Cloud Computing with Wyse

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 June 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Cloud Computing involves using information technology as a service over the network.

  • Services with an API accessible over the Internet
  • Using compute and storage resources as a service
  • Built on the notion of efficiency above all
  • Using your own datacenter servers, or renting someone else’s in granular increments, or a combination

We at Wyse believe cloud computing has the potential to change how we invent, develop, deploy, scale, update, maintain, and pay for applications and the infrastructure on which they run.

Cloud Computing Benefits


Drives cost out of the delivery of services, eliminating capital expense in favor of more easily managed operating expense


Increases speed and agility in deploying services, adapting to seasonal or cyclical computing needs


Shortens implementation cycle time


With application deployment decoupled from server deployment, applications can be deployed and scaled rapidly, without having to procure physical servers


Applications can be made available anywhere, any time

Cost avoidance

Minimizes the risk of deploying physical infrastructure, lowering the cost of entry, thin devices enable Green IT

Accelerated innovation

Reduces run time and response time, increasing the pace of innovation


Task Workers

Call Centers addressing the trend to move employees off campus and into home
Challenge: PCs are virus prone, difficult to manage, and at risk of data being exposed or devices being stolen. Tried terminal services and dissatisfied with user experience
Require flexible seating, reduction in energy, and simplified management and deployment

Financial Services

Branch systems with varying classes of users across broad geographies attracted to client vitalization for security and compliance.
Challenges: VDI pilots proving difficult to scale, user experience across branch system is inconsistent, require higher levels of user functionality for banking peripherals.


Hospitals addressing the need for EMR and access to common databases and information
Challenge: Healthcare environment, ease of secure access to up to date EMR, access for field professionals. Risk of theft of traditional PC devices, and the liability of data loss and exposure, universal access throughout the primary and satellite facilities


Schools need to provide common IT functionality to faculty, staff and students
Challenge: shrinking budgets, limited IT administrative support, ageing computing devices, providing lesson and status access to parents, teachers and students from home


Technology companies needing to provide secure, access devices to on shore, off shore, and outsourced engineers and developers.
Challenge: Requirements to deliver productivity applications while addressing performance demands of engineers and developers

Simple EndPoint Benefits


No HDD prevents data from being stored on the client, improving data security. All data stays on the server / cloud, enhancing privacy enforcement. Devices can be virus proof, removing a security concern for the endpoint component of the environment.


HIPPA in Healthcare, Basil-II in banking, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations all require data to be protected and centralized. Thin endpoints enforce this requirement, easing compliance.


Lowest TCO is accomplished when all endpoints appear similarly to the server. TCs, TPCs, and Thin mobile devices (handheld and notebook size) are all centrally managed, and look the same to servers. Like the Southwest Airlines strategy – all 737-300s – easier to manage.


Thin clients are far simpler in design than traditional PCs, and deliver far greater reliability. Measured in terms of MTBF (Mean time between failure), PCs offer 30 – 40K hours, but TCs deliver far better ratings at 80 – 375K hours.

Rapid Deployment

No imaging requirements on most thin devices make TCs deployable in minutes, not hours as with most PCs. TCs go from carton to desktop to productivity in minutes. No software to load, little configuration needed.

Power, Noise, Cooling

TCs use a fraction (less than 10 percent) of the energy needed by traditional PCs. No fans or moving parts in TCs eliminate noise, and reduce AC requirements in the work areas.

