Press Release: November 17, 2009
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HP Helps Customers Rethink the PC with New Thin Computing Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2009

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Expanding the applicationof thin clients in new computing environments, HP today introduceda variety of thin computing solutions that deliver affordable,simple computing experiences for business and education, as well asintegrated client virtualization solutions that extend the power ofthe data center to the desktop.

Extending HP’sindustry-leading thin computing portfolio, the new solutionsinclude:

  • HP thin client platforms designed to optimize the end-userexperience for client virtualization by delivering higherperformance and remarkable ease of use.
  • HP clientvirtualization solutions that provide a high-quality userexperience and increased scalability and reliability in a secureenvironment at a breakthrough price.
  • HP MultiSeatsolution that can double computing seats without expanding ITbudgets for smaller computing environments, with simple set up andlow energy use.

In addition to HPMultiSeat, HP introducedspecifically tailored, easy-to-manage education solutions – HPTeachNow and HP SchoolCloud – that make it easier to teach withtechnology while reducing overall costs.

“Businesses and educationalinstitutions are looking for alternatives to traditional personalcomputing, such as client virtualization or multiseat computing, tocentralize management and increase security, while reducing theirtotal 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 virtualizationsolutions – from the desktop to the data center – that meet IT anduser needs.”

Customers cut costsand increase efficiencies with HP

New York-based JetBlueAirways needed a way to cut long-term costs for airport-basedtechnology and improve security. The airline installed nearly 1,400HP thin clients, which were supported by JetBlue’s central datacenter and backed by 25 HP ProLiant server blades. Today, more than12,000 JetBlue crew members use the HP thin clients at curbsidecheck-in, ticket counters, and gate and back office locations atairports.

“In terms of maintenanceand cost-effectiveness, the ‘thick client’ model simply wasn’tsustainable for us. We realized it was critical to increaseefficiency and manageability to drive down costs,” said PatThompson, director, IT Operations, JetBlue Airways. “Our decisionto deploy HP Thin Clients is expected to save nearly $5 millionover five years, while improving customer satisfaction.”

Thin computingplatforms deliver new levels of performance and value

  • The new HP t5740 and HP t5745 Flexible Series Thin Clients deliver a superbcomputing experience for client virtualization deployments. Thet5740 Flexible Series Thin Clients feature Intel® Atom N280processors and an Intel GL40 chipset, enabling a power-efficientand rich PC experience delivered with the dependability of a thinclient. HP Flexible Series Thin Clients can grow with a business,providing eight USB 2.0 ports and an optional PCI expansion modulefor easy upgrades. The HP Flexible Series also meets stringentENERGY STAR®, EPEAT® Silver and Energy Using Products Directive(EuP) Lot 6 requirements.
  • HP Flexible Series Thin Clients support rich multimedia forvisual display solutions, including the new HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage Display. TheHP LD4700 can run 24/7 in both bright and dim lighting whilemaintaining longevity, and can be set in either a horizontal orvertical position. In addition, with the new HP Digital Signage Display (DSD) Wall Mount, users can hang thedisplay on a wall to showcase videos, graphics or text in a varietyof commercial settings where an extra-large screen is desired.
  • The HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Client is an affordable,power-efficient thin client with a new interface that simplifiessetup and deployment. It offers a combination of features unique inits class and enables local web access and basic multimediasupport.
  • All new HP Thin Clients now include intuitive setup tools thatstreamline configuration and management into a short series ofeasy-to-follow steps. The ThinPro Setup Wizard for Linux and HPEasy Config for Microsoft Windows® help customers quickly choosethe right configurations for their virtual environment in just afew clicks. In addition, HP thin clients also include on-boardutilities that automate deployment of new connections, properties,low-bandwidth add-ons and image updates from one centralizedrepository to thousands of thin clients.

New clientvirtualization solutions extend the power of the data center to thedesktop

HP is extending the powerof its Converged Infrastructure strategy to help customers acceleratethe delivery of client virtualization with solutions that combineservers, storage, software and thin clients, along with servicesand support.

  • Three new client virtualization architectures that combineCitrix XenDesktop 4, Citrix XenApp or VMware View™ with HP ProLiantservers, storage and thin clients to provide midsize to largebusinesses with a range of scalable and affordable offerings thatmeet the performance and reliability needs of task workers andknowledge workers.
  • HP ProLiantWS460c G6 Workstation Blade brings centralized,mission-critical security and reliability to workstation computingby delivering a breakthrough user experience that also allowsindividuals or teams to work and collaborate remotely and securely.This solution meets the performance and scalability needs forhigh-end visualization and handling of large model sizes demandedby enterprise segments such as engineering and oil and gas.
  • HP Client Automation 7.8, part of the HP Business Service Automation software portfolio and fullysupporting Windows 7, allows customers to easily deploy and migrateto a virtual desktop infrastructure environment and manage itthrough the entire life cycle. It manages traditional and virtualclient environments – including all thin clients, virtual back-endinfrastructure and traditional PCs – with a common methodology thatreduces management costs and complexity. Customers also captureinventory and usage information to help size their initial virtualclient deployment and reoptimize as end-user needs change overtime.
  • New HP Technology Services implementation, support and educationofferings help organizations lower complexity and risk with newbusiness value services that provide a reliable path to clientvirtualization:
    • HP Transformation Experience Workshop helps customersbuild their strategy for virtualized solutions, identify ahigh-level roadmap and get executive consensus in a one-dayintensive session.
    • HP Business Benefit Workshop allows customers toidentify, quantify and analyze the business benefits of clientvirtualization as well as set return-on-investment targets prior toentering the planning stage.
    • Enhanced HP Solution Architecture and Pilot Serviceensures the successful integration of the client virtualizationsolution into the customer’s infrastructure through a clearroadmap, architectural blueprint and phased implementationstrategy.
  • HP Enterprise Services extends the value of HP’s clientvirtualization solutions by hosting the customer’s applications anddata in a remote data center.
  • Recentlyannounced HP business computing bundles bring end-to-end ITcapabilities to small business owners. The bundles, which includeHP Thin Clients, HP ProLiant tower servers and Microsoft WindowsServer 2008 R2, efficiently deliver Windows desktops, businessapplications and remote access while improving security andreducing total costs.

HP MultiSeatSolution doubles computing seats without expanding ITbudgets

The HP MultiSeat Solution stretches the computing budgets of smallbusinesses and other resource-constrained organizations bydelivering up to twice the computing seats as traditional PCs forthe same IT spend.

HP MultiSeat uses theexcess computing capacity of a single PC to give up to 10simultaneous users an individualized, fully supported and licensedMicrosoft Windows 7 computing experience. This not only helpsorganizations affordably increase computing seats, but alsosimplifies IT management with setup simple enough for non-technicalusers and reduces energy consumption by as much as 80 percent peruser over traditional PCs.

Pricing andavailability(1)

  • HP t5740 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $429 and iscurrently available
  • HP 5745 Flexible Series Thin Client starts at $399 and iscurrently available
  • HP t5325 Essential Series Thin Clients starts at $199 and isexpected to be available Dec. 1
  • HP LD4700 47-inch Widescreen LCD Digital Signage starts at$1,799 and is currently available
  • HP ProLiant WS460c G6 Blade Workstation starts at $3,044 and iscurrently available

More information about thisannouncement is available in an online press kit at http://www.hp.com/go/virtualization09.

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


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