VMworld – NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Comes To Dell Blade Platform With Amulet

Amulet Hotkey announced today the launch of the world’s first NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ capable Dell Blade, allowing enterprises to experience the full benefit of remote access to rich graphics applications using VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere® 6 with the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0.

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Comes To Dell Blade Platform With Amulet Hotkey’s Dell M630 Blade Based DXM-M6 vGPU Blade

Enterprises Can Now Deploy Scalable, Graphics-Accelerated Virtualized Workflows Using GRID 2.0 on Amulet Hotkey OEM-Customized Dell Blade Platform

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug 31, 2015 – VMworld 2015 – Amulet Hotkey announced today the launch of the world’s first NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ capable Dell Blade, allowing enterprises to experience the full benefit of remote access to rich graphics applications using VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere® 6 with the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0.

The new platform will be generally available in late October with evaluation units available immediately.

Early customer feedback has shown that NVIDIA GRID vGPU with VMware Horizon 6, built on vSphere, enhances desktop virtualization with immersive graphics, greater security for mission-critical data, scalable performance and cost-effectiveness.

Among the benefits of enterprise graphics virtualization with VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere:

  • Ability for enterprises to virtualize workflows for designers, architects and engineers to run the most advanced, graphics-rich applications from anywhere on any device with the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0 solution.
  • Flexibility for IT departments to support as many as 16 users on GPU-powered applications on a single industry-leading blade server.
  • Cost-effective virtualized graphics for workers who don’t require maximum GPU performance but whose applications benefit from GPU acceleration.
  • Support for end users to run immersive, graphics-rich Windows 2D, 3D and media-rich graphics applications on essentially any device through the use of VMware Horizon 6. This brings workstation-class performance to remote and mobile workers, even over high-latency networks.

“The lack of rich 3D graphics on virtual desktops was a barrier to some organizations as the user experience was less than satisfactory. NVIDIA GRID 2.0 removes this barrier and effectively enables IT managers to virtualize a whole new class of users,” said Phil Blades, Chief Marketing Officer at Amulet Hotkey. “NVIDIA GRID 2.0 with VMware Horizon and vSphere allows the market to expand for virtualization and accelerate enterprise adoption of desktop virtualization in 2015.”

“Enterprise virtualization is transforming traditional enterprise desktops and applications, and our collaboration with Amulet Hotkey extends the transformation to high-end workstations and applications so organizations can benefit from the mobile cloud era,” said Joyce Mullen, VP/General Manager GLOBAL OEM Solutions at Dell. “Specialized industries such as design agencies, automotive companies and architecture firms will be able to embrace business mobility to help retain talent, control costs and compete in the 21st century.”

“By bringing a great computing experience to users, NVIDIA and Amulet Hotkey are expanding the possibilities for enterprise-wide workflow virtualization,” said Andrew Cresci, General Manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA GRID 2.0 delivers the best graphics performance to an industry leading virtualization platform on the Amulet Hotkey M630 DXM-M6 blade server.”

Wide Benefit for Enterprises

These new graphics virtualization capabilities are expected to have widespread impact.

NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing, with more than 12 million professional users and 300 professional applications certified and accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs. NVIDIA GRID 2.0-based blade servers are sold and supported by Dell through its OEM partnership with Amulet Hotkey. Amulet Hotkey is the world’s largest custom engineering partner for the Dell blade platform. VMware is the leader in virtualization, with more than 500,000 customers worldwide.

Amulet Hotkey’s early access program included a range of enterprise and public-sector customers. Among them are a law enforcement agency, a defense and aerospace systems provider, a global banking firm and an oilfield services company.

Positive Customer Reaction

“Our testing shows the Amulet Hotkey Dell PowerEdge M630 blade fitted with the DXM-M6 NVIDIA GRID 2.0 and VMware Horizon View on vSphere has been incredibly positive “said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. “By layering our software onto Amulet Hotkey’s blade-based solutions, we are able to bring mission critical virtualized graphics to a scale-up-scale-out platform that can support many types of powers users from a single unified platform.”

Customer Quoted, PIVOT3, Austin, Texas

www.pivot3.com

Demonstration and hardware hands on

Visitors attending VMworld USA (Moscone Center, San Francisco, Aug 30 – Sep 3) can visit Booth #2434 to see the new NVIDIA GRID 2.0 blade and vGPU capabilities and use cases. The Amulet Hotkey technical and leadership team will be delighted to see you.

