Virtual Desktops to the Rescue

Arthur Cole

Most disaster recovery systems focus on getting the data center up and running in the wake of a power outage or catastrophe. But little thought is given to the fact that most workers are not likely to have the tools to continue in their jobs even if the data center is back online.


Kidaro Inc. says it has a fix for that problem in the form of the Kidaro Desktop DR platform, a virtual desktop that can be stored on a DVD, USB drive or as a hosted solution for use on a home PC or laptop.


The system provides for automated provisioning of virtual desktops without the need to maintain expensive server farms. It features integrated encryption and leak prevention and can maintain the desktop environment even if the wide area infrastructure is degraded or disconnected.


Kidaro also provides the Trim Transfer service that uses the Web to deliver, update and extend policy controls to virtual machine images.


For disaster recovery to be truly effective, it needs to by systemic. If workers are left out in the cold, then your business is still down.

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