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Wanova, Inc, headquartered in San Jose, California, provides software to help IT organizations manage, support and protect data on desktop and laptop computers. Wanova’s primary product, Wanova Mirage, was designed as an alternative to server-hosted desktop virtualization technologies, combining the centralization and management capabilities of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with features that allow the system to work for laptops and other WAN-connected desktops. Mirage enables IT organizations to store the complete contents of each personal computer (PC) in the data center for centralized management and data protection. End users execute a locally-cached copy of their centrally-stored PC, which makes it possible for users to use their PC whether or not they are connected to the network. The software includes additional features that optimize the system to work over a wide area network(WAN). Wanova Mirage (now VMware Mirage) software was designed for information technology organizations supporting distributed enterprises and has three primary components: the Mirage Client, Mirage Server and capabilities that optimize network and storage efficiency.