Kidaro acquisition boosts Microsoft PC virtualisation offering


Kidaro acquisition boosts Microsoft PC virtualisation offering

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has completed the acquisition of Kidaro to boost its offering to firms wishing to manage virtual PCs across the enterprise.

The Kidaro deal will allow firms to optimise the performance of applications on PCs and allow them to safely run enterprise apps on shared machines.

This could include firms allowing employees to run personal and business apps on PCs, and would support those firms allowing staff to choose and purchase the corporate PC of their choice to streamline procurement.

In combining Kidaro's virtualisation technology with its own suite of desktop management tools - known as the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance - Microsoft will enable firms to optimise their desktop infrastructure by providing management capabilities for virtual PCs, streamlining deployments, and easing application compatibility issues, said Redmond.

The Kidaro system allows firms to segment a machine's OS and resources to support different tasks and roles.

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