NComputing, the global leader in end-to-end desktop virtualisation, has announced technology integration between NComputing vSpace virtualisation software and desktop devices, and Microsoft Windows Multipoint Server (WMS) 2011 multi-user operating system.
This integration extends the benefits of WMS 2011 low cost, high performance networking and rich management features from the server through to the desktop endpoint to provide a complete, simple and seamless end-to-end desktop virtualisation deployment.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, NComputing collaborated on early product testing, tuning and validation to ensure the best user experience possible.
Microsoft WMS 2011 brings the Windows 7 computing experience to every student and productivity worker, and powerful tools for administrators to simplify user setup and management, while NComputing drastically reduces the cost of computing by allowing multiple people to simultaneously share a single computer.
NComputing offers the industry's broadest support of Microsoft WMS 2011 in desktop virtualisation environments, including USB, PCI and Ethernet.
As well as its L-Series (Ethernet), X-Series (PCI) and U-Series (USB) desktop virtualisation devices, NComputing vertical market "In A Box" solutions including Classroom In a Box for education markets and Office In A Box for SMB markets will support Microsoft WMS 2011.
"Working together, Microsoft and NComputing have delivered shared computing solutions that can help more students and teachers gain access to the latest technology and embrace '21st Century Skills' in the classroom," says Chris Phillips, GM, Windows server and solutions division, Microsoft.
"In the world of education, this means schools can advance higher learning and trim budgets at the same time. In fact, a recent Forrester study commissioned by Microsoft showed that schools can triple their reach without increasing budget, thanks to a 66% reduction in the overall costs using Windows MultiPoint Server 2011.
"With Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, schools could expect to realise significant savings in hardware, energy consumption and costs, as well as in labor and maintenance."
Says Raj Dhingra, NComputing CEO, "NComputing is uniquely positioned to expand the desktop virtualisation market. We are accomplishing this through deepening our technology integration and go-to-market partnerships with key industry leaders such as Microsoft.
"When you combine Microsoft WMS 2011 and NComputing virtualised desktop environments, previously unviable desktop computing deployments are viable. In the world of education and SMBs, this better together advantage translates to being able to multiply computer access by three to 30 fold – for less, much less."
NComputing has deployed 2,6-million virtual desktops in 140 countries. The company is a leading provider of virtualisation to the US K-12 education market; it has virtualised desktop deployments in over 18000
schools in India; and has partnered with the Ministry of Education in Macedonia to provide 200 000 virtual desktops in schools throughout the country to realise the country's vision of a computer for every child.
In addition to a significant installed base in education, NComputing leads the market in size, scale and scope of desktop virtualisation deployments in SMB and large enterprise environments.
NComputing is helping accelerate adoption of desktop virtualisation through collaborative initiatives with Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, through strategic partnerships with OEMs including LG and Fujitsu, and by partnering with IT resellers to provide "out of the box" solutions comprising all the software infrastructure, hardware and services required for specifics markets such as education and SMB.