Wyse Changes Everything With Announcement of Xenith 2 Zero Client for Citrix VDI-Based Deployments
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced the Wyse Xenith 2, based on the ultra-secure Wyse zero framework. This breakthrough zero client was revealed today at Citrix Synergy 2012, the premier event on cloud computing, virtualization and networking. Wyse, the leading shipper of fixed and mobile desktop zero clients in the world, will be demonstrating the Xenith 2 at Wyse Booth #206 from May 9-10, 2012.
Following on the success of the Wyse Xenith and Wyse Xenith Pro, the Wyse Xenith 2 is the ideal Citrix zero client solution for both enterprise and SMB organizations. The Wyse Xenith 2 zero client is purpose-built for Citrix XenDesktop® blending the amazing cost benefits of the ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture, with a non-Windows Citrix Receiver compatible client, developed in cooperation with Citrix. Improving on the success of the Xenith, with 30% faster performance and lower power consumption, the result is a super secure, very affordable, true high-fidelity desktop experience. For users requiring a diverse variety of applications, including HD multimedia, the Wyse Xenith 2 delivers a new standard in price and performance in a compact zero client and delivers an unprecedented combination of simplicity, performance and security for office-based workers.
The Wyse Xenith 2 requires no local configuration or management and can offer customers of all sizes a more secure client while helping reduce management and overall client cost. Full AES 128 bit encryption enables encryption of network certificates on the client, which is a truly ironclad level of security. Leveraging the Wyse zero framework, the Wyse Xenith 2 is able to provide a secure, 'instant on' experience for end users -- booting up and logging into a Citrix XenDesktop® in less than 10 seconds. With no exposed APIs and no attack surface, the Wyse Xenith 2 zero client is malware and virus immune, removing client security concerns.
"Wyse Xenith has been a game-changer for us," according to Wes Wright, Chief Technology Officer at Seattle Children's Hospital. "Not only are we saving $6 million in hardware replacement costs, more than $1 million in staff time, and $300,000 per year in energy savings, we also have devices that are faster, more secure and more reliable than anything we had before. With Xenith 2, Wyse is simply adding more appeal to an endpoint device family that makes Citrix XenDesktop a great end-to-end VDI solution."
Like the Wyse Xenith and Wyse Xenith Pro, the Wyse Xenith 2 changes everything, including the economics of desktop computing. Wyse Xenith 2 eliminates the complications of management and security issues associated with traditional client devices, while ensuring an unparalleled high-definition user experience, further lowering the barriers for mainstream adoption of desktop virtualization.
"As customers look to the flexibility of desktop virtualization, Citrix is enabling these enterprises to transform their traditional Windows computing environments into a cloud-like service, delivering anywhere, anytime access to desktops, applications and data. Through collaborative relationships like the one with Wyse, we are further driving down the costs of virtual desktop deployments and accelerating adoption. The Xenith 2 achieves this goal by providing a secure, affordable solution that is optimized to deliver a high-definition virtual desktop experience through Citrix Receiver," said Sumit Dhawan, group vice president and general manager, Receiver and Gateways at Citrix Systems.
"By tightly-integrating with Citrix, we're delivering a zero client that is second to none in performance, security, manageability, and ease of use for this class of VDI endpoint," according to Param Desai, VP, Product Management at Wyse Technology. "All of this plus it is more affordable than ever before."
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