IBM WorkSpace On-Demand

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IBM WorkSpace On-Demand was a software product that allowed to have a centralized operating systems desktop on the network. The WorkSpace On-Demand server contained all the user files and desktop configuration and the client's PCs booted on the network connected to the server.

The lase version of IBM WorkSpace On-Demand for OS/2 was version 2.0. IBM WorkSpace On-Demand version 3 was released only for Windows Servers.

Benefits:

  • The administration of which applications the user has installed on their desktop was centralized.
  • The user files were centralized on a single server facilitating the backup

Disadvantages:

  • Complete dependency of the network to work.

Publications

Redbooks
  • SG24-2028 - WorkSpace On-Demand Handbook
  • SG24-5117-00 - WorkSpace On-Demand Handbook Release 2.0 (Oct 1998)
  • SG24-5396 - WorkSpace On-Demand 2.0 Feature for Windows Clients
  • SG24-5107 - WorkSpace On-Demand Customer Scenarios
  • SG24-6006 - IBM WorkSpace On-Demand 3.0.1
Brochures
Whitepapers
  • WorkSpace On-Demand 2.0 Feature for Windows Clients Performance White Paper (Sep 1999) [1]