Cameyo announces new patent, making it easier to run Windows apps anywhere
In our last article on Cameyo, we told you about their partnership with Google to make Chrome OS Flex, the new preview operating system capable of installing on older computers, running applications Windows. Today, the company is announcing a new patent for its Temporary User Profiles technology, which allows enterprises to authorize their employees to connect to Cameyo cloud services hosting Windows applications without having to manage legacy virtualization solutions. .
Cameyo’s temporary user profiles can eliminate Active Directory usage, roaming user profiles, network drive mapping, VPNs, and more, which together contribute to what Cameyo calls “bottlenecking.” roaming user profiles”.
“For organizations looking to migrate to the cloud, the bloat of roaming user profiles is holding them back. Active Directory and Roaming User Profiles are not cloud-ready – they are complex and negatively impact user experience,” said Eyal Dotan, Founder and CTO of Cameyo. “Virtualization solutions that rely on roaming user profiles fall into the trap of constantly trying to synchronize modern technology with the past instead of paving the way for cloud-native technologies by eliminating dependency on Active Directory and components on site.”
Cameyo’s temporary user profiles work by creating a “ultra-secure one-time password”, allowing a user to log into the system, using Session Sync technology to allow the user to pick up where they left off. When the user logs out, their session is erased, but session data is synchronized via Session Sync, ensuring that even if the user reconnects from a totally different computer to a totally different Cameyo server, their data will be as it left it.
Cameyo offers customers the ability to run Windows applications anywhere, hosting them in the cloud and cross-platform. Chromebook users, for example, don’t need to have Excel installed to work on a fully functional instance of the latest version of Excel. I spoke with Robb Henshaw, co-founder and CMO of Cameyo, about the licensing aspects of these Windows applications, and he told me that Cameyo is “not a solution for Windows licensing”. Companies wishing to provide their users with access to Windows applications will need to have all the necessary licenses.
But if businesses in this post-pandemic hybrid work environment still need to use the apps and tools they used to use in their offices but don’t want the expense or hassle of provisioning Windows machines and Active Directory services for their users, Cameyo could provide a cost-effective middle ground.