It's been almost a year since I first wrote about Wanova, a software startup company whose "Mirage" product (seriously) product is used for managing, updating, patching, etc., laptops in the field. Wanova plays a big role in the whole "offline VDI" or "local desktop virtualization" or whatever you want to call it. (Remember this is what I think 90% of desktop virtualization will be in the future.) Wanova's approach (1) does not require a hypervisor on the client (although you can combine it with one if you want), and (2) all the smarts happen inside Windows, so it does that whole "smart replication" thing I've been all hopped up about over the past few months.
In this video, I sat down with Ady Degany, Wanova's Director of Product Management, at my office in San Francisco last Friday. We talked for over an hour, walking through their product and discussion Wanova, their customers, and their prospects.
Incidentally this video represents the approach that you're seeing from us more and more. It's kind of like the video version of the "Brian Dump" concept we had a year ago or so. In the old days I used to take these meetings with vendors and learn all these things without ever getting a chance to write or share anything. So now I thought, "Screw it. I'll just turn on a camera and do the briefing on video." So here you go! It's a bit long (over an hour), but if you want to learn about Wanova, you'll be in good shape after this video.
I'll be doing a similar video with Kaviza this week. Who should be next?