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The next-generation desktop image

management for physical desktop and POS

devices accross distributed environments

VMware Mirage provides dynamic layering and full system recovery
ensure that IT can quickly and cost-effectively deliver, manage, and
protect updates to operating systems and applications on endpoints
at scale. Designed for distributed environments, Mirage requires little
to minimal infrastructure at branch sites, to drive down capital
expenditures. 

 

 

What is VMware Mirage?

When Mirage is installed on a PC or virtual desktop, it scans the entire device and categorizes all of its contents into a number of logical layers. Mirage doesn'’t move anything around on the PC or virtual desktop. It just categorizes the data, so that your IT staff can perform more granular management of the endpoint.

Mirage then sends a complete copy of that endpoint image to the Mirage Server, which resides in the data center and keeps it synchronized. If an end user goes offline, Mirage performs a synchronization the next time that user comes back online. That synchronization includes the updates IT has made to the IT-managed layers, as well as changes that the end user has made to the system.

Images managed by VMware Mirage can run directly on a desktop or laptop—or inside a virtual machine with VMware Fusion Professional or VMware Horizon. End users can leverage local compute power, such as CPU or graphics, whether they are online or offline.

The Mirage architecture includes the Mirage Server in the data center to centralize endpoints for management and protection, the Mirage Client to create a local cache for an optimal user experience at the endpoint, and advanced WAN designed technology to speed bidirectional synchronization over the WAN.

 


Key Benefits

         
 

  Manage Unified Images with Dynamic Layering

VMware Mirage allows IT to manage images accross physical desktops, virtual desktops and BYO PCs. Dynamic layering simplifies OS and application rollouts.

 

  Accelerate Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Migrations

Securely deliver desktops, applications and online services to end users through a unified workspace. Provide a consistent end user experience across devices, locations, media and connections.

 
 

  Automate PC Backup and Full System Recovery

VMWare Mirage takes snapshots of an entire PC and restores exact image of the end user's old system to any replacement device.

 

  Easily Manage Remote and Branch Office PCs without Added Infrastructure

VMware Mirage was designed to excel over the WAN by leveraging de-duplication capabilities, both in storage and during network transfers.

 

 

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