Thin client company Wyse Technology, has launched an Android version of is PocketCloud remote mobile desktop product. The software, which is available in public beta, is already available in iPhone and iPad versions.
Wyse said that its PocketCloud allowed end users to access Windows PCs, Remote Desktop Services and virtualised desktop infrastructures using the Microsoft RDP protocol. PocketCloud integrates seamlessly into an already-established VMware View host environment, included integrated enterprise-level security claimed Wyse.
Wyse PocketCloud enables users to remotely run their PC desktop or virtual desktop from a large variety of hosts, including VMware View, Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise & Ultimate, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Business and Remote Desktop Services in all Windows Server products.
The beta has got the thumbs-up from users. "I've been using Wyse PocketCloud with my Motorola Droid and couldn't be more satisfied," according to Wesley Baker, virtualisation architect with Jewelry Television. "Like many of us in the IT industry, I'm on call almost all the time. Having Wyse PocketCloud on my phone means that I don't have to carry around a heavy laptop or scramble to find a hot spot. Wyse PocketCloud makes remote access very simple and ties into our VMware View™ implementation perfectly."
"Today's professionals are already on call 24/7, so it's gratifying to hear from so many Wyse PocketCloud users how their jobs are made easier and more convenient with our app," according to Daniel Barreto, chief software architect at Wyse. "Wyse PocketCloud is becoming an essential tool for the modern-day professional. We are now extending the unique capabilities of Wyse PocketCloud in light of the explosive growth in Android-based mobile platforms."