The new one is completely different in so many ways.
- It is infinitessimallallally small since it doesn't have a box
- It comes in virtually any colour you can imagine because it it is whatever you imagine the colour to be
- It ships very quickly
- Has fewer parts that could fail
- Has the word virtual in it's title
Yes it's the same as the physical box, just less of a pain in the *** provided you use VMWare.
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Yeah virtual hosting software is the way to go with the Virtual Cloud Services Appliance, which is in the name of course
Great because you can now snapshot that and revert back if you get a problem. Which is much quicker than using the System Recovery when starting up the physical device.
I find this highly amusing.
They discontinued the original appliance which ran on any hardware only to release an the LANDesk gateway as a hardware appliance and finally they reverted back to making it a virtual appliance again.
Sucks that we just spent the money on the hardware appliance earlier this year, would have much rather used the virtual appliance...
Don't forget the choice to make it hardware was under Avocent influence... I think LANDesk itself will be more than happy to not have to deal with hardware!
That is true. I just feel like a little stiffed, having just bought the LANDesk hardware appliance earlier this year.
Meanwhile, it seems like development on this product has stagnated unless there are significant changes with LANDesk 9.5?
So far the only difference I have heard about is a pass through so you dont need to enter a LANDesk gateway username and password.