In June last year, virtualization.info reported about the fact that MokaFive was working an the development of a client hypervisor called BareMetal, and today MokaFive announced the release of MokaFive BareMetal. The hypervisor requires 2 GB and a 64-bit compatible CPU to run.
Some of the featues BareMetal provides are:
- Support for Intel, ATI and Nvidia GPUs
- Single desktop image for all machines
- Zero-touch upate across entire stack
- Automated domain join process
- Built-in remote desktop for support
- End user self-recovery
- TRIM support for latest SSD harddrives
- Built in compression
- AEL-256 encryption
- Remote wipe
BareMetal will integrate into the MokaFive Suite, which is now at version 3.0. The MokaFive suite, provides a security wrapper for client side virtualization platforms, providing virtual desktops to end-users, called a Live-PC in the MokaFive suite. A Live-PC is managed centrally, but runs locally on Macintosh or Windows based computers after users downloaded their Live-PC via a Web link. The VM runs inside software virtualization environments like VMware Player or Fusion, Virtual Box or Parallels Workstation, but now also on MokaFive’s own type-1 client hypervisor.