No and not completely. flexVDI is licensed on a pay-per-user basis. There are two diferent types of licenses: a perpetual license (pay once per user) and a subscription license (user/year). If you want to know more about pricing, please contact us.
However, part of the flexVDI components are open source software (QEMU/KVM, libvirt, spice). We have made some improvements/changes to these programs in order to integrate them in the flexVDI ecosystem, and we have contributed these improvements upstream when we considered that they could be of use to the community.
We have two types of support programs that you can subscribe, 8x5 and 24x7. They include contact through phone, mail and our support platform .
flexVDI is a virtualization platform specifically designed for Virtual Desktops. With flexVDI, you can provide your users with access to their desktop (Windows XP/7/8/10 and Server 2008/12/16, all flavors of Linux) from virtually anywhere (we have clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS and some thin client OSs). And you will be able to easily manage all the aspects of your users' workspace from a centralized dashboard, from security (access control, availability, accountability, ...) to usability (local devices and printers, clipboard integration, screen resolution, ...).
There are two main features that some people expect from flexVDI and we have not implemented yet.
The first one is 3D hardware acceleration. The virtual graphics adapter provided by flexVDI is not capable of hardware acceleration, but we are obtaining promising results towards achieving this feature.
The second one is application virtualization. flexVDI does not provide application virtualization in the way other products like Microsoft App-V or Citrix XenApp do. However, flexVDI can integrate both desktop and application virtualization to make the management of template-based workspaces easier and more flexible.
You will need one or more compute hosts and a storage space. We recommend Intel Xeon based servers and a shared storage cabinet, with SAS or flash storage. Contact us and we will help you correctly size the infrastructure needed for your business plan.
First, head to our customer portal and register as a flexVDI customer. From your customer profile, you can download the installation media. flexVDI 2.2 is a Centos 6.5 based Linux distribution that you must install in your compute servers.
flexVDI 3.0, on the other hand, will be installable on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or Centos 7. Follow the Getting Started guide in order to install flexVDI in your infrastructure.