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HP Extends Z Workstation Family into Virtualization Realm

28 May, 2014 By: Cadalyst Staff

Scheduled for June release, the HP DL380z will enable access to CAD and other graphics-intensive software from nearly any device in any location.


Rakesh Narasimhan, group vice-president and general manager, Desktops and Apps at Citrix, said, "Enterprises that are adopting app and desktop virtualization to provide a personalized mobile workspace must address a key user group: design and engineering users. Organizations must maintain tight security and control over valuable intellectual property as these users become more mobile and distributed. Providing customers with the powerful combination of HDX 3D Pro in XenDesktop with HP's virtual workstation with NVIDIA technology, we can deliver the high-performance experience of 3D apps that this specialized workforce needs."

The HP DL380z keeps intellectual property and other sensitive data centralized and secure by transmitting encrypted pixel data over LAN or WAN to remote users. It also allows for flexible IT management with a choice of pass-through GPU and virtual GPU modes that can be configured according to usage needs, making IT change management simple and efficient.

Virtual workstation environments can be configured in a variety of ways depending on the type of user. Source: HP.
Virtual workstation environments can be configured in a variety of ways depending on the type of user. Source: HP.

The HP DL380z also supports HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS), which pioneered remote access to graphics-rich applications and the ability to host collaboration sessions from multiple devices and multiple operating systems, including Linux. The newest HP RGS release 7 added the ability to have true workstation productivity from a tablet while bringing intuitive touch controls to nontouch applications. The workstation also supports HP Velocity software, which significantly improves network performance, according to HP.

The virtual workstation software ecosystem supports a variety of end-point operating systems. Source: HP.
The virtual workstation software ecosystem supports a variety of end-point operating systems. Source: HP.

Pricing and Availability

The HP DL380z is scheduled for release in June. Pricing depends on the number of users and the system configuration and is available on request. For more information about the HP DL380z, including the full list of system specifications, visit the HP Virtual Workstations web site.

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