Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a series of initiatives to help customers and support business continuity in the wake of COVID-19. Recognizing the growing need to deploy or scale remote workforce infrastructure to meet stay-at-home and social distancing policies, HPE is releasing a more powerful virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, and offering flexible financing terms and new pre-configured solutions to increase flexibility and accelerate delivery for customers. HPE’s range of VDI solutions, advisory services and financing enable customers to rapidly design and tailor their VDI rollouts to meet users’ needs, keep their network secure and conserve capital.
Available now, HPE Financial Services is offering new, innovative financial and asset lifecycle options including short-term rentals and 90-day payment deferrals on VDI solutions.1 HPE VDI solutions are also available as-a-Service through HPE Greenlake to support customers who require financial flexibility in their remote workforce roll out.
HPE is also offering new, pre-configured VDI solutions to support small, medium and enterprise customers. Built on either HPE ProLiant or HPE Synergy servers, these solutions can start as small as 80 users and scale to over 2,000 remote workers and are designed for Citrix and VMware environments.
HPE also announced today a new, higher-performing VDI solution to support power users working remotely. HPE Moonshot now ships with the new HPE ProLiant m750 server blade and delivers more than a 70% performance advantage and consumes 25% less power than the previous generation. In virtualized desktops and applications where density and efficiency are paramount, the new HPE ProLiant m750 server blade can support nearly 33% percent more remote workers on 25% less power.
The new virtualized solutions can be easily accessed and managed virtually, to power a range of remote use applications in markets like banking, healthcare and education. These applications include electronic trading, telemedicine, support for remote workers in temporary medical facilities, and e-learning for digitized classrooms and curriculums. The remote support capabilities of HPE’s VDI solutions have been essential to customers recently, including a large banking institution in New York that is required by local government to have staff work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a hospital chain in Switzerland that is expanding its remote IT staff to manage its infrastructure for critical medical systems.
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