Fujitsu to Migrate All Internal Systems to a New Cloud Platform – Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu today announced that it will migrate all internal systems to a new cloud platform, underlining the benefits of cloud computing as a more efficient, flexible and cost-effective solution even for the largest global companies. It will consist of approximately 640 large-scale and complex systems across some 13,000 servers globally that encompass a mixture of legacy and cutting-edge systems. The transition will proceed in stages starting in February 2015 and is scheduled to be completed within five years with an expected reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) of 35 billion yen.

Source: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu transitioning to OpenStack

This will be an all-encompassing upgrade that covers all of the Fujitsu Group’s internal systems worldwide, which will be migrated to a new cloud platform based on OpenStack software that is currently under development. This will be the first time that the Fujitsu Group is attempting to migrate all of its large-scale, complex systems, from legacy systems to cutting-edge systems.

  1. Number of systems: approx. 640 systems operating in the Fujitsu Group worldwide 
    Japan: approximately 450 systems (approx. 8,000 servers) 
    Outside Japan: approximately 190 systems (approx. 5,000 servers)
  2. Transition time frame: 5 years beginning February 2015
  3. TCO savings: 35 billion yen over five years

Among the systems that will be upgraded in this process is a global communications platform that was deigned to make work tasks more efficient for 170,000 employees across roughly 540 group companies. This global communications platform was deployed in phases beginning in April 2012, and has already accelerated business operations. In addition, by 2013, it had cut group-wide expenses related to system operations and business trips by 30% compared to 2010 levels. Moreover, the expertise that the company gained through its internal implementation was used as a reference model for proposing, building, and operating similar systems for customers, and now roughly 150 companies employing over one million people have deployed such systems.

IGEL Technology Thin Client and 2X Software Work Together – Software – 2X Software Ltd

High Availability Load Balancing- Break Free from Overloaded Resources – 2X.com

Source: www.newswiretoday.com

2X Software, a global leader in virtual application and mobile device management solutions, today announced it has entered into a partnership with IGEL Technology, producer of the world’s most advanced thin clients, to simplify access to remote virtual resources. The 2X RDP Client will be pre-installed on the IGEL Thin Client with Linux Release 5.05.110.This will help put 2X and IGEL Technology’s partners in a position to attract more customers and increase market share.

“Our partnership with IGEL Technology is a key step in expanding the availability of cloud solutions and application delivery products for our customers. IGEL is an important player in delivering hardware and software solutions for the thin client environment. Once again we are going to put the emphasis on our channel partners. We will present our joint effort with IGEL Technology to the dynamic virtualization market, making the leap to cloud computing simple and affordable.” Simonetta Mercieca, Sales Director 2X Software

“We have worked very closely with IGEL Technology in order to optimize the 2X RDP Client on their thin client. My team and I are very glad to see the success achieved in our lab transformed into a business partnership. 2X RDP Client for the Linux OS on the IGEL platform will run virtual applications and desktops seamlessly from any VMware, Citrix and Microsoft servers. In the upcoming release of 2X RAS we have also added important features such as central reporting, and high availability and load balancing for the gateways. With the power of IGEL Thin Client and the reliability of our 2X RAS we are offering the market a unique solution with an exceptional technological background.” Paul Gafà, CTO 2X Software
About 2X RDP Client and 2X RAS

Family Dollar looks to cloud for clear operations | Chain Store Age

 Family Dollar Stores Inc. is putting its head in a cloud in order to clear its operations. As part of a three-year agreement, Family Dollar has licensed Cloud360, Cognizant’s proprietary, enterprise-class cloud management platform developed on Amazon Web Services for its portal applications.

Source: www.chainstoreage.com

This is helping the retailer improve operational performance and cost competitiveness. Cloud360 provides an on-demand service experience and a single consolidated management console to provision, monitor, analyze, and optimize diverse cloud operations. Cognizant is delivering the services using a consumption-based managed services model to enable Family Dollar to optimize infrastructure investments and achieve a variable cost mix by paying only for usage.

