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Wyse Technology Delivers Breakthrough Economics For Enterprises Through Data Center Consolidation

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced that it will launch a new software product, Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA). Wyse VDA addresses limitations of existing data centers, which are currently constrained by proximity. Today, an application or service, hosted and delivered from data centers is typically within 100-300 miles of the end-user recipient. Without this proximity, the user experience suffers from network latency, packet loss and other inefficiencies found in longer networks. Because of these issues, businesses are forced to maintain multiple data centers to handle all geographies. Wyse VDA virtually eliminates these geographic constraints by accelerating network protocols up to three times in order to greatly enhance remote end-user productivity and experience in virtualized settings.

Enterprises are able to consolidate data centers, eliminate redundancies, improve ease of management for the IT staff, and significantly reduce overall maintenance costs. The software-only solution is also easy to deploy, requires no hardware or appliances, and is optimized for virtual desktop deployments. The reduction in data center usage also has Green IT implications, as energy consumption and carbon emissions will also be significantly minimized.

Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator will accelerate popular virtualization architectures such as Citrix(R) XenApp(TM), Citrix(R) XenDesktop(TM), VMware View and Microsoft Terminal Services.

"Until the introduction of Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator, one of our customers needed to maintain 8 data centers to service their global client base," according to Tarkan Maner, President and CEO of Wyse Technology. "Today, they can service that same constituency with 4 data centers, all at the same high level of service. The introduction of Wyse VDA extends the boundaries of data centers by 2-3 times. This represents not only significant financial savings, but also a substantial reduction in energy consumption and corresponding carbon emissions."

In general, data centers typically account for 25% of corporate IT budgets, according to McKinsey(1). In addition, the cost of operating data centers is increasing by as much as 20% per year. By reducing the geographic redundancies required to cover end users locally and globally, Wyse VDA will also contribute to significant reductions in greenhouse gases. Carbon emissions from data centers continue to rise, with data centers expected to quadruple their emissions by 2020 worldwide. Based on the same McKinsey research, the amount of energy used to store and handle data doubled between 2000 and 2006, with the average data facility using as much energy as 25,000 households. A single enterprise-class data center that reduces its number of severs by 50% would potentially save $1.5 million in energy costs and eliminate 14 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

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