eyeOS Web Engine: Virtualizing in HTML5

The eyeOS Web Engine is eyeOS VDI served into HTML5 web browsers. It virtualizes on premise Legacy Apps, Microsoft Office and other local heavy-duty productivity Apps like Autocad or Photoshop for their remote delivery into eyeOS Web Desktop Interface.

eyeOS virtualization solution is particularly well suited to DaaS or companies willing to implement BYOD policies since no pre-installed software is required on the client device. High performance in terms of latency and bandwidth consumption makes it a true mobility solution too: user experience remains excellent even with 3G connectivity.

The key benefits

Agentless no need for pre-installed software on the local device
Multi devices All tablets and smartphones ship with html5 browsers
Inexpensive eyeOS Web Engine is built on top of an Open Source stack
OK in slow connections the engine sends low level graphical orders with little bandwidth consumption
Multimedia ready embedded videos are extracted from the virtualization process for direct streaming into the browser
Multi OS Can run both Windows and Linux Desktops


How is built

eyeOS Web Engine is a stack made of Hypervisor KVM, RedHat’s Open Source SPICE remoting protocol and eyeOS Web connector. Virtual Machines Management is handled by OpenStack, Ovirt or IBM’s native solution in its PureFlex Appliances, depending on the client or the MSP infrastructure where the solution is going to be deployed.


eyeOS Web Connector builds on top of state-of-the-art remoting protocol SPICE. SPICE emulates a graphical card that converts any App’s screen into a sequence of low-level graphical orders. eyeOS Web Engine then translates these orders into Javascript orders shown in HTML5 canvas. Processing of the image generation takes place at the client device, thus off loading the Back End servers.

Thanks to KVM hypervisor, eyeOS Web engine can run both Windows and Linux VMs. This is an appealing option in cases the applications to be virtualized can on run on Linux. But more importantly, KVM is proving to be an excellent hypervisor for Windows VMs even though this hypervisor has gained fame in the Linux World.

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