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May 08, 2014

HP Unveils Virtual Workstation Solution with Secure Remote Access to Applications

HP’s virtual workstation solution will ensure remote access to workstation class applications securely from all devices such as thin clients, notebooks and tablets.

Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, commercial solutions business unit, HP said, “As IT needs change, customers are looking to HP for a virtualized workstation solution to support centralized/secure data access, high-availability applications and demanding graphics workloads.”

The new HP DL380z Virtual Workstation solution synergizes the capabilities of HP’s server technology, NVIDIA (News - Alert) virtualization technology and Citrix virtualization technology. The combined solution is delivered in a secure, workstation ecosystem.

Also the HP Z Workstation environment leverages HP’s workstation system-tuning expertise, software vendor alliances and the knowledge that HP has about customer needs. The solution forms part of the HP family of virtualization solutions that help enhance the work styles in the engineering, CAD (computer-aided design), AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), digital media, oil and gas exploration, education and government sectors.

As the HP DL380z utilizes the industry-standard 2U form factor, it can integrate into a customer’s existing data center infrastructure easily with no need for new hardware investments. Additionally, the solution ensures a true workstation experience with end-to-end security and ILO or integrated lights out centralized management in an industry-standard 2U form factor.

The solution allows the use of dual NVIDIA GRID K2 graphics cards and NVIDIA GRID GPU virtualization and can support up to eight users on one workstation. If the compute engine is colocated with storage arrays in the data center, project load times can be reduced, said officials.

Optimum (News - Alert) security is ensured as the HP DL380z keeps all sensitive data centralized, and by transmitting only encrypted pixel data over LAN or WAN to remote users. The pass-through GPU and virtual GPU modes keep IT management flexible as they can be configured according to usage needs.

The HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) provides remote access to graphics rich applications besides enabling the hosting of collaboration sessions from multiple devices and multiple operating systems including Linux. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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