In January 2008 VMware did something unexpected as hardware virtualization leader acquiring an application virtualization startup: Thinstall.
The official strategy behind such deal is to enrich the VDI offering that VMware is building since earlier than the Propero acquisition.
Just one month after the deal VMware was already releasing the first beta of the Thinstall product on its website, under the new name of project North Star.
The development team behind the project now started a corporate blog and reveals that the final product, the first Thinstall build rebranded by VMware, may come just 6 months after the acquisition, in early H2 2008.
Until that date customers should expect a second public beta planned for the April-May timeframe.