HP has announced what it calls the world’s first single-sourced remote workstation solution, HP ZCentral.
The solution centralizes high-end computer power in a single location, liberating power users working on graphics-intensive applications.
HP ZCentral also enables remote, mobile and fluid workstyles, the company said in a Monday press release.
HP said ZCentral combines Z by HP racked high-performance workstations, a new version of ZCentral Remote Boost software and new proprietary ZCental Connect software to accelerate high compute workflows.
Boost and new ZCentral Connect software will be available in early 2020, with beta versions available for current customers, HP said.
The company eyes ZCentral for companies across various industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, data science, media, entertainment, oil, gas and others.
HP said the solution gives IT departments predictable, dedicated and secure remote performance for nearly any end point device, helping to reduce the costs associated with security breaches due to remote working and various connected platforms and devices, including Windows, Linux or MacOS devices on notebooks, convertibles and other devices.
According to HP, ZCentral offers 16% to 33% high performance and at 59% to 72% the cost of current virtualized workstations. IT managers can manage, monitor and assign dedicated remote workstation performance on a secure private network with one console.
Other benefits of the remote workstation solution include:
- Efficiency gains with fast load times for large projects in remote locations (co-located data and compute for security and faster load times), protecting company data on secure workstations.
- IT departments can share a pool of workstations to each user in a new flexible way by managing connections remotely on one simple interface with ZCentral Connect Software.
- Power users can tap into Z Workstation performance and work as if they are local even with a thin and light device via ZCentral Remote Boost Software.
- IT departments can equip workforces with a variety of end-point devices from Thin Clients to Notebooks and Convertibles and regardless of the device, power users can upgrade to dedicated workstation performance for the ISV applications they use, when they need them.
In a statement, Jim Nottingham, general manager and head of global workstations at HP, said the new product equips the mobile workforce with the world’s only single-source remote workstation solution.
“HP ZCentral is reinventing the way businesses meet the demands of today’s global workforce with flexibility by accelerating IT deployment and management, reducing costs, and providing world-class data security,” he said.
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