Pano Express Combines VMware vSphere™ Essentials, Windows 7 Operating System, Server and Storage Pre-Configured with Pano Logic’s Zero Client Platform

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 June 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization, today announced Pano Express, the only all-in-one zero client, hypervisor, operating system, server and storage solution available. Pano Express drastically reduces the capital costs (CAPEX) and complexity of implementing a complete desktop virtualization solution by providing a pre-loaded, pre-configured 50-user suite combining VMware vSphere™ Essentials, Microsoft Windows 7 licenses, and server and storage hardware with Pano Logic’s award-winning zero client platform for just $489 per seat. That is the lowest cost available for a complete, all-in desktop virtualization solution.  Pano Express

The pre-configured, pre-loaded all-in suite is designed for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) and eliminates the complexity and resources required to cobble together the right infrastructure, storage and software for these organizations. With an all-in price of $489 per seat, CAPEX spending for Pano Express is approximately half of what virtual desktop deployments from other vendors cost. The reduced complexity of Pano Express strips the decision-making process to one simple question: “How much does it cost to get started?” More importantly, because Pano Logic is a true zero client solution, with no processors, software or storage on the client device, lifecycle savings from reduced management, energy, repair and replacement costs are dramatic. Pano Express provides annual total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of as much as 80 percent over a typical PC infrastructure.

“Pano Express is the lowest cost desktop computing solution on the planet when you factor in the huge long-term savings in reduced support, maintenance and energy costs from zero client computing,” said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic. “We’ve dramatically lowered the cost and made the entire transition process – the decision, the purchase, and roll out – simple for any organization to undertake regardless of training or expertise. Having already deepened our technical integration with VMware View™, we are continuing to expand our affiliation with VMware. Our low-cost, zero-complexity desktop virtualization solution will transform the implementation path for organizations embracing 100% centralization.”

Pano Express includes 50 zero client Pano Systems, VMware vSphere Essentials, 50 Windows XP or Windows 7 virtual desktop licenses, and a custom configured dual-quad core server with high-performance RAID5 internal storage. Pano Systems are comprised of the zero client Pano Device, Pano Direct service and Pano Manager. Pano Express ships pre-loaded and pre-configured, and will be available for purchase through an approved Pano Logic reseller in North America. 

“We’re pleased with the release of Pano Express, a pre-packaged solution that will enable SMBs to tap the extreme value and simplicity of desktop virtualization,” said Patrick Harr, vice president, desktop virtualization at VMware. “This suite is a powerful tool for expanding and speeding the adoption of desktop virtualization so that customers of all sizes can realize the dramatic savings and simplicity of centralized computing.”

Available in early June, Pano Express has already achieved success in the marketplace.

“I was sold on Pano Logic based on the ongoing support, maintenance and energy savings I would realize over time but when I learned of the additional price benefits and the convenience of having all of the software fully loaded and ready to go, I jumped at Pano Express,” said Mike Stewart, Assistant to the Director of Information Systems of the Blue Ridge High School District. “My department is stretched thin trying to maintain a computing infrastructure with limited resources. Having the computing equipment arrive, the software fully loaded and the components ready brought tremendous peace of mind and immediate savings in deployment costs.” 

About Pano Logic
Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic’s all-in-one hardware and software solution redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. Pano Logic is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization that deploys in under an hour and dramatically simplifies the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashes computing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The Pano Device, a zero client, contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO storage, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches. The Pano Device uses less than 5 watts of energy or 97% less than a PC, drastically reducing energy costs. To learn more, visit

Source” Pano Logic

Integrating Dell EqualLogic SANS with Citrix XenServer

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 21st, 2010|Uncategorized|



Server virtualization can offer strategic value to organizations in a number of arenas. By creating an abstraction layer between operating systems and physical hardware, IT administrators can consolidate server capacity, parcel out computing resources as needed, and streamline system provisioning and deployment, all while improving service levels and network security. Server virtualization also facilitates support for multiple operating systems, broadened choices among vendors and solutions, and employee empowerment across organizations, regardless of location.

In implementing virtualization solutions, however, IT managers often overlook a major opportunity: the integration of the virtualization platform and the shared storage backend. The result of this oversight: two critical components that effectively operate as discrete silos, creating new inefficiencies and increasing administrative workloads.


