We often hear about companies trying to come out with a Type-1 Client Hypervisor. And Virtual Bridges is one of those companies that has their own. It's called the Virtual Bridges VERDE LEAF solution.
Virtual Bridges CTO, Leo Reiter, says "VERDE LEAF is our managed end point technology. So now, you don't have to think of VDI as a thin client or iPad or some type of device that cannot be disconnected from the network. VERDE LEAF allows you to take your VDI experience with you while you are unable to connect back to the VDI infrastructure."
Think about being on an airplane without connectivity. If you try to do that with an iPad, you can't connect to the server. So the type of offline work that you would be limited to in this mode would be reading some offline emails or playing games. But if you want to author a document or a presentation with your business apps, you're looking for your VDI environment to follow you offline. And that's what LEAF does.
LEAF is a Type-1 client-side hypervisor, the same type of hypervisor that runs in the data center but condensed to run on a laptop device. Using it, you can receive cached instances of your virtual desktop onto your end point device that is automatically synchronized in a bi-directional way later on when you do have connectivity.
Check out this video explanation.