HP to evade corporate desktop with client infrastructure portfolio
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 26-Apr-2010
Today workers work with a diverse range of computing requirements across devices, applications, mobility and performance needs. As such, technology teams are challenged to deliver services efficiently and cost-effectively across this heterogeneous environment.
According to an independent report from Forrester Research titled “Predictions 2010: Client Virtualization” (January 2010), “Beginning in 2010 but flourishing over the long term, the ‘corporate desktop’ will no longer be a physical machine but a virtual image that users will access from whatever device is most convenient at that time in that particular location. Users will be able to complete all of their activities (work and personal) from the same device without security compromises.”
Hybrid design model
HP today introduced its client infrastructure portfolio to redesign client computing environments to simplify management, increase security and enhance the user experience.
The new HP client infrastructure services portfolio is designed to simplify management and increases worker productivity while mitigating business risk. Targeting at the end-user segmentation, HP advocates a hybrid design model that includes a mix of new and traditional PCs, virtual desktops, application virtualization.
As for the new HP client strategy services, it is said to adopt a business value approach to client architecture strategy and planning to accelerate the transformation and ensure a business case with return on investment.
The third model, HP client migration services, is designed to speed the move to new operating systems and ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption. New services include end-user segmentation, application rationalization, and integrated client management.
“HP’s knowledge and practical experience helped us smoothly transition to Windows 7 to meet our goal of maximum user functionality managed with a minimum of resources,” said Wim Vanhoof, manager of information and communication infrastructure at De Persgroep, one of the leading media companies in Belgium.
“The new virtual application streaming environment enables employees to be more productive and ensures that future acquisitions can be readily integrated within the desktop architecture,” said Vanhoof.
HP's new client virtualization services is designed to help businesses realize the benefits of virtualization faster with expert services targeting client, storage and server technologies from HP, VMware, Citrix and Microsoft.