To address this problem, Citrix and Dell have introduced the next generation of virtualization and storage with the Citrix XenServer Adapter for Dell EqualLogic PS Series SAN arrays. Available as part of Citrix XenServer 5.0 Dell Edition, this module allows IT administrators to hand off storage virtualization operations from the server virtualization software over to the EqualLogic SAN, for effective handling and superb overall performance.

The adapter integrates EqualLogic control interfaces directly into the XenCenter Management Client, helping improve overall system performance, enabling more efficient disk utilization, and realizing more completely the benefits of storage consolidation. The integration also leverages the automated features designed into both the XenServer and the PS Series arrays, reducing administrator workloads and increasing efficiency over more conventional, stove-piped deployments. 

Through this partnered integration, Dell and Citrix offer organizations the full benefit of virtualization, including centralized storage, live migration, high availability, realtime streaming and improved management of workload and life-cycle costs.


With their ease-of-use, storage virtualization, and automation features, EqualLogic SANs provide a flexible means for managing storage resources, gracefully scaling, and reducing overall complexity, resulting in low total costs of ownership (TCO). When deployed within a XenServer environment, EqualLogic SANs can simplify the tasks and routines by which applications and data are stored and protected. Unlike other SAN platforms, the EqualLogic PS Series arrays share processor and storage resources dynamically, and perform load-balancing continuously, allowing more efficient implementation of these vital resources.

The Citrix XenServer Adapter for Dell EqualLogic capitalizes on this intelligence and goes even further, allowing simple management of these resources — storage provisioning, intelligent backup, rapid recovery, and capacity growth — live in production environments, with no application interruption or downtime. The XenServer Direct Storage Adapter enables IT administrators to perform unique EqualLogic capabilities through the Citrix XenCenter Management Client, automating the creation and assignment of dedicated storage volumes to each Virtual Machine (VM), without the manual work required by classic direct-storage mapping technologies.

As an integrated virtualization solution, XenServer and EqualLogic maintain high operating efficiency by delegating such advanced capabilities as Thin Provisioning, Fast Cloning, and Automated Snapshots to the EqualLogic SAN. Thin Provisioning helps IT administrators control costs by dedicating only the storage capacity needed in the short term, and maintaining unallocated storage in a common pool for later use by applications or user groups as disk resources are actually consumed. Fast Cloning lets storage administrators create copies of entire volumes (e.g., virtual drives or LUNs) as a background process, without disrupting network operations. Once created, clones can be used to accelerate the provisioning and deployment of standardized VMs, as well as to test new applications, configurations or procedures. Snapshots are space-efficient, point-in-time captures of storage volumes that can be created without disrupting network operations, for use in backing up or testing data.

In addition, XenServer supports iSCSI multipath I/O (MPIO) and simplified disaster recovery, two strategic tools for improving business continuity even in the event of network failures or other outages. MPIO support allows multiple networkpaths — e.g., separate subnetworks or VLANS — for both the SAN arrays and the virtualization servers, as a means of both improving performance and safeguarding against Ethernet switch failures or other network problems. Disaster recovery tools apply snapshot and fast cloning technologies to the processes of initial VM placement, the real-time movement of VMs via XenMotion, and automatic high availability.


Dell and Citrix have partnered to bring virtualization ready platforms for today’s dynamic and growing data centers. With the 64-bit open-source Xen hypervisor at its core, Citrix XenServer Dell Edition is a powerful virtualization solution that enables efficient resource consolidation, utilization, dynamic provisioning, and integrated systems management. XenServer Dell Edition has a small footprint and is optimized to run from an internal flash storage in Dell PowerEdge servers.

EqualLogic SANs deliver the benefits of consolidated networked storage in a self-managing, iSCSI storage area network that is affordable and easy to use, regardless of scale. By eliminating complex tasks and enabling fast and flexible storage provisioning, EqualLogic solutions can reduce the costs of storage acquisition and ongoing operations.

