PALO ALTO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 16, 2009 — Expanding the application of thin clients in new computing environments, HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced a variety of thin computing solutions that deliver affordable, simple computing experiences for business and education, as well as integrated client virtualization solutions that extend the power of the data center to the desktop.
Extending HP’s industry-leading thin computing portfolio, the new solutions include:
In addition to HP MultiSeat, HP introduced specifically tailored, easy-to-manage education solutions – HP TeachNow and HP SchoolCloud – that make it easier to teach with technology while reducing overall costs.
“Businesses and educational institutions are looking for alternatives to traditional personal computing, such as client virtualization or multiseat computing, to centralize management and increase security, while reducing their total cost of ownership,” said Robert Moctezuma, vice president, Desktop Solutions Organization, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Customers recognize HP is the only provider that can design, deploy and manage complete thin computing and client virtualization solutions – from the desktop to the data center – that meet IT and user needs.”
Customers cut costs and increase efficiencies with HP
New York-based JetBlue Airways needed a way to cut long-term costs for airport-based technology and improve security. The airline installed nearly 1,400 HP thin clients, which were supported by JetBlue’s central data center and backed by 25 HP ProLiant server blades. Today, more than 12,000 JetBlue crew members use the HP thin clients at curbside check-in, ticket counters, and gate and back office locations at airports.
“In terms of maintenance and cost-effectiveness, the ‘thick client’ model simply wasn’t sustainable for us. We realized it was critical to increase efficiency and manageability to drive down costs,” said Pat Thompson, director, IT Operations, JetBlue Airways. “Our decision to deploy HP Thin Clients is expected to save nearly $5 million over five years, while improving customer satisfaction.”
Thin computing platforms deliver new levels of performance and value
New client virtualization solutions extend the power of the data center to the desktop
HP is extending the power of its Converged Infrastructure strategy to help customers accelerate the delivery of client virtualization with solutions that combine servers, storage, software and thin clients, along with services and support.
HP MultiSeat Solution doubles computing seats without expanding IT budgets
The HP MultiSeat Solution stretches the computing budgets of small businesses and other resource-constrained organizations by delivering up to twice the computing seats as traditional PCs for the same IT spend.
HP MultiSeat uses the excess computing capacity of a single PC to give up to 10 simultaneous users an individualized, fully supported and licensed Microsoft Windows 7 computing experience. This not only helps organizations affordably increase computing seats, but also simplifies IT management with setup simple enough for non-technical users and reduces energy consumption by as much as 80 percent per user over traditional PCs.
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More information about this announcement is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/virtualization09.
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