Fujitsu Introduces New True Zero Client Concept
Innovative solution delivers dramatic cost savings, provides easy manageability and hassle-free rapid deployment
Munich/Tokyo, Fujitsu today announces the first true Zero Client, a simple-to-manage, intelligent front-end display device that delivers dramatic cost savings for organizations with large numbers of workplaces. The Fujitsu Zero Client does not require an operating system, processor, applications or local data backup, setting a new standard in cost-efficient connections to Desktop Virtual Machines (DVMs).
Fujitsu’s innovative solution goes a step beyond previous market approaches towards fully virtualized clients, and represents the ultimate in cost-effectiveness and simplicity.
As companies turn increasingly to cloud computing, the Fujitsu Zero Client is the ideal access terminal for cloud or own-network hosted IT infrastructures. Customers such as financial institutions, insurance companies, government agencies and call centers can benefit most from the new product.
These organizations can leverage significant cost savings and reduce downtime thanks to the configuration-free Fujitsu Zero Client, providing immediate plug-and-use end-user access to DVMs, and requiring only one combined cable for power and network.
The solution is intended to increase customer satisfaction, as it provides built-in additional flexibility. Data can be accessed from any individual device within an infrastructure – which also simplifies administration. This central management of DVMs reduces complexity, administrative costs and downtime in the field. A defective terminal in the field is simply replaced; downtime is minimized as the corrupted virtual machine is re-provisioned or restored from backup within minutes.
Best of both worlds
Combining the rich user experience benefits of a desktop PC (“fat client”) with the cost and efficiency advantages of a terminal-based solution, the Fujitsu Zero Client offers the best of both worlds.
The Fujitsu Zero Client is well suited for organizations that need fast scale up or scale down, or those that handle and manage sensitive data. The Fujitsu Zero Client gains its name since it has no operating system, applications, data, processors, memory, fan or any other moving parts. This also means lower maintenance costs and a longer lifespan.
Rajat Kakar, Vice President Clients Group at Fujitsu Technology Solutions says: “For many organizations, the traditional client model is no longer viable or cost-efficient. Particularly for government organizations, banks and standard office infrastructures, the Fujitsu Zero Client will provide dramatic cost-savings in roll-out, deployment, management and administration. The Fujitsu Zero Client makes virtualized clients an affordable reality.”
The Fujitsu Zero Client is shown at the Fujitsu VISIT conference, taking place in Munich, Germany, on November 18 and 19. The Fujitsu Zero Client goes on sale in early 2010.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is the leading European IT infrastructure provider with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India, serving large-, medium- and small-sized companies as well as consumers. With its Dynamic Infrastructures approach, the company offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacenter solutions, Managed Infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Fujitsu Technology Solutions employs more than 10,000 people and is part of the global Fujitsu Group. For more information, please see: ts.fujitsu.com/aboutus
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