Technology Brief

The Dell M630 blade is the 13th generation of the Dell blade platform and offers dual processor servers with Intel’s latest generation of Xeon processors and up to 768GB of DDR4 memory. The Dell M1000e blade chassis can accommodate 16 M630 blades in 10u of rack space. Theoretical maximum density for the M630 combined with the Amulet Hotkey DMX-M6 (powered by GRID 2.0) indicates that a single M1000e chassis can accommodate 256 graphics users in a virtualised environment (VDI). This means that one rack could accommodate 1,024 vGPU graphics users and we believe this is an industry leading combination.

To Keep Current on Amulet Hotkey CoreStation™ Solutions and PCoIP Blade technology:

About Amulet Hotkey

Amulet Hotkey’s proven architecture provides remote blade workstation solutions to tens of thousands of high end and power users worldwide, be they multiple screen trading positions, command and control systems or specialist defense applications. With the introduction of our VDI Accelerated blade family they now offer this scalable architecture to meet the needs of enterprise graphics professionals and demanding enterprise graphics virtualization.

Our expertise allows enterprises to simplify and secure the desktop environment without compromise, moving desktop workstations to the data centre or cloud environment. Using our own Zero Client, PCoIP Hosts, and Blade Workstations, we dramatically reduce desktop power consumption and heat generation, minimizing cabling and clutter. In the data centre our solutions maximize space and facilitate central management of desktops, operating systems, policies and security.

Amulet Hotkey actively partners with many leading manufacturers of data centre, cloud and virtualization technologies, and is instrumental in helping them bring to market solutions for VDI, virtualization, GPU offload and PCoIP integration and acceleration. More information at http://www.amulethotkey.com/vGPU

 

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HP Thin Client News – HP Introduces World’s Thinnest, Lightest & Most Powerful Quad-Core Mobile Thin Client

Hp Thin Client MT42
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Summary:  HP today announced the HP thin client mt42, the world’s thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core mobile thin client.

The HP mt42 is ideal for business customers in the financial, healthcare, training, services and government sectors looking for a reliable and secure mobile-cloud access point that’s packed to perform and built for virtualized environments.

The mt42 comes in at just 3.41 pounds and 74 inches thin but can run up to 3.0 GHz fast with AMD quad-core processing technology.

Palo Alto, Calif., Aug. 27, 2015 – HP today announced the HP mt42, the world’s thinnest, lightest and most powerful quad-core mobile thin client. At just 3.41 pounds light, .74 inches thin and up to 3.0 GHz fast with AMD quad-core processing technology – the HP mt42 offers 10 percent higher clock speed2 power than the previous generation.

The HP mt42 is ideal for business customers in the financial, healthcare, training, services and government sectors looking for a reliable and secure mobile-cloud access point that’s packed to perform and built for virtualized environments.

“The business world is moving to the cloud more and more, creating a demand for mobile-cloud endpoints that allow users to stay productive and secure on the go,” said Jim Zafarana, vice president and general manager, Workstations and Thin Clients, HP. “The HP mt42 gives our customers that exact kind of power and flexibility, while allowing for streamlined deployments with our HP-exclusive management software.”

Over the past few years, thin client sales have risen as market needs like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), security and compatibility drive demand for alternative computing options. HP was named the global thin client share leader for the second quarter of 2015 with 27.6 percent, and has maintained the #1 worldwide market leadership position for Windows-based thin client shipments for the last seven years. Companies are grappling with issues like global collaboration, privacy regulations and cost control, and the HP mt42 has the technology that can bring it all together seamlessly.

End-users and admins alike can now access the cloud and their virtual desktops on the move with the latest Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients on a stylish and fully-loaded design without the bulk.

The HP mt42’s new ultra-sleek ID features a 14-inch diagonal full HD5 HP Mobile Thin Client display resolution of 1920 x 1080, plus a USB-CTM port and 150 degree extra-wide hinge range for extensive viewing options. The new 2015 HP-advanced spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad with 4 external click-buttons complete the premium design.

Next-generation AMD Carrizo Quad-Core processing technology, and AMD RadeonTM R6 Graphics make the HP mt42 a productivity powerhouse.6 HP-exclusive management and user experience software, like HP Device Manager, HP Velocity, and HP Easy Shell standard at no additional cost, and make it easy to deploy, manage and maintain install bases in just a few clicks.

The HP mt42 will be available with Windows Embedded 7E (32-bit) and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients. In addition to the HP mt42, HP plans for Windows 10 IoT availability on the HP t620, HP t620 PLUS and HP t520 Thin Clients.

