HPE launches virtual desktop solutions for companies with remote employees

HPE launches virtual desktop solutions for companies with remote employees
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6 Apr, 2020

Information technology (IT) giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), flexible financing terms for products and new pre-configured solutions to help companies amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The VDI solutions, along with advisory services and financing, will help companies set up their home VDI faster and keep the networks secure, the company said in a statement.

Its financial and asset lifecycle options include short-term rentals and 90-day payment deferrals for its VDI solutions. The solutions would also be delivered in an as-a-service format through HP Greenlake to support customers who need financial flexibility for their remote workforce rollouts.

HPE Greenlake is a consumption-based IT model that allows its users to build HPE solutions in anything-as-a-service models.

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For small and medium enterprise customers who need pre-configured VDI solutions, HPE said it can customise them based on the company size. The solutions can be scaled from 80 users till 2,000 remote workers, and are designed for Citrix and VMware cloud environments, the company said.

The solutions will be built on HPE ProLiant, which are hybrid cloud-based infrastructure servers, or on HPE Synergy servers, which are a hardware system of servers, networking, storage and power, it added.

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“The urgent global response to Covid-19 has pressured our customers to rapidly implement and expand secure, remote work options for their organisations,” Gerald Kleyn, vice president and general manager for Moonshot, edge and internet of things (IoT) systems at HPE, said. “Our remote management, security and automation capabilities help businesses quickly deliver virtual workspaces to their remote staff.”

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The company also launched a high-performing VDI solution called the HPE ProLiant m750, which it claimed provides 70% more performance and takes 25% less power than its previous generations.

The solution can be used in industries such as banking, healthcare and education, the company said. Its applications include electronic trading, telemedicine and support for remote workers in temporary medical facilities, as well as e-learning solutions for digitised classrooms.