VAS 6.0 is expected to introduce:
- Multimedia Redirection and Graphics Acceleration (Project GAP)
Graphics Acceleration Pack for RDP. Available as a technology preview this week at VMworld, the technology optimizes the end-user experience for multimedia content and graphics-rich applications over the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol, delivering the local desktop experience from a Terminal Server, blade PC or hosted virtual desktop. Project GAP supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and the upcoming Windows Server 2008.
- Keyboard and Mouse Acceleration (Project TypeAhead)
Latency Reduction for RDP. Also available as a technology preview, this technology eliminates the effects of high latency connections to hosted virtual desktops and provides instant feedback to users on their local terminals.
- Image Virtualization (Project CIMS)
Common Image Management Specification. CIMS offers a system for booting multiple virtual desktops from a common disk image. CIMS drastically reduces the storage requirements and the complexity of patch management in a virtual desktop infrastructure.
- Untethered Virtual Desktop Mobility (Project GoVDI)
Through an OEM agreement with Vizioncore, a leader in virtual infrastructure management solutions, majority-owned by Quest Software Inc., Provision Networks is leveraging Vizioncore’s backup and replication technology to enable the checking-in and checking-out of virtual desktops through the Virtual Access Suite.