HP Thin Clients offer customers a tremendous amount of variety with a large portfolio of hardware, software and services – and a strong collaboration with our trusted partners, like VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft®. HP plans to unveil the HP mt42 at VMworld’s 2015 “Ready for Any” conference in San Francisco, CA.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

HP mt42 release_8.27.15

Writeup and Thin Client Review on Betanews

10ZiG Technology Partners with AMD, Launching Industry Leading Thin Client Computer at VMworld 2015

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VMworld 2015 attendees will have good reason to be excited this year when visiting the 10ZiG Technology booth with the introduction of the industry leading 7800q Thin Client.

10ZiG Technology Partners with AMD, Launching Industry Leading Thin Client Computer at VMworld 2015 

10ZiG Technology introduces the all-new, 7800q Series Quad Core Thin Client Computer; available to demo at VMworld 2015, booth #2609, in San Francisco August 30September 3.

Leicester, UK – VMworld 2015 attendees will have good reason to be excited this year when visiting the 10ZiG Technology booth with the introduction of the industry leading 7800q Thin Client.

Featuring a lightning fast AMD Steppe Eagle 424 Quad Core 2.4 GHz processor, configurable to 8GB DDR3-1866MHz RAM, optional Quad Video Output and an integrated Smart Card reader, 10ZiG’s new 7800q Series Thin Client computer is poised to redefine the market.

The new 10ZiG 7800q Series is designed to meet the increasing demand within the VDI market to support power users who rely heavily on CAD, 3D graphic design and imaging programs within sectors such as Healthcare, Government and Manufacturing. Such power users also require ultra-high resolution (UHD) support in addition to speed and performance, all of which the 10ZiG 7800q delivers.

Engineered with such users in mind, the new 10ZiG 7800q Series packs a punch and has all the horsepower required to support the latest VDI solutions including VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, while paired with Server based GPU technology such as NVIDIA GRID. This combined technology is able to match full-size dedicated workstations in terms of performance, while maintaining the many virtues of a Thin Client. 10ZiG’s 7800q also features as standard 2x Display Port connectors for supporting ultra-high resolution monitors, including 2560×1600 and 3840×2160 (4K).

To complement the cutting edge hardware performance of the 7800q, 10ZiG will be offering this unit with a variety of customizable Operating Systems including their own PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 or 8 and the recently released Microsoft Windows 10 IoT product.

“Through working with users and partners and identifying changes in the types of users and sectors who are now being considered for VDI, we’re recognizing more and more users require higher resolution displays to carry out their work,” says Andy Martin, General Manager, 10ZiG Technology.

“It’s still a common misbelief that Thin Clients provide the same performance to its user regardless of specification, as it’s the server side components of VDI which perform the grunt of the work. However, an increase in users requiring 2560×1600 and even 3840×2160 (4K) resolution support, places a much greater demand on the Thin Client processor. The Thin Client processor is ultimately responsible for decoding this display information in addition to its other tasks. This local processing demand increases with additional resolution and also where screen content changes regularly, such as in multimedia/3D and Imaging use cases. Supplying a Thin Client with the necessary local processing power is essential to the combined success of a VDI deployment,” stated Robert Fitzer, Head of Research and Development, 10ZiG Technology.

“10ZiG Technology looked to AMD to supply the necessary processing power to match these high-end customer demands, therefore we are extremely excited to partner with AMD to be first to market in introducing a Thin Client with features that open up an entirely new market to Thin Client computing which was only previously serviceable by full size PC’s,” confirmed Robert Fitzer.

“The technology partnership with 10ZiG is a prime example of our thin client strategy. It’s a case in point of how we’re working with our customers to push the boundaries of end-user computing within the VDI embedded marketplace,” said Ralph Gonzalez, senior marketing manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. “As Thin Client technology advances, the benefits of switching from standard PCs to Thin Clients will become increasingly more apparent. With this device users get performance and a full range of functionality, powered by the AMD G-Series Embedded SoC.”

The news of 10ZiG’s new 7800q Series comes on the heels of their recent announcement of their powerful, new web-based Centralized Utility Management software which will also be on display at VMworld 2015.

About 10ZiG Technology

10ZiG Thin Clients and Zero Clients are optimized for desktop virtualization and offer the latest VDI brokers preinstalled, with support for PCoIP, HDX, and RDP protocols to name a few. Combining the best available security, high performance and flexibility, 10ZiG devices offer the complete desktop experience. 10ZiG’s goal is to take the complexity out of Desktop Virtualization by providing Thin Clients and Zero Clients with components that simplify implementation, improve management and enhance the user experience. 10ZiG Thin Clients and Zero Clients are available in a wide-range of hardware options including wireless devices, All-In-Ones and small form factor logic units. Thin Client OS options encompass PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 or 8.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with US based Sales and Technical Support, 10ZiG also has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific; affording it a worldwide reach in the Thin and Zero Client marketplace.