Citrix XenServer Dell Edition is certified and fully supported by Dell for select server and storage configurations. Citrix XenServer Dell Edition comes pre-installed with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, which enables systems management right out of the box without any additional need to install an agent on the host.


Bandwidth Requirements for XenDesktop 4

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Great resource for determining bandwidth requirements for XenDesktop
The following graph provides a summary of the Average Bandwidth consumed for native Citrix XenDesktop and the performance benefits gained when Citrix Branch Repeater is integrated into the Citrix XenDesktop solution. All the numbers shown below are for the respective workflows over a WAN connection of 1.5 Mbps, 80ms latency and 1% packet loss (with the exception of the HD video which required a 10Mbps connection based on the high data rate of the video).

For complete article

Source: Citrix

Wyse Xenith™ – The zero client built for Citrix

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Meet Wyse Xenith

Zero delays, Zero management, Zero security issues – Citrix HDX.

Outfit your cloud with the fastest, easiest to manage, and most secure Citrix client we’ve ever built – and that’s saying something.

From the company that invented the category and built more zero clients than anyone.

Yes, anyone.


Zero Delays


Go from 0 to productivity faster than a Ferrari.

Wyse Xenith is ready to work in six seconds because its dynamically delivered firmware is smaller than a single digital photograph. Its efficient design is three times faster than competing devices and sports gigabit LAN and wireless-n, so it’s ready for serious tasks whether you’re wired in or not. With an industry first media decoder in hardware, Wyse Xenith will be able to deliver HD video without taxing your server, network or patience.


Zero Management


That’s right, no management. It’s a zero configuration client.

Most thin clients require you to add software, tweak settings, or configure them in some way before you can use them. Not Wyse Xenith. Just take it out of the box and connect it to your network – your Citrix XenDesktop server configures it to your preferences.

Wyse Xenith is completely configurable, yet no management software is needed. So unlike some clients, when a hot new feature is released, you won’t need to buy new ones to get it.


Zero Security Issues


It’s one less thing to worry about.

Wyse Xenith is the only dynamically configurable zero client that is virus and malware immune.

Yes, immune.

There are no Windows or Linux APIs for viruses to latch on to, so even network and memory-borne viruses can’t attack. Unlike other HDX compatible clients, Wyse Xenith needs absolutely no local firewall or anti-virus protection.


Zero Energy Use (Almost)


Save $70 a year in energy versus a PC*

Wyse Xenith draws less than 7 watts of power – in full operation.

That’s less than every PC on the planet. And no multimedia rich client on the market today uses less energy.

When you hug a tree – it might hug back.


Zero Compromise User Experience


Wyse Xenith is built for Citrix environments.

XenApp, XenDesktop, it’s what Wyse Xenith lives for.
It’s quite simply the best Citrix HDX client this side of Win32.
With HDX support that goes beyond any non-windows device on the market today.

The desktop just got a lot easier.


Processor: VIA 1GHz
Chipset: VIA VX855
Memory: 128MB Flash / 512MB RAM DDR2
I/O peripheral support: One DVI-I port, DVI to VGA (DB-15) adapter included
Dual-video Support with optional DVI-I to DVI-D plus VGA-monitor splitter cable (sold separately)
Four USB 2.0 ports (2 on front, 2 on back)
Two PS/2 ports
One Mic In
One Line Out
Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard with Windows Keys (104 keys)
PS/2 Optical mouse included
Networking: 10/100/1000 Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
Internal 802.11 b/g/n (optional) eliminates theft of external wireless adapters
Display: VESA monitor support with Display Data Control (DDC) for automatic setting of resolution and refresh rate
Dual monitor supported
Single: 1920×1200@60Hz, Color depth: 8, 15, 16, 24 or 32bpp,
Two independent full resolution frame buffers
Dual: 1920×1200@60Hz, Color Depth: 8, 15, 16, 24 or 32bpp
Audio: Output: 1/8-inch mini jack, full 16 bit stereo, 48KHz sample rate
Input: 1/8-inch mini jack, 8 bit stereo microphone
Physical characteristics: Height: 1.38 inches (34mm)
Width: 6.94 inches (177mm)
Depth: 4.75 inches (121mm)
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs. (2.7kg)
Mountings: Horizontal feet (optional vertical stand)
Optional VESA mounting bracket
Device Security: Built-in Kensington security slot (cable sold separately)
Power: Worldwide auto-sensing 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Energy Star V.5.0 compliant power supply
Average power usage with device connected to 1 keyboard with 1 PS/2 mouse and 1 monitor: Under 7 Watts
Temperature Range: Horizontal and Vertical positions: 50° to 104° F (10° to 40° C)
Humidity: 20% to 80% condensing
10% to 95% non-condensing
Safety Certifications: German EKI-ITB 2000, ISO 9241-3/-8
cULus 60950, TÜV-GS, EN 60950
FCC Class B, CE, VCCI, C-Tick
WEEE, RoHS Compliant
Warranty: Three-year hardware warranty

