Quality Virtual Desktop is a powerful, open-source virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that makes it easy to deploy highly scalable and low-cost solutions to provision any number of users with local and remote access to their Linux desktop environments.
QVD aims to provide a secure, reliable and easy-to-manage service that can be installed within any enterprise environment quickly and with minimal difficulty. It is focussed primarily on delivering Linux-based virtual desktop environments to end-users with the aim of lowering licensing costs and encouraging the adoption of open-source technology within the enterprise.
We believe that as many applications including email, office tools, banking, and other facilities move into the cloud, Linux is becoming increasingly viable as the standard desktop environment within the workplace, massively reducing licencing and support costs.
QVD provides the perfect way to manage Linux users within large organizations, allowing systems administrators to effectively implement security policies, manage application installation and provision remote desktop access with ease.
The ladybird (Coccinellidae) was selected as QVD’s mascot due to its bright colors, which serve as a defense against predators who typically associate bright colors with poison. It is also an effective natural predator of many crop pests, and as a result is often regarded as a lucky icon by many cultures around the world.
QVD defines its core values as:
We believe that the ladybird represents each of these core values in some way or another.
We also think that the ladybird icon is simply colorful and friendly looking. As a project we aspire toward these principals, engaging our customers, staff and contibutors in a friendly and colorful way.
Without Qindel Group, QVD would simply cease to exist. Qindel owns and actively develops the QVD project and contributes heavily toward its success, both in development resources and financially.
The Qindel Group is an international consultancy company with over 12 years of active engagement within the field of Information Technology. It has serviced customers such as Vodafone, BBVA Bancomer and Sun (Oracle) in sectors such as telecommunications, banking or government.
The Qindel Group is also a training partner for the Linux Professionals Institute (LPI) and is an active contributor to many open-source initiatives.
You can find out more on the Qindel Group website.