Pano Logic has announced the release of version 5 of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) platform Pano System. This version is the follow-up of version 4.5 which was released in April this year.
Version 5 now provides monitoring of the Pano Zero Client device by introducing Pano Maestro, providing a single pane of glass for monitoring these devices. It integrates with System Center Virtual Machine Manager, vCenter Server or XenDesktop Studio.
Maestro can monitor multiple so called Pano Controller Groups, where each group can contain up to 6 Controllers, Maestro also provides access to the functionality of Controller using a standard SOAP based webservice API. For controlling access to Maestro it is possible to use Active Directory.
Version 5 also introduces a new modular architecture, which is called Pano Controller, a virtual appliance working with the desktop brokers VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop of Pano’s own Virtual Desktop Broker and the hypervisors from VMware, Citrix or Microsoft. Controller connects users, desktop virtual machines and both Pano Zero Clients and the Pano Remote Keys.
Pano Logic claims that Version 5 will reduce bandwith utilization with 30-40% providing better computing experience and 25% better video framerate quality.
Support was also added for VMware vSphere 5 and View 5.