Google OS, VDI and Cloud
Could the Google OS become the platform for delivering Desktop As A Service (DaaS) or VDI from the Cloud?
Google have announced their Google Chrome OS which is to be the OS users have been waiting for.
Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems.
Providing desktop from the cloud is currently fraught with Microsoft licensing restrictions. Its worth looking into seeing how the Google OS could move beyond these problems as well as provide an OS that may scale and perform better.
Thin clients may not have the grunt over their required 5 year lifetime to run the Google OS directly, but executed out of the cloud via the emerging protocols such as PCoIP you can really see this fly.
Even if all it achieved was Microsoft relaxing their licensing, it would be a good thing for the cloud industry.
Certainly something to keep an eye on over the next 12 months.