Tad Bodeman of HP's remote client solutions group provided a broad "memory dump" of today's HP client virtualization announcementt. As with my last post on this topic, HP and Desktop Virtualization, there's simply too much here for me to address each portion of the announcement separately.
Summary of HP's announcementHP's announcement covers three areas:
- Enhancements to HP's thin client story that includes a new device, the HP 2533T and extensions to HP's partnership with Citrix allowing HP to support XenDesktop on all of their thin client devices.
- Enhancements to HP's blade PC story that is also based upon HP's partnership with Citrix. Now HP's blade PCs support Citrix's ICA protocol and provisioning server for application virtualization.
- HP is making its remote client software (RCS) available to virtualization software suppliers. As this technology becomes broadly available, HP believes that end user's experience with remote client computing will be vastly improved.
Snapshot AnalysisAs I mentioned in my last post, HP is one of the few suppliers that has offerings in each layer of the Kusnetzky Group model of virtualization software. As one would expect, this announcement allows HP to "stretch the envelope" a bit more.
Regardless of whether the organization wishes to deploy solutions based upon virtual access, application virtualization, processing virtualization or some combination of these technologies, HP offers hardware, software and services that can be utilized to fulfill those requirements.