Fujitsu's multi-workplace solutions are designed to help configure and integrate multiple devices and operating software.
NComputing, a provider of desktop virtualization
solutions, has signed an OEM relationship with Fujitsu Technology Solutions.
Fujitsu will integrate NComputing's 64-bit vSpace virtualization and Numo
system on a chip (SoC) with its PC, servers and services to provide integrated
multi-workplace solutions optimized for SMB customers.
The technology will be marketed under Fujitsu's
Futro brand in an integrated network-ready monitor, Futro DC20-1, and as a
stand-alone client, Futro C400. The multi-workplace solutions will be sold
through the channel and will be available immediately in Europe,
the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.
Stephen Dukker, CEO
of NComputing, said partnering with a global top-tier computing company is a huge
testament to the leadership role the company has played in solving the
complexities, technology barriers and pricing issues that hindered adoption of
thin-client computing for years.
"Partnerships such as this are creating
entirely new product ecosystems that add value and advantage for everyone,
including OEMs, system integrators, the channel and customers," he said. "Fujitsu's
innovation and leadership in SMB combined with our innovation and leadership in
virtualization will push the total addressable market for virtualized multiuser
environments to new heights."
Fujitsu's multi-workplace solutions are designed to
solve the SMB challenge of having to configure and integrate multiple devices,
peripherals, virtualization software and operating systems to create virtual
multiuser environments. Dukker said SMBs will benefit from a "significantly
lower" cost of acquisition compared with traditional all-PC multiuser
environments as well as ongoing cost savings such as 90 percent lower energy
costs and 50 percent reduction in maintenance and support costs.
"Our SMB customers are looking to reduce
costs, bandwidth, IT resources and to simplify their complex IT environment.
Our multi-workplace solutions solve this problem," said Rajat Kakar, vice
president of workplace systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "With the
help of NComputing's technology, we can deliver packaged solutions that provide
powerful multicomputing environments with PC-like performance at highly
attractive and affordable price points."
NComputing's vSpace virtualization software
combined with its Numo SoC helps enable OEM and ODM companies to design and
manufacture virtualized, multiuser access solutions and devices based on
Windows and Linux. vSpace software can be deployed alone or integrated with
popular server virtualization infrastructures provided by Citrix, Microsoft and
VMware, and it changes the typical virtual desktop structure from one user per
virtual machine to 30. Numo is an integrated SoC that features a dual-core ARM
CPU, embedded media processors supporting dynamic bandwidth management,
multiple protocols and codecs including UXP
and H.264, a Windows-compliant graphics subsystem, and a complete complement of
device interfaces for graphics, serial, parallel, USB, SD, I2S and I2C for integration with enterprise and
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.