NVIDIA opens path toward virtualizing all enterprise applications

NVIDIA has opened the path toward virtualising all enterprise applications with the introduction of NVIDIA GRIDTM with the new NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPU.

The offering provides the industry’s highest user density — supporting 64 users per board and 128 users per server — so businesses can deliver virtualised apps to all of their employees at an affordable cost.

The NVIDIA GRID software lets enterprises simplify deployments of virtual applications, desktops and workstations to meet all use cases and workloads. It provides a great user experience for every modern business application, such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop and the Windows 10 operating system.

In addition, the offering eases enterprise adoption through a flexible subscription model that allows organisations to balance capital and operating expenses while enjoying the lowest total cost of ownership. Ongoing software updates provide the latest innovations to customers.

Exploding Growth of GPU-Accelerated Business Applications

The use of GPU-accelerated business applications by office workers is exploding. The percentage of accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to SysTrack Community data provided by Lakeside Software. To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center through to the device. To achieve the level of experience users require and have come to expect, virtual environments need access to the GPU.

“High-performing knowledge workers require high-performing business applications for maximum productivity. That requires GPU acceleration,” said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager of  NVIDIA Transforms Economics For Graphics Accelerated Virtualisation of Business Applications  the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “With the highest user density in the industry, NVIDIA GRID with the Tesla M10 makes it easy and affordable for businesses to virtualise every application for knowledge workers with no compromise in performance.”

“While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users,” said Robert Young, research director, IT Service Management and Client Virtualisation Software at IDC.

NVIDIA GRID is the industry standard for graphics virtualisation, supported by every enterprise OEM with full compatibility with every PC application. By working with offerings from Citrix and VMware, the leading virtualisation vendors, it delivers amazing experience with virtual applications or remote desktop session host for less than US$2 a month per user and to virtual PCs for less than US$6 a month per user.

The Tesla M10 joins the Tesla M6 and M60 as options for NVIDIA GRID, and features the following:

            ●  Increased user density per server: The Tesla M10 delivers a superior experience at the highest user density on the market, allowing up to 64 users per board or up to 128 users per server with just two boards. This enables enterprises to expand service to more employees at a lower cost per user.

            ●  Expanded software offering: NVIDIA GRID comes in three software editions to meet different user needs. For office workers, NVIDIA Virtual Applications (vApps) and NVIDIA Virtual PC (vPC) deliver Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 virtual desktops and PC applications with native user experience. NVIDIA Virtual Workstation (vWS) delivers the power of a workstation from the data center, so designers, engineers and architects are free to work on their professional graphics applications from anywhere.

            ●  Flexible subscription model, ongoing updates: With ongoing innovation and feature updates in the software and the data center GPUs that power NVIDIA GRID, customers benefit from increased value through the life of the deployment. To ease adoption, NVIDIA is offering a new annual subscription model that offers customers access to the latest upgrades along with enterprise-class support and maintenance. Customers can buy up to three years of annual subscription upfront. Alternatively, they can choose the perpetual license model.