HP has announced HP ZCentral, remote boost software to help organizations power HP Z Workstation performance from almost any device. ZCentral centralizes high-end computer power in a single location, liberating power-users who work on graphics-intensive applications, and enabling remote, mobile and fluid workstyles.
ZCentral would equip IT departments with predictable and dedicated remote workstation performance, independent of the endpoint device. It would also provide them a simple way to manage those connections with ultimate data security.
ZCentral combines Z by HP racked high performance workstations and new proprietary ZCentral Connect software to accelerate high compute workflows to the next level. Z by HP is a new generation ZCentral Remote Boost software – formerly known as Remote Graphics Software (RGS).
“As the office of the future continues to evolve, HP is equipping today’s mobile workforce with the world’s only single-source remote workstation solution, accelerating high-performance, complex workflows from any location,” said Jim Nottingham, general manager and global head of workstations, HP.
“HP ZCentral is reinventing the way businesses meet the demands of today’s global workforce with flexibility by accelerating IT deployment and management, reducing costs, and providing world-class data security.”
HP will deliver the full end-to-end HP ZCentral solutions to partners across various industries, including AEC, Data Science, Media and Entertainment, and Oil and Gas, among others. The updated ZCentral Remote Boost and new ZCentral Connect software will be available in early 2020, with beta versions available for current customers.
Assign Workstations, Monitor Connections
ZCentral Connect software enables company IT departments to “easily” assign workstations, monitor connections and logins all through one interface. ZCentral Connect would also makes it easy for power users to connect to dedicated, centralized compute or access the next available workstation within an assigned pool of centralized workstations. By keeping the workstation secured and centralized next to the data storage, with the ZCentral Connect and ZCentral Remote Boost connection, only encrypted pixels are sent over the network, so company data would remain secured at the source.
- Z by HP Desktop workstations with rack mounting are available today.
- HP ZCentral Remote Boost software will be available in early 2020, pricing to be announced at a later date and the beta for current customers is available now.
- HP ZCentral Connect software will be available in early 2020, pricing to be announced at a later date and the beta for current customers is available now.