The Sphere 3D technology portfolio is comprised of components (pieces and parts) that deliver End User Component Architectures (EUCA)  for end users, IT departments that are supporting end users, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs).  EUCA delivers componentized pieces of the user experience which can be delivered from a cloud experience whether that is public, private, or hybrid. Components which can be fully integrated into any workflow include containerized applications using our Glassware 2.0 technology , componentized distributed virtual desktops using our Desktop Cloud Orchestrator technology, and componentized distributed clustered storage.  Once integrated into an end user’s experience you can deliver applications, desktops, and storage to any device, anywhere, anytime without sacrificing your desired workflow. To find out more see our solutions page.

There are two families within Sphere 3D’s technology portfolio:

The Glassware 2.0 family of technologies is comprised of the Glassware 2.0 protocol, the Glassware 2.0 microvisor, the Glassware 2.0 containers, Glassware 2.0 management, and Glassware 2.0 clustering.

The V3 technology family has within it the Optimized Desktop Allocation (ODA) technology, the Simplified Pool Orchestration (SPO) technology, and the V3 Appliance.

The Glassware 2.0 technology includes the first “built for Windows” container technology which can put applications in containers that were written for any flavor of Windows. Once containerized the Glassware 2.0 protocol delivers them via our custom protocol. This patent pending unique protocol can be delivered to any device through a browser, HTML 5 or one of many native clients.

Glassware 2.0 Technology Stack

Within the Glassware 2.0 technology stack, we have the Glassware 2.0 protocol, microvisor, containers, manager, and clustering.

The Glassware 2.0 protocol is an RDP derived protocol that delivers the projection of the application from the application once it’s been containerized. The Glassware 2.0 microvisor can be put within a container to deliver a non-standard virtualized experience for non-Windows based applications such as those written for Linux or even Mainframe. The Glassware 2.0 containers technology takes Windows applications developed for Windows OSs and puts them in containers running on top of a Windows server, so they can be delivered from the cloud and eliminate “end of life” scenarios. The Glassware 2.0 management technology is a web based management solution as well as a collection of APIs for developers that can be used to manage the Glassware 2.0 technology, its stack, and to automate functions. Glassware 2.0 clustering is contextually aware of applications and hardware configurations of appliances that have applications running, so it can deliver the best user experience based upon context, such as how far away you are or what type of hardware profile you’re using.

The V3 technologies include two different patent pending technologies.   The V3 Optimized Desktop Allocation (ODA) which is the only virtual desktop technology that contextualizes and componentizes the user-centric pieces of your virtual desktop that are unique to you.  From user-centric components within a pool ODA allows an IT administrator, a developer, or an end user, to keep the components that are yours and move them or replicate them to another location anywhere in the world or simple replication for failover and backup.  With ODA 2.5, currently in Beta, we show how you can also do things like give someone a temporary upgraded experience in an appliance and a pool that has upgraded resources such as higher GPU, dedicated GPU cores, more RAM or more CPU. The other technology within the V3 technology portfolio is Simplified Pool Orchestration (SPO) which is a set of web configurations and APIs that developers, or IT administrators can use to setup their profiles and take advantage of the ODA.  Our product Desktop Cloud Orchestrator uses ODA and SPO to provide simple administration of virtual desktops.

The technology portfolio of Sphere 3D extends beyond just our own in house technologies and either through partnerships or acquisitions we are always expanding the components we offer for End User Component Architectures.

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