This version includes some important features which continue to improve the implementation and management of virtualized IT infrastructures independent of the installed virtualization platform, such as Microsoft Terminal Server, Hyper-V or VMware ESX. In addition, 2X improves performance and scalability, making the product suitable for IT infrastructures of any size. As they look into the future, 2X will continue to focus on client development and manageability for all popular Smart Device Operating Systems including iOS, Android and Windows 7 Mobile.
“With today’s release of 2X VirtualDesktopServer/ApplicationServer-v9 Beta, and the upcoming availability of Version 9, we invite our customers, partners and members of the public to install, test and provide feedback for what we expect to be one of our most ambitious and important releases to date,” explains Paul Gafa, CTO of 2X Software. “It has been 5 years since the first release of 2X VDS / AppServer. Since then, the product has established itself as one of the leading enterprise-caliber, application and desktop delivery products on the market. With millions of 2X Clients installed on devices such as PC’s, laptops, iPhones, iPads and Android devices, 2X has set the standard for certified quality, performance and stability.”
To download and test the Version 9 Beta please follow this link: http://www.2x.com/vdsbeta
New Features for this Release Include:
New 2X Clients for Mobile Devices
2XClient for iPhone, iPad & Android
Includes seamless protocol support for mobile devices and features a custom keyboard that will appear if input fields are detected.
Pools offer administrators more flexibility when managing an extensive number of guests, especially when they are implemented in large company infrastructures. Possible members for pool management may include all guests in the farm, all guests in a host, individual guests, native pools, pools within pools and templates.
Administrators can automatically create desktops from a single template, making it easier to distribute desktops to users. Templates are supported on the following Hyper-visor technologies: VMWare Server 2, VMWare ESXi, VMWare VCentre, Citrix XEN, Parallels 4, Hyper-V (in development).
2X templates are deployable in the following guest client operating systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Client.
VDI Guest/PC Agent Installation
The new Guest and PC Agent can be remotely installed from the console. When installed, VDS v9 supports templates (VDI Guests agents only), seamless applications, universal printing, and universal scanning. It will also reduce traffic on the VDI Agent. The new agents allow users to deploy applications which integrate in the local desktop directly from the remote server.
New 2nd Level Authentication
2X VDS v9 now supports SafeNet/Aladdin software.
With client-side logging, users can track information from past connections, offering a useful administration tool if problems occur. This is also helpful in identifying potential problems that may arise in the future.
Additional New Features
2X VDS v9 now supports Wyse Desktop Broker support meaning you can now deploy any of their published objects (applications, desktops) from terminal servers, VDI Hosts and PC’s. Includes support for Parallels Server v4 and 2X Web Access Portal replication of settings.
About 2X VirtualDesktopServer
The 2X VirtualDesktopServer delivers secure, centrally-managed access to virtual desktops (VDI) and applications hosted on Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, ESX, and ESXi, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VirtualBox, Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services and other leading virtualization platforms.
Please see our 2X VirtualDesktopServer features list for more information.
Obtaining the Free Full Version 8
2X offers a free 3-connection license of 2X VirtualDesktopServer, available by visiting: 2X VirtualDesktopServer – Free Download. Organizations can use the trial version to seamlessly tunnel up to 3-connections per server to remote desktops.
To download and test the Beta Version 9 please follow this link: http://www.2x.com/vdsbeta