Press Release: August 20, 2012

HP Helps Companies Speed Deployment of Virtual Desktop Technologies

HP t310 joins company’s VMware client portfolio of enterprise virtualization solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today broadened its desktop-to-data-center virtualization portfolio for VMware View® environments with new offerings to help enterprises speed the deployment of virtual desktop technologies.

HP will be showing the new virtualization solutions at VMworld, San Francisco, Aug. 27-30, including:

  • The new HP t310 Zero Client featuring the Tera2 zero client processor, with up to five times the imaging performance of the Tera1 processor. The HP t310 easily handles the most demanding multimedia needs for users in VMware View environments.
  • The HP t410 Smart Zero Client, which now offers PCoIP Optimized software with System on Chip (SoC) technology, enabling increased graphics performance at low power consumption.
  • The new HP Client Virtualization Generation 8 (Gen8) Reference Architecture for Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere®, specifically designed to support virtual desktops. This solution joins other HP VMware View Reference Architectures, which serve as “blueprints” for server, storage, networking and software configurations that speed deployment, eliminate guesswork and maximize the efficiency of IT infrastructures.
  • New options for offloading some encoding tasks from the CPU to the blade or rack server using a new, optional Teradici host card. This solution offers increased client virtualization performance for graphics-heavy applications, such as animation and computer-aided design.

HP t310 offers performance and security

Tailor-made for VMware virtual desktop users, the HP t310 features the new Teradici Tera2 PCoIP zero client processor, delivering a high-performance client endpoint for virtual desktops.

The HP t310 is a true zero client with no operating system or codecs for IT to manage. With no local storage, the HP t310 provides a highly secure endpoint suitable for government, defense, healthcare, finance and other secure-sector deployments.

The HP t310 Zero Client joins the HP t410 Smart Zero Client and the HP t510 and HP t610 Flexible Series Thin Clients to help HP deliver the industry’s broadest lineup of zero and thin clients for VMware environments.

The key business benefits of the HP t310 with VMware View include:

  • Quick deployment and easy manageability with no operating system updates or codecs to manage.
  • Increased performance with the highest pixels-per-second rates at dual 1,920 x 1,200 or single 2,560 x 1,600 resolution.
  • Improved energy efficiency, consuming less than 7 watts of power.
  • Easy remote device and power management with Wake-on-LAN support.
  • Data security with AES256-bit encryption, with additional smart card support.
  • Protection against data loss with secure authentication and authorization of all USB peripheral devices and lockdown of restricted devices.

PCoIP-optimized technology for added performance

The HP t410 Smart Zero Client now offers PCoIP Optimized, a software solution that increases the computing performance and enhances the user experience of smart zero clients in VMware virtualized environments.

By leveraging the digital signal processor (DSP) of the Texas Instruments DM8148 SoC, the PCoIP imaging decode can fully utilize both the ARM and DSP cores of the SoC. This also allows the HP t410 to provide increased PCoIP performance at low power consumption.

“Organizations are virtualizing their desktops to reduce the expense and management associated with PCs, but users still want a PC-like experience from thin clients,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Thin Clients, HP. “HP now offers the largest portfolio of VMware solutions in the industry, featuring chipsets and software to enable the performance organizations are looking for and everything they need for successful planning and design of VMware deployments.”

Reference architectures for VMware

HP offers a full portfolio of server and desktop virtualization reference architectures that small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) and enterprises can use to get deployments up and running quickly, reducing the amount of hardware required to run business applications.

The key customer benefits of HP’s reference architectures for VMware include:

  • Proven architectures that shorten planning and speed deployment.
  • Optimized infrastructure configurations based on best practices that uniquely support a broad range of user workloads, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), hosted or shared desktops, and virtualized applications.
  • Flexible solutions that adapt to business changes and enable secure mobility initiatives.

Added performance for unpredictable workloads

To provide a consistent high-performance VDI end-user experience, HP rack and blade servers now support the Teradici APEX 2800 Server Offload Card. This card offloads PCoIP image encoding tasks and reduces sever CPU utilization, empowering IT managers to protect and ensure a consistent user experience while workloads change.

The Teradici APEX 2800 Server Offload Card comes in PCI-E and MXM form factors and is compatible with all HP thin and zero clients in VMware View environments, delivering a rich multimedia experience.

Pricing and availability

The HP t310 Zero Client will be available in North America in September. Pricing starts at $369 and varies based on hardware options.(1)

Additional information on HP thin clients and virtualization solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/thin and www.hp.com/go/clientvirtualization.


(1) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.


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