Wyse Announces the First Zero Footprint Software Engine for Cloud Client Computing

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Today at Citrix Synergy 2010, the conference where virtualization, networking and cloud computing meet, Wyse Technology revealed the Wyse Zero™ engine. Wyse Zero™ is software that simplifies the development of cloud connected devices. Wyse Zero™, which connects users to cloud computing services and virtual desktops with efficient communications and protocol technology, is already in use in millions of devices, including thin clients, handheld smart devices, and zero clients. Specifically, the Wyse Zero™ engine is currently powering all devices that are utilizing Wyse ThinOS, all implementations of Wyse PocketCloud and — as of today — all Wyse Xenith™ devices.

“Wyse Zero™ addresses the limitations with current embedded options and is already powering the next generation of smart devices connecting to the cloud to provide virtual desktop access.”
.For current users of Wyse ThinOS, the highly optimized, management-free solution for Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Terminal Server and VMware View virtual desktop environments, Wyse Zero™ ensures that every Wyse thin client delivers flexible and secure user access, boots-up in seconds, updates itself automatically, and delivers IT managers with simple, scalable administration to suit their organization’s needs; all while featuring an unpublished API that delivers built-in protection from viruses and malware.

For the thousands of users of Wyse PocketCloud on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Wyse Zero™ functionality expands the end user browsing capability to include Adobe Flash support, for example, by intelligently using cloud resources.

Announced today in conjunction with Citrix Synergy 2010, Wyse Xenith™ will also capitalize on the Wyse Zero™ engine. This technology foundation completely eliminates the management and security issues associated with traditional clients, while ensuring a high-definition HDX user experience. More information on Wyse Xenith™ is available at

“For cloud computing to continue to take hold in the enterprise, OEMs require a software ingredient that simplifies the development of cloud connected devices; one with a lightweight footprint that can perform at the speed of business,” according to Curt Schwebke, Chief Technical Officer at Wyse. “Wyse Zero™ addresses the limitations with current embedded options and is already powering the next generation of smart devices connecting to the cloud to provide virtual desktop access.”

The Wyse Zero™ engine delivers several benefits:

•Rich – includes networking, management, and protocol technology
•Fast – does not require an underlying operating system, starts instantly, and provides a fast user experience
•Secure – no attack surface, so no vulnerability to virus and malware threats
•Green – lowest carbon footprint, energy efficient
About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in cloud client computing, leveraging its industry-leading thin and zero client computing-based desktop virtualization software, hardware and services. Cloud Client Computing is the ultimate client computing solution for our time. It replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, un-green and expensive PC. It delivers the security, reliability, user experience with the lowest energy usage and total cost of ownership. It simply connects all the dots: Thin and zero client computing, unified communications, desktop virtualization and the web for users to reach the clouds – in a private, public, government or hybrid cloud. It is software. It is hardware. It is services. It is in business. It is at home. It is on the go. It is freedom – so users can focus on what is important. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including, Cisco, Citrix, CSC, IBM, Microsoft, and VMware. Wyse also partners with globally-recognized distribution and service partners along with its award-winning partner programs to service any customer, anywhere and anytime, in the world. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide.

