VMware Mirage in Barcelona – demoed by Tom Nikl
I passed by the VMware stand during my stay at VMworld Barcelona 2012, and I was able to record a demo of product called VMware Mirage. A product that I have already wrote about in my article here (see the architecture pic and video).
The VMware Mirage product will interest few people I know personally. All IT admins which needs to protect desktop and laptops as a quick recovery or migration solution. People that might not want to implement VMware View as a desktop solution. Mirage could be the solution for them.
It’s not a bare metal recovery solution. You still needs to have windows 7 installed and activated first. But then, the first thing to do is to install the VMware Mirage client onto the new system, and then through the management console you point the user’s Image and start synchronizing.
The small Mirage client is installed on the physical system. The client synchronizes the data to and from the central location. If the device get lost/stolen or hardware failure, the user’s data can be easily restored.
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