Seattle (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Today GreenBridge Computing announced that it signed a global Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) Alliance agreement with Microsoft Corporation, bringing its new cloud computing device to enterprise customers worldwide.
The HUB 400 (The HUB) is the world’s first $100 enterprise-class cloud computing device. It is proven to dramatically reduce hardware costs and lower energy consumption by replacing standard personal computers (PCs) with an affordable and easy to manage zero-client solution (a cell phone-sized device running without a processor or operating system). While The HUB can be used in a variety of business scenarios, it was designed with the needs of retail and other service-based organizations in mind.
“The pressure to drive innovation while reducing costs is something all organizations face,” said David Yunger, CEO of GreenBridge Computing. “We are seeing companies replace $900 PCs with $99 devices, all while enhancing and securing legacy IT infrastructure.”
As part of the global agreement, the device will be showcased in a number of MTCs worldwide – from New York to Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Paris – and is already available in the flagship Microsoft Retail Experience Center in Redmond, Wash. In addition, the MTCs are one of GreenBridge Computing’s earliest enterprise customers and plan to deploy The HUB in select locations.
The HUB comes to market at a time when organizations face Microsoft’s upcoming Windows XP End of Life deadline and are hungry for options that optimize costs as they make the migration. A recent total cost of ownership analysis compared The HUB to traditional PCs and demonstrated potential savings up to 80 percent. The analysis also found significant savings in power usage and associated costs. Using the HUB, customers can manage up to 20 independent workstations per PC.
“The HUB 400 is a superb option for corporations looking to reduce their distributed computing costs," said Joey Young, Worldwide MTC Alliances Director. “Virtualization typically means massive infrastructure costs and expensive third party software. Microsoft and GreenBridge have re-written the game plan. There is really nothing else like it available at such a compelling price point.”
The HUB offers seamless integration with Microsoft Enterprise software, helping companies leverage the power of the Microsoft cloud. Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 serves as the base operating system, delivering a Windows 8 experience to each user. Businesses can also deploy the solution as a virtual machine in a data center, managed by Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V.
GreenBridge Computing and Microsoft have successfully deployed devices in tens of thousands of terminals worldwide. While the HUB was initially designed as a cost-effective solution for education environments, recent demand from retailers and leading Fortune 500 firms accelerated its launch to the enterprise market. The device was launched to enterprise customers at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention & Expo in New York, Jan. 12-14, 2014.
GreenBridge Computing is a global leader in the desktop virtualization arena, specializing in Windows MultiPoint Server solutions. The company’s devices and services deliver a rich PC experience, with all the economic benefits of the cloud, at a fraction of the cost. Visit http://www.greenbridgecomputing.com to learn more.