HP Takes Aim at Small Business with new Virtualization Solutions
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The enterprise IT market relies heavily on virtualization for workloads of all shapes and sizes, but what about small business? How does a small business operator take advantage of the same efficiencies and cost-savings that virtualization offers larger businesses?
It's a challenge that HP is attempting to address with a series of SMB-focused efforts including the new HP Client Virtualization SMB virtual desktop solutions.
"These are brand new solutions; we didn't take our enterprise solutions and cut them down," Lisa Wolfe, Worldwide Small Midmarket Business (SMB) Leader at HP, told InternetNews. "Together with our top three ISV partners -- VMware, Citrix and Microsoft -- we've designed these from the ground up."
The idea behind the virtual desktop delivery isn't just for desktop users; it's also about making it possible for mobile employees to access critical applications on the server in a secure manner. The way the system works is that once a session is complete, none of the data from the computing session remains on the mobile device.