HP certifies its first Linux-based thin clients for VMware View Manager
HP announced that its entire line of thin clients is now certified for VMware View, making the products even easier for customers to deploy in VMware environments.
The certification, which covers the Microsoft Windows® CE, Windows XP Embedded and Linux operating systems, includes rigorous testing and quality assurance with VMware View for enhanced reliability and ease of deployment.
HP is among the first in the industry to offer customers Linux thin clients certified for VMware View Manager, an enterprise desktop management server that enables IT administrators to quickly provision and tightly control user access. Additionally, HP is currently the only vendor to receive View Manager certification for Windows CE.
"HP’s thin client innovation and long-standing relationship with VMware has allowed us to meet growing customer demand by delivering a Linux option for VMware View Manager several months earlier than originally planned," said Jeff Groudan, vice president, Marketing, Desktop Solutions Organization, HP. "As businesses look to reduce costs in these challenging economic times, established, trusted vendors like HP and VMware are helping them significantly improve IT cost-efficiency with client virtualization."
"We’ve worked closely with HP to help ensure that HP thin clients are VMware Ready, meaning they are optimized for VMware View environments," said Jocelyn Goldfein, vice president and general manager, Desktop Business Unit, VMware. "Together, VMware and HP are providing customers with easy and cost-effective desktop solutions that offer rapid deployment, centralized management, high levels of security, and superior flexibility. VMware View is an ideal environment for delivering rich, personalized virtual desktops to HP thin clients."
HP offers an extensive lineup of Windows and Linux-based thin clients that are ideally suited for VMware View deployments and deliver a range of performance and features to support a wide variety of user needs – from basic data entry to advanced 3-D imaging and remote collaboration. The HP t5135 and t5145 Thin Clients with simple HP ThinConnect operating system are HP’s first Linux-based thin clients to be certified for View Manager.
Pricing and availability
Windows-based HP thin clients certified for VMware View Manager, as well as HP ThinPro Linux products are available now at a starting price of $299.
HP ThinConnect Linux-based thin clients certified for VMware View Manager are expected to be available Jan. 26, starting at $249.
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