To learn more about the cutting edge 10ZiG 7800q Thin Client, or any of 10ZiG’s VDI solutions, please contact: 10ZiG Technology at: Unit S2, Troon Way Business Centre, Humberstone Lane, Leicester, LE4 9HA, United Kingdom, phone: +44 (0116) 2148650

email: sales@10ZiG.eu or web: www.10ZiG.com.

 

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10ZiG Technology’s New Web-Based Centralized Management Utility

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Known for their speed to market and unparalleled customer and technical service, 10ZiG Technology is making a splash at this year’s VMworld with the introduction of new thin client products and a more user friendly management utility software.

10ZiG Technology’s New Centralized Management Utility Now Web-Based; Powerful Features

10ZiG Technology to introduce a new, powerful web-based centralized management utility at VMworld 2015, booth #2609, in San Francisco, California, August 30, – September 3.

Leicester, UK – Known for their speed to market and unparalleled customer and technical service, 10ZiG Technology is making a splash at this year’s VMworld with the introduction of new thin client products and a more user friendly management utility software.

The new ‘10ZiG Manager Web Console’ software comes stacked with dozens of new features. 10ZiG’s new software utility empowers Administrators to manage their Thin Client environments using devices with a supported Web Browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/Internet Explorer) and free them from the inconvenience of having to rely on connecting via traditional PC-based Consoles.

New and existing administrators will immediately feel at ease with the familiar user interface and responsive design that their existing 10ZiG Manager PC-based console is well known for. The 10ZiG Manager Web Console enables administrators to organize and manage multiple Thin Client Groups, for executing tasks such as Auto Configuration, Power On, Shut Down, Reboot, in addition to shadowing Thin Clients all from within an existing browser session.

Performance and security are a top priority in every 10ZiG product. The new 10ZiG Manager Web Console features a completely secure HTTPS login system which verifies user name and passwords against local active directory as well as a smart logout system which warns users and asks to continue their session. A few of the new security enhancements are a lockout timer for failed login attempts, IP address lockout, and bot and brute force attack protections.

Those seeking a comprehensive solution which offers complete remote control over multiple thin clients will appreciate 10ZiG’s new admin features. The new software allows for minimal touch device deployment using automatic configuration groups to remotely connect to any thin client on the network. Top level users will have the ability to edit individual configurations and generate comprehensive reports for each thin client.

“10ZiG analyzed the pain points of Administrators, who we see are becoming increasingly mobile and remote from their traditional workstations. We believe the inclusion of web-based access into our 10ZiG Manager Enterprise FREE software is another milestone in simplifying an Administrator’s role in centrally managing their Thin Client environment. This affords even greater versatility when managing 10ZiG devices from remote and mobile locations, in addition to traditional workstations,” stated 10ZiG’s Head of Research & Development, Robert Fitzer. 

About 10ZiG Technology
10ZiG Thin Clients and Zero Clients are optimized for desktop virtualization and offer the latest VDI brokers preinstalled, with support for PCoIP, HDX, and RDP protocols to name a few. Combining the best available security, high performance and flexibility, 10ZiG devices offer the complete desktop experience. 10ZiG’s goal is to take the complexity out of Desktop Virtualization by providing Thin Clients and Zero Clients with components that simplify implementation, improve management and enhance the user experience. 10ZiG Thin Clients and Zero Clients are available in a wide-range of hardware options including wireless devices, All-In-Ones and small form factor logic units. OS options include PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 or Windows Embedded 8. The 10ZiG product range is underpinned by the most personal Sales and Support service on the market, and 10ZiG are willing to put it to the test through their no-obligation, no-hassle, flexible 30 day evaluation offer. 

To learn more about the 10ZiG Manager Web Console, or any of 10ZiG’s Thin or Zero Client solutions, please contact the relevant office below:

10ZiG Technology Ltd. (EU Headquarters, UK)
+44 (0) 116 214 8660
sales(at)10zig(dot)eu
www.10zig.com
@10zigemea

10ZiG Technology Inc. (Corporate Headquarters, US)
1 (866)-865-5250
sales(at)10zig(dot)com
www.10zig.com
@10zigtechnology

Microsoft Is Working with the Canonical Linux Container Hypervisor Project

ContainerCon and OpenStack Day will both take place in Microsoft’s backyard and virtualization guru Ben Armstrong will outline Redmond’s support of the Canonical-backed LXD project and OpenStack.

