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Altiris Deployment Solution now standard on HP Compaq t500 thin clients

  • 07 October, 2003 12:24

<p>Altiris® Deployment Solution™ Included as Systems Management Solution for First Windows CE.NET-Based HP Compaq Thin Clients</p>
<p>Altiris now provides leading manageability solutions for HP PCs, servers and the entire line of award-winning HP Compaq thin client t5000</p>
<p>Oct. 6, 2003 – Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), a leader in systems management solutions that reduce the total cost of owning information technology, today announced that Altiris® Deployment Solution™ will be standard on new HP Compaq thin client t5000 series. Altiris management solutions offer leading systems manageability of HP PCs, servers and thin clients. Altiris Deployment Solution helps reduce the cost of managing these devices by automating system deployment and maintenance from a single Web-based management console.</p>
<p>“Lack of awareness and the pain of transitioning from traditional PC-based environments, both physically and philosophically, have hampered acceptance of enterprise thin clients,” said Bob O'Donnell, research director, Device Technology at IDC. “However, the obstacles that have plagued the thin client market are not new and many companies are working to make the process of planning, deploying, configuring, transitioning, and using thin clients much easier.”</p>
<p>According to new research from IDC, enterprise thin clients will be shipped at a rate of 3.4 million units worldwide in 2007, up from just 1.5 million in 2003, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.8%.</p>
<p>Rob Wellman, Altiris VP of strategic alliance sales, said, “Altiris now offers a single solution for the complete management of network-connected HP computing devices including desktops, notebooks, handhelds, workstations, server blades and now thin clients. HP and Altiris are working to provide integrated solutions that address the full spectrum of systems management including initial inventory capture, change and configuration management, asset management and problem resolution.”</p>
<p>Altiris Deployment Solution software is offered standard with every HP Compaq t5000 series unit, enabling easier setup and maintenance of HP thin clients. Of major thin client manufacturers, only HP offers a single software solution that allows customers to manage thin clients, PCs and servers from the same management solution.</p>
<p>“The affordability, reliability and manageability offered by our HP Compaq thin client t5000 series make now the time enterprise customers should take a closer look at how a thin client computing model could increase the return on IT investments for their company,” Tad Bodeman, director of thin client solutions, HP Personal Systems Group. “Offering Altiris Deployment Solution provides our customers with a complete and easy solution for setup and maintenance for HP Compaq thin clients.”</p>
<p>Deployment Solution is recognized as an industry-leading provisioning and migration solution. Recent feature updates to Deployment Solution include an updated imaging engine with improved multicast support to speed deployment times and an easy-to-use wizard for building scripted OS installations.</p>
<p>Deployment Solution provides the following key advantages over other thin client management software:
• Single solution for provisioning and managing desktops, notebooks, blade servers, thin clients and handheld devices.
• Automated deployment of operating systems, applications, upgrades and settings.
• Comprehensive role and scope-based security controls access to specified management features.
• Centralized control of multiple sites for true enterprise management.</p>
<p>Licensing and availability
Altiris provides getting-started services to optimize management of a HP Compaq thin client t5000 series environment with Altiris Deployment Solution. For more information, contact your local HP account manager or contact an Altiris sales representative by visiting http://www.altiris.com/sales/</p>
<p>About Altiris
Altiris, Inc. offers a full line of Web-enabled solutions that empower organizations to easily manage desktops, notebooks, handhelds, and Windows, Linux and UNIX servers throughout the IT lifecycle. Altiris provides fully integrated, complete systems management solutions for client and mobile, server, and asset management. Altiris’ vision is to automate, simplify, and reduce the cost and complexity of IT lifecycle management with a rapid return on investment. For more information, visit www.altiris.com</p>
<p>Altiris is a registered trademark of Altiris, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Deployment Solution is a trademark of Altiris, Inc. The other company names or products mentioned are or may be trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further information, contact:
David Sanday
Altiris
mobile: 0438 449503
email: dsanday@altiris.com.au</p>

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