Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced Day One support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows which was made available today. Wyse thin client hardware and virtualization software now supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This level of support allows users of Windows to immediately embrace Microsoft’s extended virtualization technologies from the datacenter to the desktop.
In fact, there are six compelling reasons for businesses to look to Wyse to deploy their virtual environments on Windows Server 2008 R2:
1. VDI. Wyse’s broad support for Microsoft’s virtualization platform make Wyse solutions the best test bed for virtualizing Windows 7 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Wyse thin client hardware and virtualization software is immediately capable of integrating with Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and the new version 7 of Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Wyse thin clients provide the perfect end-point for Microsoft VDI offering and complement the Microsoft VDI Suites.
2. Energy and Power Efficiency. In support of Windows Server 2008 R2 improved power efficiency and management capabilities, Wyse delivers the broadest portfolio of Energy Star Windows 7 capable thin devices, including:
- R class – The most powerful and flexible thin client in the market
- V class – The most popular thin client in the industry
- X class – Best in class mobile thin device
- NEW! C class – The best performing and energy efficient thin client in the market
3. Enhanced User Experience. Wyse thin clients and virtual desktops will immediately deliver a superior Windows 7 end user experience in a virtual environment. Wyse clients based on Windows Embedded Standard® can now run RDP 7 client immediately, while Wyse’s forthcoming award-winning TCX Suite 4 virtualization software assures that Windows 7 will perform better on existing and prior generations of the RDP client.
4. Streaming Capabilities. Wyse WSM already powers Zero Clients and legacy desktops to become fully fledged diskless computers running Microsoft Windows XP Pro or Vista. Now that support is extended to Windows 7 for streaming to a virtual machine, thin client or PC. In addition, Wyse WSM is now supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.
5. Global Reach. Soon to be validated on Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS and on Windows 7 virtualized on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA) software accelerates Microsoft RDP by up to 20 times on networks subject to latency and packet loss.
6. Mobile Computing. Wyse’s innovative PocketCloud app, which delivers complete access to a PC or virtual machine from an iPhone or iPod Touch, will immediately support desktop access for clients running Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS or Windows 7 virtualized on Hyper-V.
"Businesses around the world are preparing for Windows 7, and that includes enterprises that have deployed or are preparing to deploy virtual desktops," according to Charles King, President and Principal Analyst at Pund-IT. "Wyse Technology is taking a leadership role in assuring that the end user experience is a superior one for individuals accessing Windows 7 via a thin client or repurposed PC."
According to Manlio Vecchiet, director of Windows Server marketing at Microsoft, "Microsoft and Wyse offer enterprise customers considering VDI the software and hardware to support their needs and have been working closely together to improve the experience of VDI desktops. Microsoft is excited about the prospects of Wyse bringing the benefits of thin computing to Windows Server 2008 R2."
"The combination of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 R2, together with Hyper V and RDP7 deliver a very compelling offering for enterprises to embrace VDI," said Ricardo Antuna, Senior Vice President, Product Management, at Wyse. "Wyse’s portfolio of energy efficient devices and virtualization software provide the best solution to further the reduce the cost of deploying virtual desktops with Windows 7."