Source: redmondmag.com

As reported Wednesday by open source expert Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Microsoft and Canonical, the parent company that distributes Ubuntu Linux, are working together on LXD, a project to develop Linux container hypervisors. As part of the project, Canonical last year revealed the specs for Linux Containers, or LXC, which is a new stratum on top of LXC that endows the advantages of a traditional hypervisor into the faster, more efficient world of containers,” noted Dustin Kirkland, a member of Ubuntu’s product and strategy team, in a blog post yesterday.  “Hosts running LXD are handily federated into clusters of container hypervisors, and can work as Nova Compute nodes in OpenStack, for example, delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud technology at lower costs and greater speeds.”


Microsoft of course has openly embraced Linux containers with its collaboration with Docker, where the two are among others working on the Open Container Initiative, so the collaboration on LXC and Canonical appears to be a natural evolution of that work. In a quote shared in Kirkland’s post, Microsoft’s Armstrong, whose actual title is principal program manager lead at Microsoft on the core virtualization and container technologies, said that “Canonical’s LXD project is providing a new way for people to look at and interact with container technologies. Utilizing ‘system containers’ to bring the advantages of container technology to the core of your cloud infrastructure is a great concept. We are looking forward to seeing the results of our engagement with Canonical in this space.”

VXL announces Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS toThin Client computing hardware line-up

VXL announces new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS as part of its leading Thin Client computing hardware line-up

Manchester, UK – 19/08/15 – VXL Instruments Ltd, worldwide manufacturer of cloud, thin and zero client devices, announces its new desktop devices featuring the very latest Windows Embedded 10 IoT Enterprise operating system.

VXL’s Windows 10 IoT Cloud Clients are designed to provide Knowledge and Power users with an exceptional user experience together with excellent security and compatibility with leading industry desktop virtualisation solutions including the latest Windows Server, VMware Horizon View and Citrix protocols.

VXL’s first models to feature the new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise will be the high performance LQ / LQ+ and IQ-B series and will be available from mid-September 2015. Both models feature the following class-leading specification;

VXL Itona LQ / LQ+ Series Cloud Clients

  • AMD Kabini A4-5000 Quad Core for rich multimedia and graphics
  • Built-in AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics processor
  • Standard Flash / RAM: 16GB (up to 32GB) / 4GB (up to 8GB)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports (2 Front / 2 Rear), Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (Rear)
  • 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x Display Port, 1 x VGA Port and 1 x Serial Port
  • LQ+ series features PCIe slot

VXL Itona IQ-B Series Cloud Clients

  • Intel Baytrail-d Celeron J1900 Quad Core for rich multimedia and graphics
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.41 GHz
  • Standard Flash / RAM: 16GB (up to 32GB) / 4GB (up to 8GB)
  • Six USB 2.0 ports (2 Front / 4 Rear), One SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (Rear)
  • 1 x HDMI Port, 1 x VGA Port and 1 x Serial Port

Frank Noon, VP Sales commented, “the current question as to when and how to manage a migration to Windows 10 is very much at the fore front of our customers’ minds. “The addition of our new cloud clients based on the Windows 10 IoT Enterprise takes the performance of our desktops to new levels and demonstrates our continuing innovation in addressing the embedded market.”

“VXL is an important partner in the IoT devices to market” said Mauro Favero, Sr. Regional Director APAC, of Microsoft’s IoT Device Experience group. “With VXL’s launch of thin clients based on Windows 10 IoT they continue to pioneer great platform and services solutions that bring customers value”

VXL’s new Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS Cloud Clients, LQ/LQ+ and IQ-B series, will also be available with the latest Fusion UDM (Universal Device Manager) Professional solution. Fusion UDM Professional eases the transition to your new virtualised environment by providing a universal management console for all your thin clients, PC’s, tablets and POSReady devices running Windows and Windows Embedded operating systems.

Please contact Ian Cope, Marketing Manager at ian.cope@vxl.net or visit www.vxl.net

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 UDM (Universal Device Manager) Professional 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.

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.


 

Company: VXL

Release summary: VXL Instruments ltd, worldwide manufacturer of cloud, thin and zero client devices, announces its new desktop devices featuring the very latest Windows Embedded 10 IoT Enterprise operating system.

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Date of issue: 19th August, 2015

Contact: Ian Cope, VXL Instruments, +44 (0)161 775 4755, ian.cope@vxl.net

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VXL Cloud, Thin and Zero Clients now available with unrestricted access to Microsoft Office 365 Business Essentials

Following the latest changes to Microsoft’s licensing guidelines, unrestricted access to Microsoft Office 365 Business Essentials is now available for all users of VXL Cloud, Thin and Zero clients.

