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VMware Desktop Virtualization Now Available on Wyse Thin Clients, Simplifying Desktop Delivery

CANNES, France, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that its thin clients based on Microsoft Windows XP embedded, Wyse Thin OS and Linux will now ship with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, a component of VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Now, customers can more easily deploy and manage Wyse thin clients to leverage VMware VDI.

CANNES, France, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, today announced that its thin clients based on Microsoft Windows XP embedded, Wyse Thin OS and Linux will now ship with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager 2, a component of VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Now, customers can more easily deploy and manage Wyse thin clients to leverage VMware VDI.

VMware VDI streamlines desktop management, reduces operational costs and provides business continuity to offer enterprise-class performance, reliability, security, manageability and seamless integration in a single desktop virtualization solution. As part of VMware VDI, VMware Desktop Manager 2 allows users to securely connect to their virtual desktops in the data center and gives IT administrators an easy and cost-effective way to manage virtual desktops. Combining Wyse thin clients with VMware Desktop Manager 2 enables IT personnel to more easily perform upgrades, patches and desktop maintenance, making thin clients become a more viable option to PCs. In addition, Wyse is also offering users "first day support" to more quickly get users up and running.

"This announcement helps accelerate the shift away from desktop PCs to green, efficient and more flexible thin clients in a virtualized desktop environment," said Ricardo Antuna, Vice President of Business Development for Wyse Technology.

This announcement highlights how Wyse continues to work closely with VMware, including Wyse's participation in the VMware Community Source program. Late last year, Wyse also announced that it was the first vendor to ship multimedia capabilities for thin clients running VMware VDI. This collaboration has resulted in Wyse software being selected for integration into VMware ESX Server, enabling thin clients to display rich multimedia content in a VMware VDI environment.

"By offering thin clients with built-in support for VMware Virtual Desktop Manager, users get a 'plug and play' desktop virtualization solution right out of the box," said Jeff Jennings, Vice President of Desktop Products and Solutions at VMware. "This type of collaboration makes Wyse a leader in the thin client market."

For more information on how Wyse thin clients complement VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment visit http://www.wyse.com/solutions/vmware/index.asp.

About Wyse Technology

Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing. Wyse and its partners deliver the hardware, infrastructure software, and services that comprise thin computing, allowing people to access the information they need using the applications they want, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Thin computing allows CIOs and senior IT professionals to reduce costs, manage risk, and deliver access to information. Wyse partners closely with industry leaders Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to achieve this objective. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide.

For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE.

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