High-Performance Thin Client Solution – 10ZiG Technology

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 05, 2015 — Designed to satisfy the most steadfast power users, the new 10ZiG 5800q Series features Intel Celeron quad core processors which markedly expands application capabilities.

Source: www.prweb.com

the 10ZiG 5800q Series comes equipped with an industry leading seven USB ports with dual DVI monitor ports.


CPU – Intel Celeron J1900 quad core processor; the result of the latest Bay Trail chipset technology, increasing processing speeds to 2.0 GHz, while utilizing Intel’s SpeedStep Technology (TM) to deliver speeds up to 2.42 GHz in “boost” mode. The 5800q Series comes standard with 2 GB of RAM (upgradable to 8GB) giving user’s supreme multitasking abilities, regardless of operating system. The 10ZiG 5800q Series is equipped with solid state storage ranging from 1GB to 128GB. The 5800q Series is the perfect combination of power and flexibility, all while providing impressive energy efficiency (just 8 watts under full load). 


Proving to be a true enterprise class thin client, the new 10ZiG 5800q Series easily supports all of the prominent communication protocols including VMware PCoIP, Citrix HDX and Microsoft RDP. 10ZiG also offers users a choice in operating systems between PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 or 8.

Thin client news – Systancia & IGEL virtualisation solution for desktop TCO

Systancia and IGEL Technology offer a virtualisation solution to optimise desktop Total Cost of Ownership

5th February 2015. Systancia and IGEL Technology have teamed-up to offer IT Departments a solution for managing and optimising desktops based on Systancia’s software solution AppliDis Fusion and IGEL Technology’s thin clients.

Designed to ease the management of IGEL virtualised desktops, the solution helps with:

  • Acceleration of session loading and application launch times;
  • Access to new environments on more suitable desktops, facilitating OS or applications migration
  • Application mobility adapted to the staff mobility;
  • Improvement of resources use;
  • Enhancement of the IT system security level;
  • Improvement of print processing;
  • Simplification and reduction of management costs;
  • Integration with authentication solutions of the market.

“Centralisation and virtualisation are perfect technologies to meet the IT Director’s requirements. First, they provide significant management capabilities and savings. But over all, they improve the flow of staff working processes, helping them to increase efficiency”, said Matthias Haas, Director of Product Management, at IGEL Technology.

“Our partnership with IGEL Technology provides IT Directors with an all-in-one solution, perfectly adapted to the specific expectations in terms of desktop management”, says Rémi Gamel, International Sales Manager, at Systancia. “With our innovation, our rates, and our reactivity, we are able to help businesses both to modernize their desktop environments and to meet their budgetary constraints.”

Availability

The AppliDis client is part of the latest firmware release (5.05.100) for all IGEL Linux based thin clients. The firmware can be downloaded free of charge at www.myigel.biz. Users of IGEL Thin Clients based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 can integrate the AppliDis client manually.

About Systancia

Systancia is a software publisher specialising in desktop and application virtualisation and secured access to IT system. Systancia has gradually become a leader on the European market for virtualisation solutions and Cloud Computing with a capacity for innovation that has placed it among the global leaders in this field. With the acquisition of IPdiva, at the end of 2013, Systancia positions itself on the market with the first French solution that offers a highly secured access to any application, any job and any data from any place on any device. In addition, this security shall be in accordance with the control and traceability requirements for even the most sensitive of contexts.

Systancia always strives to best meet the needs of their users, focusing on the technological value of its products and the proximity between its teams and client. Recently, the French Deposits and Consignments Fund (now known as BPI) added finance into Systancia’s capital with the already present A Plus, enabling accelerated conditions for its international development. www.systancia.com

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH

Dr. Frank Lampe

Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31

28199 Bremen

Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300

Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399

E-Mail: lampe@igel.com

Web: www.igel.com

 

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Email: paul@ambergroup.net


 

German Release

Systancia und IGEL stellen erste Lösung eines europäischen Konsortiums für die Zentralisierung von Anwendungen und zur Virtualisierung von Desktops vor.

