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Industry Enterprise software
Founded Stanford, CA

John Whaley, Monica S. Lam, Ramesh Chandra,

Constantine Sapuntzakis
Headquarters Redwood City, CA

Virtual Desktop Management, Desktop

Virtualization Tools

Moka5 (also called MokaFive) was a desktop virtualization company founded in 2005.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It ceased operation in 2015 after an apparent bankruptcy. The company’s software began as a lab experiment at Stanford University and founders include professors Monica S. Lam and John Whaley.[1][5][7] It was based out of Redwood City, California and its final CEO was Dave Robbins.[8]

Moka5 provided end-to-end desktop management solutions including client virtualization, central management, and layering solutions. Using the Moka5 Suite, users can run a virtual desktop from consumer devices including tablet computers smartphones.[7][9][10][11] Moka5 offered secure cloud storage for virtual desktops and lets users access multiple computing platforms and operating systems across devices.[1][2][3][4][7][11]

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  1. ^ a b c STEVE LOHR. "Aiming for a Virtual End to PC Headaches". New York Times Bits. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b ASHLEE VANCE. "Turn Your iPhone into a Windows Carryall". New York Times Bits. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Mark Hachman. "MokaFive Launches Virtualization on a (USB) Stick". PC Magazine. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b NIDHI SUBBARAMAN. "APPLE'S SECRET ENTERPRISE SAUCE IS SERVED BY MOKAFIVE". Fast Company. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b John Whaley. "Think Server-based VDI Keeps Your Data Secure? Think Again". Wired Insights. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ Shane Schick. "Why mobile device management needs consumer ambassadors". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Stacey Higginbotham. "3 Questions for MokaFive Founder John Whaley". Gigaom. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ Sean Ludwig. "MokaFive names former BigFix head Dave Robbins as its new CEO". Venture Beat. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Dan Kusnetzky. "MokaFive M5 makes BYOD using iPads/iPhones secure". ZDNet. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Dan Kusnetzky. "Is application virtualization the answer for users of XP?". ZDNet. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b David Marshall. "MokaFive Suite 3.0 improves Windows 7 migration". Info World. Retrieved November 13, 2013.