributed it as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).
Now MokaFive is back with version 2.0 of its corporate product but, being afraid of not confusing enough its potential customers, it changed its name again: from Virtual Desktop Solution to Suite.
MokaFive Suite 2.0 extends the centralized management capabilities of the previous version with the support for Active Directory and software distribution solutions, and with the support for two-fact authentication systems.
On top of that the new release is able to keep user data persistent.
The press release also mentions as a new feature the capability to offer the virtual machines as Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) because of course this is exactly what Moka5 planned to do three years ago. But the term is new today so the feature must be market as new as well.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Radar has been updated accordingly.