Bremen, 05. Februar 2015: Systancia, Anbieter von Softwarelösungen zur Virtualisierung von Desktops und Anwendungen, und der deutsche Thin Client-Marktführer IGEL bieten IT-Entscheidern eine leistungsstarke Lösung zur Optimierung des Desktop-Managements an. Sie verbindet die Vorteile der Systancia-Lösung AppliDis Fusion mit den Vorzügen von IGEL Thin Clients.

Einen ersten, exklusiven Blick auf das Ergebnis der Partnerschaft zwischen IGEL und Systancia konnten die Besucher der conhIT im letzten Jahr in Berlin werfen. Die vorgestellte Lösung erfüllt alle gegenwärtigen Anforderungen an Mobilität und Zugangssicherheit und vereint zahlreiche Vorteile in sich:

  • Schnelle Ladezeiten von Sitzungen und Anwendungsstarts
  • Zugang zu neuen Umgebungen auf angepassten Desktops, erleichterte Betriebssystem- oder Anwendungsmigrationen
  • Anwendungen, die auf mobile Anwender zugeschnitten sind
  • Verbesserte Ressourcenausschöpfung
  • Höheres Sicherheitsniveau für IT-Systeme
  • Verbesserte Druckverarbeitung
  • Vereinfachung und Reduzierung der Managementkosten
  • Integration mit marktüblichen Authentifizierungslösungen

„Zentralisierung und Virtualisierung sind prädestiniert dafür, die heuten Anforderungen von IT-Managern im vollen Umfang zu erfüllen. Zum einen erweitern sie die Managementmöglichkeiten und sorgen für Einsparungen, daneben verbessern sie aber auch die Arbeitsabläufe und helfen, die Produktivität der Mitarbeiter weiter zu steigern“, so Matthias Hass, Director Product Management bei IGEL Technology.

„Durch unsere Partnerschaft mit IGEL Technology können wir IT-Abteilungen eine Komplettlösung bieten, welche die konkreten Anforderungen im Desktop-Management präzise abbildet“, erklärt Rémi Gamel, International Sales Manager von Systancia. „Mit unseren Innovationen, unserer kurzen Reaktionszeit und unseren günstigen Angeboten können wir Kunden helfen, ihre Desktop-Umgebungen zu modernisieren, ohne ihr Budget zu sprengen.“


Verfügbarkeit

Der AppliDis-Client ist ab der neuesten Firmware-Version (5.05.100) für alle Linux-basierten Thin Clients von IGEL verfügbar. Die Firmware steht unter www.myigel.bizkostenlos zum Download zur Verfügung. Nutzer von IGEL Thin Clients mit Windows Embedded Standard 7 können den AppliDis-Client manuell integrieren.  

Thin client news – VXL, legacy PC networks and CloudDesktop™

PRESS RELEASE

Manchester, UK – For organisations looking to switch to a virtualised, cloud-computing environment, VXL’s new CloudDesktop™ PC repurposing software delivers a more viable solution to that of a legacy PC infrastructure.

Having to continually invest in and provide support for an older business PC network can often become unsustainable for organisations. Combined with the existing investment of a large PC infrastructure, VXL’s CloudDesktop™ represents an easy-to-deploy and low cost alternative featuring VXL’s latest Gio Linux based operating system.

By extending the life of legacy PC’s as reconfigured and fully-optimised thin client devices, VXL’s CloudDesktop™ offers a seamless PC-to-thin client transition strategy without the cost of acquiring new hardware and maximising the existing investment.

Compatible with a wide range of the industry protocols, including Citrix, VMware View, and Microsoft RDP, VXL’s CloudDesktop™ represents a universal repurposing software solution for today’s PC estates.

Running on X86 base PC’s and supporting Intel, AMD and VIA processors, VXL CloudDesktop™ is extremely easy to configure and set-up and can be deployed via USB.

CloudDesktop™ also incorporates support for VXL’s optional, enterprise-level, Fusion™ Device Manager, offering organisations the ability to construct an effective and managed solution. Furthermore, as the devices are centrally managed, all software updates can be simultaneously deployed without having to undertake time consuming individual tasks.

