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Wyse collaborates with VMware to deliver enhanced virtual desktop solutions and joins VMware Community Source Program

March 20th, 2006

Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, has announced that it is teaming with VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, to deliver enhanced virtual desktop computing solutions. Wyse and VMware plan to work cooperatively on joint engineering projects, customer engagements, channel partner programs and co-marketing initiatives.

As a key first phase of the collaboration, Wyse has joined the VMware Community Source program and plans to integrate its Wyse infrastructure deployment and management solutions with the VMware virtual infrastructure, across its thin-client platform portfolio: Windows XPe, Windows CE, Wyse Thin OS and Linux.

Ali Fenn, Vice President Business Development & Alliances at Wyse Technology, said: “We are very excited about working with VMware to deliver the combined benefits of virtualisation and thin computing to our enterprise customers. Both companies are committed to providing an end-to-end solution that makes for seamless adoption of this exciting new technology. A virtualised environment is the perfect complement for our thin clients, allowing customers to easily deploy integrated, end-to-end solutions.”

Brian Byun, Vice President of Products and Alliances at Vmware, said: “Over the years many of VMware´s customers have extended their VMware virtual infrastructure, originally deployed for server consolidation, to also consolidate full end-user desktop environments onto centrally managed servers. This approach delivers a unique set of a combination of increased security and reduced IT management costs while preserving compatibility with a dedicated end-user desktop model. We are excited to be working with Wyse Technology to combine their leadership in thin computing with our proven capabilities in dynamic, virtualised server infrastructure. We look forward to enhancing our joint virtual desktop solutions through the VMware Community Source program.”

Wyse and VMware are designing their enhanced virtualised thin computing joint solutions to enable customers to easily deploy virtual desktop solutions across the enterprise. Using a combination of VMware virtual infrastructure and Wyse´s thin computing hardware and software, corporate IT administrators will be able to deploy virtual desktop environments to their end users using Wyse´s technology for device and user management while maintaining the central management, control and security benefits of their data centre VMware virtual infrastructure.

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