Source: Wyse via BusinessWire

Microsoft’s System Center Essentials 2010

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 will be Microsoft’s second release of an IT systems management product specifically designed for the midsized business. Based heavily on customer feedback, Essentials 2010 will offer integration of physical and virtual server management and monitoring into one product and one console. Essentials 2010:

  • Provide a unified solution with a single console for managing a broad range of tasks across your servers (virtual and physical), clients, hardware, software and IT services for a unified experience.
  • Enables you to proactively manage your IT environment, helping keep your system up-to-date with a solution that accelerates problem resolution and enables automation of system updates and data collection.
  • Is easier to deploy and maintain helping simplify complex management tasks for increased IT efficiency.

The following screen shows the Essentials 2010 console.

New Investments for Essentials 2010

Unified Experience

  • Integration of virtualization management, including live migration
  • Automated computer grouping
  • Server management limit increased to 50

Proactive Management

  • Automated management of updates and installation deadlines
  • Improved software distribution targeting
  • Dynamic importation of monitoring management packs

Increased Efficiency

  • Quick provisioning of new virtual machines
  • Easy server conversions from physical to virtual
  • Intelligent placement of virtual workloads

Local Virtual Machine-based Desktops – Powered by XenClient

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 May 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

The consumerization of IT is having a profound impact on enterprise IT in general and desktop management in particular. An increase in demand for mobility and the features of consumer-oriented devices, has led to the introduction of Bring Your Own Computer programs to offer users the flexibility to choose their own laptop. The benefits for users are clear – BYOC programs enable users to select computers that meet both their personal and professional requirements. For IT, BYOC frees them to work on strategic business and IT initiatives as opposed to PC asset management and break-fix.

So what’s the problem? Historically, concerns about security and the applicability of traditional desktop configuration management tools have slowed the adoption of BYOC initiatives. Enter XenClient – a revolutionary new Xen-based client hypervisor that will enable IT to deliver each employee’s corporate desktop into a secure, centrally-managed virtual machine that runs directly on that user’s laptop, making these problems a thing of the past. When available, XenClient will be the industry’s only client hypervisor to offer “100% isolation” to ensure that all corporate applications and data are completely isolated from personal data, increasing security and simplifying regulatory compliance.

When utilized in conjunction with XenDesktop, the new XenClient offering will transform the way corporate desktops are delivered and managed, giving IT the benefits of centralized management and security while also providing users with the performance, personalization and flexibility they demand. In the future, XenDesktop may also offer the Traditional desktop management challenges such as hardware upgrades, employee moves and lost or stolen laptops will become less significant because IT will now be able to centrally terminate the corporate desktop on any device and quickly deliver it on a new laptop. Best of all, because the desktop and applications execute locally, users are free to work online or offline with the rich performance and experience of a traditional laptop.

On-demand Application Delivery

2017-07-27T00:01:11+00:00 April 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|


Enabling on-demand application delivery involves streamlining or automating the application delivery process to be more responsive to end-user productivity needs and less reliant on IT intervention, without compromising security or manageability.


  • Increasing number of mobile and remote users makes traditional application delivery less reliable
  • Increasing mobility of users between computers complicates application delivery and license management
  • The fluidity of virtual desktops and virtual machines requires an equally flexible delivery technology

Symantec Solution: Endpoint Virtualization

Provision and protect endpoint environments instantly using streaming, virtualization, and desktop broker technologies to reduce costs and increase productivity

  • Avoid downloads and installations and improve application delivery and streaming
  • Support local execution while maintaining central control
  • Allow users to obtain authorized applications, on-demand, without requiring IT intervention
  • Enable delta-only application upgrades or back-grades to reduce network bandwidth usage
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