With no installation work necessary, users can simply access Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud by accessing Internet Explorer or Firefox browser which are embedded in VXL’s respective Windows and Linux Cloud, Thin and Zero Clients

Commenting on the announcement, Frank Noon, VP Worldwide Sales added, “Not only does this represent a significant benefit to end users, it also provides our distribution network with an excellent added-value customer opportunity”. “SMB customers in particular will now also benefit from having access to Microsoft’s leading business applications via the browser”.

Delivering users a comprehensive suite of applications including online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 365 Business Essentials is available via all VXL Cloud, Thin and Zero desktop devices with embedded Linux and Windows Embedded operating systems.

Furthermore, Microsoft Office 365 also incorporates a mail function on the Exchange Server level including a calendar, contact management system and 50 GB of storage space for the mailbox and also includes an application for online meetings with Skype for Business.

For Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), Office 365 Business Plan is available as an alternative. While also using the online versions, this package includes the possibility of installing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and OneNote within the VDI.

VXL’s latest desktop devices are also available with Fusion UDM (Universal Device Manager) Professional providing a universal management console for all your thin clients, PC’s, tablets and POSReady devices running Microsoft Windows, Windows Embedded and VXL Linux operating systems.

For further information, please contact Ian Cope, Marketing Manager at ian.cope@vxl.net or visitwww.vxl.net

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 UDM (Universal Device Manager) Professional 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. 

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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Verizon DBIR 2015 Breach Report

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Prepare your enterprise to conduct individualized self-assessments of risk, so you can make realistic decisions on how to avoid cyber threats. The 2015 DBIR expands its investigation into nine common threat patterns and sizes up the effects of all types of data breaches, from small data disclosures to events that hit the headlines.

Welcome (and welcome back), friends, to our annual showcase of security breaches. We’re so glad you could attend; come inside, come inside. The year 2014 saw the term “data breach” become part of the broader public vernacular with The New York Times devoting more than 700 articles related to data breaches, versus fewer than 125 the previous year. 2 It was the year major vulnerabilities received logos (collect them all!) and needed PR IR firms to manage their legions of “fans.” And it was the year when so many high-profile organizations met with the nigh inevitability of “the breach” that “cyber” was front and center at the boardroom level. The real sign of the times, however, was that our moms started asking, “Is that what you do, dear?” and seemed to finally get what we do for a living.
The 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) continues the tradition of change with additions that we hope will help paint the clearest picture yet of the threats, vulnerabilities, and actions that lead to security incidents, as well as how they impact organizations suffering them. In the new “Before and Beyond the Breach” section, our security data scientists analyzed
(literally) dozens of terabytes of data from partners new and old, making this one of the most collaborative, data-driven information security (InfoSec) reports in existence. If you’re accustomed to reading the DBIR mainly for the headliners and one-liners, you might need to coffee up and put your thinking cap on for this one. But it’ll be worth it; we promise. Fret not, “incident pattern” aficionados—the nefarious nine are back, but they have slimmed down a bit, as you’ll see when you get to that section.

Data Breach Investigation Report 2015 [70 page pdf]

Market Research – IoT expected 35B by 2020. CAGR of 20%

According to a new market research report,”Internet of Things (IoT) in Retail Marketby Component (Hardware and Software), Hardware (Gateways, RFID, Sensors), Service (Remote device management, Managed service, and Professional service), Technology, Region – Global Forecast to 2020″, published by MarketsandMarkets, The global IoT in Retail Market is expected to grow from USD 14,280.0 Million in 2015 to USD 35,640.0 Million by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.0%.

The demand for this market is driven by internet ubiquity worldwide and the declining cost of IoT components such as sensors and RFID. Cloud platform is another factor which considered as an important driver to the IoT market. The software market in IoT in retail is expected to flourish in the coming years owing to the increasing usage of mobile applications. Niche players such as ThingWorx and Carriots are developing software platforms and many others have emerged and are expected to evolve in the coming time.

IGEL thin clients certified by Citrix for intense graphics

Release summary: Using thin clients for high performance computing with graphics intensive applications is now a reality thanks to a combination of IGEL thin clients and Citrix HDX 3D Pro.

Reading, UK. 27th July 2015 – Using thin clients for high performance computing with graphics intensive applications is now a reality thanks to a combination of IGEL thin clients and Citrix HDX IGEL UD6_with_quad_core_logo3D Pro. Citrix has awarded both the IGEL UD5 and UD6 thin clients with Citrix HDX Premium Certification including HDX 3D Pro.

HDX 3D Pro is a set of graphics acceleration technologies designed to optimize the virtualization of rich graphics apps such as computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications, Geographical information system (GIS) software and Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) workstations for medical imaging.

