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The new normal
What does today look like for your organisation?
While we are still figuring out what the new normal looks like, some things are for certain. People are linked virtually more than ever, and the workplace is agile, dynamic and unpredictable.
For most users, this flexibility was welcomed and in the first quarter of 2020, cloud spending rose by 37 per cent (according to PWC).
Moving businesses online to remote working brings agility, flexibility and, in most cases, significant cost benefits. But it is not without challenges, which present themselves within the most demanding users — engineers, architects, creative professionals, and data scientists, to name a few.
High performance users, such as engineers, designers and architects, need access to the same power they have at the office, while being able to work from anywhere. On top of this, collaboration with peers is paramount and integral to their work.
For businesses within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, it presents significant challenges in ensuring business continuity while safeguarding the security and safety of not just its employees but that of company data.
Engineers, architects and other power users need to have the same user experience as if they were in the office, with limited disruption to workflow and access to colleagues for collaboration.
Welcome to the next evolution in remote workstation power — Z by HP ZCentral Solution
ZCentral Solution is a centralised, high-end compute solution where performance is accessed securely, available worldwide, freeing power users to take on high-end projects anywhere without giving up control.
It consists of 3 modular parts: the hardware, the connection software and the management software. It’s modular, dynamic and has been designed to accelerate data-intensive and 3D graphics workflows while optimising space and reducing deployment costs and complexity.
Let’s dig a little deeper into what the solution entails.
The hardware — Z by HP Workstations
Z Workstation desktops deliver the power and performance needed for intensive workflows and can remain at the engineer’s desks while working remotely.
If real estate is a luxury, they can be rack mounted for co-location next to data storage enabling fast access to project files. They are highly configurable — designed to support whatever workflow is thrown at it and can handle dual CPU and dual graphics card configurations for maximum performance.
The connection software — ZCentral Remote Boost
Developed with NASA back in 1969, this remote connection software allows users to access the workstation power from a client device of their choice, enabling users to work as if they were local.
It provides a 1:1 dedicated connection giving the user the full power of the workstation, to accelerate their workload and experience unthrottled performance. Users simply connect in one click while HP ZCentral Remote Boost does all the work in the background.
ZCentral Remote Boost has helped the media and entertainment industry transition to a new way of working. It won the 2020 Engineering Award at last year’s Emmy’s for enabling its creative professionals by providing them remote access to advanced computing so that they can create and collaborate from anywhere.
The best part? It comes free with every Z by HP Desktop Workstations and Mobile Workstations purchased.
The management software — ZCentral Connect
Managing connections is simple with HP ZCentral Connect. ITDM’s can assign dedicated workstations to individuals or create workstation pools for teams to share. All of which can be done remotely and through a simple, single pane of glass.
It can also integrate seamlessly with Microsoft’s SCCM via the HP Management Integration kit. Workstation deployments can be automated, hardware policies can be managed and enforced and more importantly, securely manage the workstations.
Unlike a virtual server or cloud solution, power users get direct, undivided workstation access to do 3D modelling or 4K video editing from almost any device and all at a predictable cost. Power users are set free but sensitive IP is not going anywhere. Every connection is encrypted, and data is locked down.
To top it off, Z by HP ZCentral Solution meets all sustainability goals with EPEAT Gold certifications, bulk packaging and recycled plastic usage.
Unlock opportunity through the power of technology. Z by HP ZCentral Solution — Liberate the work, centralize the power.
To find out more, visit www8.hp.com/au/en/workstations/zcentral.html