Kasm Containerized Desktop Infrastructure (CDI)

Kasm Technologies
2 min readNov 3, 2022


Kasm Workspaces is a revolutionary new technology that provides an alternative to the more mainstream virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) such as Citrix Workspaces and VMWare Horizons. Kasm utilizes Docker containerization versus virtualization. This allows Kasm to provide a simple and scalable architecture that can support a few users to hundreds of users at a low cost in both licensing and manpower.

Kasm Workspaces Application Launcher

Kasm is completely web-based, meaning users do not have to install any special software. Use any modern browser to navigate to Kasm and enjoy a remote containerized desktop or application streamed to your browser. Kasm provides a natural user experience with features like a seamless clipboard and file uploads/downloads between the remote desktop and local system.

The Kasm administration panel makes it easy to centrally manage nearly every aspect of the system. Kasm supports the following features, all easily configured through the central UI.

  • Web Filter Policies
  • SAML Authentication
  • LDAP Authentication
  • TOTP Two-Factor Authentication
  • Developer API
  • Persistent Profiles
  • Custom Images
  • Group Policies to configure settings, such as enable/disabling uploads and downloads, allowed images, audio, video settings, and much more
  • Data loss prevention features
  • Dashboard of usage
  • Centralized logging
  • Management of compute cluster (agents)
Ubuntu Focal in Kasm Workspaces

Kasm is available on-premise, as a SaaS for businesses, and for personal use with Kasm Cloud Personal. Workspaces can be downloaded and installed in a matter of minutes on supported Linux operating systems: Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. The documentation covers every aspect of installation and administration. Kasm Workspaces Community Edition is free for up to 5 concurrent desktop sessions and includes many of the features found in the Professional and Enterprise versions.



Kasm Technologies

Kasm Workspaces is a container streaming platform for delivering browser, desktop and application workloads to the web browser. Learn more at kasmweb.com