“In the past, customers have had to keep isolated islands of PCs in their business if they were using graphics intensive applications, resulting in more costly and complicated management,” said Simon Richards, IGEL Managing Director for UK & Ireland. “This certification removes that headache. Businesses can now confidently deploy IGEL thin clients across their entire desktop estate and benefit from our fantastic centralized management and user functionality and reduced support costs. With Citrix and IGEL, they will now be able to confidently provide thin clients for workstations that require a particularly high-performance system and still benefit from a virtual, centralized and remotely managed IT infrastructure.”

With virtualized, shared graphics resources (vGPU), industries that require particularly high levels of computing power, such as architecture, engineering, planning and design can now confidently use IGEL thin clients. With their sophisticated hardware framework, they are equipped to handle even the most demanding graphics, 3D or multimedia applications. While the IGEL UD5 with dual core processor is ideal for 2D workstations with high multimedia requirements, the IGEL UD6 with quad core CPU and 2 GB RAM is the right choice for professional 3D applications.

The combination of certified hardware and an appropriate server infrastructure opens up entirely new possibilities for the use of private cloud-based IT models, particularly in the engineering sector. Companies using CAD, for example, can now take full advantage of the benefits of central data storage, a standardized backup strategy, security and team collaboration through the online availability of all data. The HDX Engine constantly analyzes the combined use of resources, such as the computing power of the virtualized server graphics processor, the applications and end devices as well as the bandwidth. HDX automatically adjusts the quality of transmissions to ensure that users do not experience any drop in performance. IT managers can achieve optimum scaling and, depending on the vGPU profile, can allow up to eight users per graphics processor to work simultaneously.

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

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Thin client RFP – India Railways

Email received –

I am in Govt. business and presently I have one very good tender enq. from Indian Railways for the Supply, assembly, installation, commissioning and integration of Thin clients, UPS, kiosks, printers, biometric devices, BA devices , Touch screen if you have any company who is interested in this please contact immediately because time is very less, tender is due on 24th July, 2015. The tender of the same is attached here with for your perusal.

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Userful Integrates Powerful UIEvolution Content Platform Into Versatile Video Wall Solution

Userful’s Network Video Wall is the first video wall solution to deliver 4k and higher content in real-time over the network. It supports multiple video walls from a single, standard PC and is entirely managed through a browser. With the UIE ExperienceManager platform, now integrated as a plugin into the Userful solution, Hospitality, Cruise and Retail customers can easily deploy content onto Userful’s high-performance, cost-effective video walls.

Source: www.marketwatch.com

Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries and works with zero- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP. userful.com

IGEL Citrix HDX Premium certification

### Citrix underlines the efficiency of the high-end models IGEL UD5 and UD6. Both devices meet the requirements of the HDX Premium IGEL Thin clientPolicies and recommend itself as a high-performance thin client for the provision of graphics-intensive applications via XenDesktop. ###

### Citrix unterstreicht die Leistungsfähigkeit der IGEL High-End-Modelle UD5 und UD6. Beide Geräte erfüllen die Vorgaben der HDX Premium Richtlinien und empfehlen sich damit als hochperformante Thin Clients für die Bereitstellung grafikintensiver Anwendungen über XenDesktop. ###

Thanks virtualized, shared graphics resources (vgpu) can now be an efficient and safe over a thin client also particularly power-hungry jobs in architecture, engineering, planning and design.Virtualisation specialist Citrix provides the HDX 3D Pro feature of XenDesktop the necessary high-performance protocol for a smooth transition. However, the devices used must comply with for the seamless interaction and the best user experience a list of requirements, the Citrix has defined verification in its HDX Premium.

The IGEL UD5 and UD6 are available now at this circuit because they offer with their sophisticated hardware framework the best prerequisites for the provision of sophisticated graphics, 3D or multimedia applications. The IGEL UD5 with dual-core processor is ideal for 2D -Arbeitsplätze with high multimedia requirements. In professional 3D range of IGEL UD6 with quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM is the right choice.

 

Rackspace Announces Azure Cloud services with Fanatical Support

Over 200,000 businesses trust Rackspace, the managed cloud company. We design, build, and run the best cloud for your needs, and back it with Fanatical Support®.

Source: www.rackspace.com

This week Rackspace announced “fanatical support” for Microsoft Azure. “The constant evolution of Microsoft Azure—and the addition of new features—can make Azure a challenge to adopt and manage. When you hand management responsibilities to Rackspace, we help ensure you get the most out of Azure.”

Thin Client – Explaining the Cloud: What the Heck is PaaS Anyway?

