VMware has released version 4.4. of its centralized image management for Windows desktops with backup and OS migration capabilities: Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage uses a layering technology to segment OS, applications and user personalizations into isolated containers allowing administrators to separately manage hardware and each layer of software.
Horizon Mirage is build on the technology which VMware acquired when it acquired Wanova in 2012. VMware later integrated this into its Horizon product suite containing the end-user computing products.
Version 4.4. provides the following new features:
- Recovery support for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, no image management yet.
- Mirage Gateway, allowing remote users to connect their device to the Horizon Migrate infrastructure
- Support for upgrading Horizon View agents using Horizon Mirage
- Web Console and File Portal enhancements