Symantec new virtualization suite now in Release Candidate

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After a long period of silence, in February some new information about the Symantec strategy in the virtualization space emerged.

The company is working on a new platform, called Endpoint Virtualization Suite, which will include the AppStream (Symantec Workspace Streaming), Altiris (Symantec Workspace Virtualization), nSuite (Symantec Workspace Corporate / Remote) and RTO Software (Symantec Workspace Profiles) technologies and which will be released somewhere this spring.

Today we learn that the suite is now in Release Candidate status. The news has been published on a corporate blog along with some screenshots.
The article unveils other interesting details:

  • Symantec changed again the name of this platform: from Symantec Endpoint Virtualization Suite (EVS) to Symantec Workspace Virtualization (SWV).
    The arbitrary version number set to 6.1 is still there.
  • The free version of SVS may still exist
  • The platform will have a SDK

Interestingly the post ends with the following warning:

Note to the competition:

The battle in Software Virtualization will start now and you should all be aware that Symantec is now a real player in the market.

Thanks to DABCC for the news.