The enterprise is in the middle of an explosion of growth in mobility and data. The old, insular model for developing “in-house” solutions is showing its age—in many cases on-premise IT simply can’…

Source: solutions-review.com

Good read.  

Excerpt:  In the past, enterprise cloud adoption was primarily focused on software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings, but lately there’s been an increasing call for enterprise adoption of the middle sibling of the cloud family: platform as a service (PaaS).


So what is PaaS? And why is it so important?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a model of cloud computing in which a vendor provides the user with the hardware and software tools necessary to create, deploy and manage applications at scale via the internet, as a service.  Here’s how renowned IT research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. defines PaaS in their IT glossary:

“A [PaaS] offering, usually depicted in all cloud diagrams between the SaaS layer above it and the IaaS layer below, is a broad collection of applicationinfrastructure (middleware) services (including application platform, integration, business process management, and database services). However, the hype surrounding the PaaS concept is focused mainly on application PaaS as the representative of the whole category.”

BYOD management – Fusion UDM Premium ‘device management for everyone

With the latest release of Fusion UDM (Universal Device Manager) BYOD ManagementPremium, VXL Software brings enterprise-class device management within the reach of almost every business.

Device management isn’t new – but until now it’s only typically been within the reach of larger organisations – those which enjoy big IT budgets and employ sizeable IT teams. The new version of VXL Software’s Fusion UDM Premium aims to level the playing field.

“Our aim with Fusion UDM Premium is to break down the barriers to ownership of enterprise-class management products,” says VXL Software’s VP of Sales, Frank Noon.

Fusion UDM Premium offers the kind of device management power that large corporations expect, but with lower, simpler pricing.

“Our customers tell us that mainstream device management software can be complicated to budget for and may have many hidden costs. With VXL Software’s Fusion UDM Premium, costs are straightforward and nothing is hidden. Each Fusion UDM Premium licence is perpetual – it lasts for the life of the device. For the first year, access to our world-class support is an affordable percentage of the licence fee – and is optional thereafter. And that’s it.”

Lower prices don’t mean a cut-down product. According to Noon, Fusion UDM Premium “compares very favourably with the market leaders, feature-for-feature”.

This combination of simple pricing, low costs and powerful features opens up device management to companies of almost every size – and is especially attractive to those organisations which have small IT teams, supporting perhaps 100–1,000 users, but would like to enjoy the same device management as large enterprises.

VXL Software’s Fusion UDM Premium enables organisations to control their inventory, ensure software licensing compliance, manage security, predict and manage hardware failures, roll out upgrades and patches with ease – and much more. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) support, currently in development, will be added free for users who buy now.

Fusion UDM Premium supports the management of devices running VXL Linux, Android, Windows Embedded, Windows POS – and is future-upgradeable, at no cost, to support iOS, OS X and Windows Mobile.

“Fusion UDM Premium doesn’t just deliver powerful device management,” concludes Noon. “It’s available at a price that’s unquestionable value. Our calculations, using industry-standard metrics, show that companies can achieve a full return on investment in under four months.”

VXL Software’s Fusion UDM Premium is available now, with Bring Your Own Device support available as a free upgrade later this year. Full product details are available fromwww.vxlsoftware.com.

About VXL Software

VXL Software is a division of VXL Instruments. Established in 1976, VXL is a global leading manufacturer of thin-, zero- and cloud-client devices. VXL Software develops world-class software for a range of business-focussed uses, from device management through to electronic signage.

VXL Software is a division of VXL Instruments. VXL Software is a global company, with locations in the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, India and Singapore. VXL Software’s Americas Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The European headquarters is in Manchester, UK. VXL Software’s development team, and the Asia Pacific headquarters, are based in Bangalore, India.

For further information, contact: Ian Cope, VXL Marketing Manager, ian.cope@vxl.net.

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SDG Systems Enhances EPX Barcode Framework for Android, Adding Code Reader Driver Support

Scanners may be connected to and controlled from the USB port of the Poynt payment terminal. Developers can integrate with the Poynt terminal using a licensed driver and free SDK from SDG Systems. For un-tethered convenience, support for Bluetooth-connected Code Scanners, like the CR2300, is planned. The driver is expected to support full bi-directional communication.

Source: www.consumerelectronicsnet.com

Thin Client news – IGEL appoints Michael Murphy to grow thin client business in Scotland – Newscom

New Regional Manager looks to appoint new Scottish reseller specialists with Public Sector and Oil & Gas expertise Reading, UK. June 2nd, 2015 – IGEL Technology today announced the appointment of Michael Murphy to grow its thin client business in Scotland. Michael, with more than 12 years of Scottish and international IT industry experience, will(…)

Source: www.newscom.org

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