Wyse and Citrix Solutions Deliver Anywhere, Anytime Virtual Desktops to Fast Growing Cloud Computing Market

VDI Deployments Grow and Accelerate as Organizations Benefit from Lower TCO, Higher Security, and Greener IT

Citrix Synergy 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, today announced continuing customer momentum of the adoption of Wyse thin clients and virtualization software alongside desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix. Wyse is currently exhibiting their line of hardware and virtualization software as a Custom Platinum sponsor at Citrix Synergy™ 2011, held May 25-27 in San Francisco. Wyse can be found at Booth #200.

One solution in particular has had massive appeal since its introduction at Citrix Synergy 2010, and that is the Wyse Xenith zero client. Built specifically for Citrix XenDesktop®, Wyse Xenith delivers the HDX™ experience with zero delays, zero management, zero security risks and very little energy use.

"In the past year, Wyse and Citrix have bolstered their 15-year partnership with the introduction of Wyse Xenith," said Maryam Alexandrian, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Channels at Wyse Technology. "Wyse Xenith makes the integration of Wyse and Citrix easier than ever and represents an entirely new approach to investing in, deploying and supporting intelligent desktop devices."

"As enterprises look for ways to increase user flexibility for virtual workstyles while driving down the costs of maintaining their corporate desktop environment, it is important for technology providers to deliver integrated, value-added solutions that simplify this shift. Wyse and Citrix have a shared vision of enabling enterprises to transform desktop computing into an on-demand service while lowering the cost of maintaining desktops," said Natalie Lambert, director of product marketing, Enterprise Desktops and Applications at Citrix. "Our organizations will continue to work closely to deliver innovative solutions to businesses that see the benefit of delivering virtual desktops to not just the office worker, but all users in the organization."

Analyst Report

IDC recently published a report on the strong integration between Citrix and Wyse. Entitled Driving Productivity with the Anywhere, Anytime Virtual Desktop, the white paper articulates the challenges facing IT departments an increasingly complex installed base composed of aging PCs with outdated operating systems. The document also looks closely at PC alternatives in a market it expects revenues to grow from $1.5 billion in 2010 to more than $2.2 billion by 2014.

Authored by IDC analysts Ian Song and Tom Mainelli, the report takes an in-depth look at a wide variety of customer implementations and an examination of the role of thin clients, zero clients, mobile clients and best of breed software integration on these deployments. According to Ian Song of IDC: "Thin client endpoints … offer a level of cost savings, security, manageability, and green benefits that today's PCs simply cannot match."

The white paper is available at http://www.wyse.com/citrix

Supporting Quotes:

Jamie Lin, Project Lead
Centene, in St. Louis, Missouri
"Best of all, the vast majority of the Centene users currently using the Wyse/Citrix configurations are happy. Feedback has been very positive, and it is clear most enjoy the mobility offered by client virtualization. They really appreciate the fact that they don’t have to drive in a snow storm to work anymore."

Mike Kindle, Sr. Director of Enterprise
Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington
"We wanted the technology to be so fast, pervasive, and intuitive for our staff that it was almost invisible to our patients. As soon as we identified VDI as our approach, we knew we wanted Citrix and Wyse as our partners. The partnership between the companies and the integration of their technologies made us confident that they would work together to help us get the solution we wanted."

Joe Kemp, IT Manager
St. Anne's School, Laguna Niguel, California
"Faster logon times, excellent multimedia playback, and dramatically less downtime has made the Citrix/Wyse combination a huge hit with both teachers and students. My biggest measure of success is the user experience, and they love it. They're able to log in within 60 seconds instead of the five minutes the old PCs used to take. The performance is worlds above what they had before, and everything is super fast and responsive."

Steve Bradley, Network Administrator
Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin, California
"The Xenith's don't have hard drives that will inevitably fail. As long as we keep them connected to the network, they'll just work. I've typically paid about $1,500 per desktop because we require business-grade PCs. The Xenith's each cost us less than $400, and we bought three new servers to support them at $12,000 each. So right out of the gate, we're saving a fortune on hardware."

Ian Trevena, Network Manager
Hampton School, London, England
"We're one of the UK's few carbon-neutral schools and so the low power rating and heat output of the Wyse Xenith is critical for us. With the first phase now live, there is a marked difference in how much cooler the classrooms have become, while the zero clients are so easy to support that our maintenance headaches with PCs are a thing of the past."

Udo Urbantschitsch, Divisional Director IT
LIBRO | PAGRO Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H., Vienna, Austria
"Having introduced Wyse thin clients – mainly C10LE, we were able to rapidly roll out branch offices, virtually via plug and play. One simple file does all the magic. A new Citrix user is like 1-2-3. Apply the right security groups, plug in a new Wyse client and log in. This vastly improves our flexibility and helps to keep up with the pace our business needs and expects."

Brian Field, AVP, Information Technology
Planned Parenthood of Northern California
"So far we’ve replaced 20% of our desktop PC’s with the Wyse Xenith and have reduced our Cap Ex 30-40% on hardware. The IT staff appreciates the tight integration with Citrix XenDesktop and our users are elated with the increased response time compared to the PC's we replaced."

John Trujillo, Assistant Vice President of IT
Pacific Life, Newport Beach, California
"We are in the beginning stages of virtualizing our desktops to support a remote workforce. With virtualization, we will be able to improve employee retention and recruitment, create a flexible and robust technology platform and offer mobility without sacrificing security or performance. Wyse Xenith not only is the ideal end-point architecture for us to support our strategic business initiatives, but it also adds value as the perfect complement to our Citrix implementation."

Jasmin Khorshed, Infrastructure Management & Technical Leader
Logica Managed Services for ebase Bank, Munich, Germany
"We are 100% happy with the combination of Citrix and Wyse! The Xenith is exactly the thin client we were looking for. It's optimized for XenDesktop Infrastructure and easy to handle. That was really a good decision."

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing. The Wyse portfolio includes industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client solutions with advanced management, desktop virtualization and cloud software supporting desktops, laptops and next generation mobile devices. Cloud client computing replaces the outdated computing model of the unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive PC, all while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling the leading private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide. Wyse partners with industry-leading IT vendors, including Cisco®, Citrix®, IBM®, Microsoft, and VMware® as well as globally-recognized distribution and service partners. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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Wyse and Citrix Solutions Deliver Anywhere, Anytime Virtual Desktops to Fast Growing Cloud Computing Market


Wyse Technology
Allison Darin, 408-473-1223