Commenting on the launch, Frank Noon VP Worldwide Sales, added “Under the current business climate, organisations constantly have to balance the need to replace ageing PCs against the constraints of a tough economic outlook and stretched IT budgets. VXL’s CloudDesktop™ PC Repurposing software offers an effective and sustainable solution at a fraction of the cost”.

VXL CloudDesktop™ PC repurposing software is available now at $37 end-user price.

About VXL

Established in 1976, VXL is a global leader and manufacturer of thin, zero and cloud client devices and supplies a high quality range of high-specification models that are made to the most exacting standards.

This single-minded focus on thin clients and commitment to product quality is at the core of what VXL represents today together with a passion to support companies around the world to successfully build efficient IT infrastructures that are flexible, secure, manageable and affordable.

VXL’s world-renowned ‘Itona’ brand of thin clients continues to go from strength to strength and includes its latest SoC (System-on-Chip) and dual / quad core high-performance desktops plus Xtona (Citrix certified) and Vtona (PCoIP VMware certified) zero clients, Lenovo Thin ThinkPad notebooks and leading software solutions including Fusion™ device manager and VXL CloudDesktop™ repurposing software.

VXL’s corporate HQ and manufacturing is based in Bangalore, India’s ‘Silicon Valley’, with the Americas Group HQ based in Houston, Texas and the European HQ in Manchester, UK. Dedicated Sales and Support offices are also based in key strategic markets including Germany, France and Singapore.

For more information please visit: www.vxl.net or Email: ian.cope@vxl.net

VMware and VMware Horizon View are registered trademarks or trademarks (The “Marks”) of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries / jurisdictions.

Citrix, Citrix Ready, HDX, XenApp and XenDesktop are trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. and / or one or more of its subsidiaries in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

Microsoft is a registered trademark or trademarks (The “Marks”) of Microsoft, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries / jurisdictions.

 

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Microsoft Prepares For The Internet Of Things – Windows 10 On Raspberry Pi

Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that the Raspberry Pi 2, the new version of their credit card sized computer, is on sale for $35. The new devices are backward compatible with the previous generation but more power

Source: seekingalpha.com

According to Gartner, the number of connected “things” will rise to 25 billion in 2020. The tiny Raspberry Pi, which could be further improved and miniaturized, is a good platform to start building the connected devices of tomorrow.

Note the recent Microsoft investment in Cyanogen, an operating system for smartphones and tablets based on the open source version of AndroidWired notes that Microsoft realizes it must embrace open source software to stay competitive.

How the software-defined workspace is reshaping enterprise client computing

From PC to software-defined workspace

Source: www.techradar.com

What is interesting is that increasingly enterprise client devices are thin clients (thin client devices or PCs used as thin clients) so the move away from the PC device-centric view of desktop computing is definitely a mainstream movement. Microsoft’s decision later on last year to offer new user-based Windows licensing models, and not just device-based licenses is testament to this.

High Performance Computing mit Thin Clients – IGEL stellt den UD6 mit Quad-Core-Prozessor vor

IGEL Technology hat heute seinen neuesten und gleichzeitig leistungsstärksten Thin Client vorgestellt. Der IGEL UD6 überzeugt durch einenbis zu 2,42 GHz schnellen Intel Celeron Quad-Core-Prozessor und einer üppigen Speicherausstattung. Dieses Hardware-Gerüst macht das neue Flaggschiff aus dem Hause IGEL zur ersten Wahl, wenn es um die Bewältigung anspruchsvollster Grafik-, 3D- oder Multimedia-Anwendungen geht und gleichzeitig alle Vorteile einer sicheren und zentralisierten Infrastruktur genutzt werden sollen.

Hardwareseitig eignet sich der UD6 durch seine Leistungsdaten für den Einsatz der Citrix HDX3D Pro Technologie, die speziell für den Zugriff auf zentrale 3D-Anwendungen konzipiert wurde. Dazu werden im Rechenzentrum zentrale Hochleistungs-CAD-Workstations/-Server betrieben, die mit leistungsfähigen NVIDIA GRID-Karten ausgestattet sind. Auf der Client-Seite bietet IGEL mit dem UD6 ab sofort das perfekte Endgerät, das die nötige Performance für ein optimales Nutzererlebnis bereitstellt. 

