Much recent discussion about web conferencing on this blog has centered on the extensibility of Adobe Connect and how our open approach to product development over time has delivered a rich, flexible solution that integrates well with other systems while solving real world challenges for wide range of customers.
Along this theme, many enterprises with particular requirements for security and compliance – especially those in government or highly regulated industries (e.g. financial services) – have turned to virtualization solutions to simplify desktop and application management, and ultimately increase control and security (the IT crowd loves this).
A lot of organizations have turned to VMware for these reasons. With VMware View (VMware VDI), desktop administrators virtualize the operating system, applications and user data to deliver desktops to end-users. Centralized automated management of these components increases control and improves business agility while providing a flexible, high-performance desktop experience, across a variety of network conditions.
Adobe and VMware teamed up to validate Adobe Connect 8 on VMware View 4.6 with the following goals:
- Verify that the Adobe Connect client can launch web-based meetings successfully from a VMware View desktop
- Verify that participants can view shared screens and documents with high quality
- Verify that multiple VMware View desktop sessions running on the same host can simultaneously present
The validation took place at VMware’s labs in Palo Alto in August.
A joint white paper has been issued that describes the testing carried out jointly by VMware and Adobe. “Validating Adobe Connect Client on VMWare® View Desktops” provides technical considerations for running an Adobe Connect client in VMWare View desktops in order to participate in Adobe Connect web-based meetings. It also offers best practice recommendations for successful deployments:
- You can download the white paper from Adobe here.
- Alternately, you can download it from VMware here.
Stay in touch with us here and on Twitter @AdobeConnect – we’ll continue to share news and views on a range of web conferencing topics.
-Sanjay Agrawal, Senior Product Manager