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Press Release
High performance computing with thin clients: IGEL presents the UD6 with quad-core processor

The IGEL UD6 extends the range of applications for thin client computing many times and is targeted at power users with high demands. With the right server infrastructure in the background the new high-end device provides the necessary performance problems for CAD applications, unified communication, film editing or big data visualization.

Bremen January 13, 2015 – IGEL Technology today introduced its newest and yet powerful thin client. The IGEL UD6 convinced by up to 2.42 GHz Intel Celeron quad-core processor and a lush storage facilities. This hardware structure makes the new flagship of the house IGEL first choice when it comes to tackling the most demanding graphics, 3D and multimedia applications, while intended to be used all the benefits of a secure and centralized infrastructure. On the hardware side is the UD6 with its performance for the use of Citrix HDX3D Pro technology that was designed specifically for access to central 3D applications. These central high-performance CAD workstations / servers are operated in the data center, equipped with powerful NVIDIA GRID cards. On the client side IGEL offers the UD6 now the perfect device that provides the necessary performance for an optimal user experience.

The combination of perfectly matched hardware and matching server infrastructure opens up new possibilities for the use of private cloud-based IT models, especially in the field of engineering. The advantages of centralized data storage, a single backup strategy, safety or teamwork through the online availability of all data can also take advantage of business in CAD ​​fully thanks to Citrix HDX3D Pro using IGEL Unified management now. The IGEL UD6 them stands for the perfect device available. The advantages of the powerful hardware uses the multiprotocol thin client but also in all other application scenarios completely. Thus, the VMware Horizon Client 3.1 is already integrated in the currently available firmware. This solution is based on VMware PCoIP all customers an optimized support for high-performance applications on existing back-end server infrastructures.

Of course, mastered the premium thin client, other compute-intensive tasks such as decoding of multimedia content, Unified Communication and similar complex applications, the client side put a high load. The remit match, the powerhouse of course has a wide range of peripheral connections, including USB 3.0 and two digital monitor connections. With a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels IGEL new high-performance class also shows in the consideration of centrally distributed and high-resolution x-ray images is no gap in the power spectrum.

The heart of the UD6 hardware forms an Intel Celeron J1900 Quad-core processor based on the latest Bay Trail chipset technology. The CPU clocked at a frequency of 1.99 GHz to 2.42 GHz (turbo mode). The 2 GB of main memory (RAM DDR3L) provides in all operating systems for a demanding multitasking. Additionally, power reserves are available and make the new UD6 secure investment for future requirements. By default, the IGEL UD6 a flash memory of 2GB (Model LX) up to 8 GB (model W7 +) in the form of a SATA SSD. Larger capacity flash memory modules are optional. Despite the performance of the hardware IGEL UD6 offers excellent energy efficiency with only 8 watts of power consumption at full load.

As a true Universal Desktop thin client, the new flagship all popular communication protocols, including Citrix HDX, VMware PCoIP and Microsoft RDP including RemoteFX dominated. Operating system side, there is a choice between IGEL Linux and Windows Embedded Standard. 7

“With the UD6 we open new possibilities for our customers. Thanks to its high performance is now possible to also provide such jobs by thin clients that previously required a particularly powerful workstation, “Matthias Haas, Director of Product Management commented at IGEL Technology. “As a longtime partner Citrix integration of cutting-edge technology HDX3D for us was particularly important. So the UD6 can be full performance spectrum play and users participate in the benefits of a virtual, centralized and remotely managed IT infrastructure. “


Availability and Prices

The new IGEL UD6 is now available in the following models: LX UD6: € 579.00 | IGEL UD6 W7: € 639.00 | IGEL UD6 W7 +: € 689.00. Test Equipment for a free evaluation can be ordered online from now on. All prices are net end users list price. IGEL granted a bring-in warranty of five years. The market-leading remote management software IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is included.

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