SOURCE: ClearCube Technology

October 29, 2007 09:20 ET

ClearCube Brings High Performance Centralized Computing Solution to Market With Next Generation A1410 PC Blade and A3100 Chassis and Sentral™ Virtual Desktop Management Software

New Solution to Deliver Richer, More Powerful End-User Experience With Unparalleled Flexibility, Manageability and Security in the Datacenter

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - ClearCube Technology, the market leader in centralized computing solutions, today announced the release of its next generation centralized computing solution, which provides more power, manageability and flexibility to IT managers while giving end-users a faster, richer and more powerful desktop PC experience.

The company is introducing the A1410 PC Blade and A3100 Chassis with Expansion Backplane as part of its centralized infrastructure offering, which leverages the ClearCube I9400 series I/Port, the industry's first quad-monitor over IP solution utilizing the break-through PC-over-IP™ technology from Teradici Corporation. Coupled with its award-winning desktop virtualization software, Sentral v5.5 provides complete management of all computing resources -- including any back-end hardware, virtualized desktop or user access device. The new offering represents the most comprehensive, flexible centralized desktop computing solution on the market.

"The combination of ClearCube and Teradici expands the possibilities for centralized PC blade solutions, and the new form factors provided by ClearCube will enable an even larger audience of companies to benefit from the joint technology," said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici. "ClearCube and Teradici have collaborated on this unique technology solution since our company was founded. Our partnership will allow enterprise IT to deliver true PC and workstation experience to the desk from remote datacenters."

This new multi-purpose high performance solution can be used in environments requiring powerful dedicated 1:1 capacity, virtual desktop deployments, offshore development as well as grid computing. One of the largest insurance companies in the US will be deploying the solution to enhance their actuary grid computing environment, reduce computing costs and improve disaster recovery practices while securing PC resources in their datacenter. The addition of desktop virtualization enables greater user-to-processor density while maintaining usability for workers with lighter computing needs.

First to market with the industry's original connection broker technology, Sentral v5.5 manages PC blades and virtual machine-based desktops while remaining hardware-agnostic, providing clients the ability to utilize any back-end hardware and user access device for desktop virtualization. Features include connection brokering, user device management, remote access, VM management, health and asset management as well as a variety of other systems management tasks for heterogeneous enterprise environments. (For more information on Sentral, please see: http://www.clearcube.com/view/releases/clearcube_sentral_enhanced.htm)

"The new ClearCube PC blade solution is the only integrated quad monitor over single IP solution on the market today, which enables organizations to realize superior performance while reducing the infrastructure cost required to deliver a solution at this level," said Rick Hoffman, president and CEO, ClearCube. "This type of innovation in the next generation of PC blade technology, combined with Sentral, our virtual desktop software offering, provides organizations -- from financial services, healthcare, federal government to commercial services -- with the most comprehensive solution to meet all their centralized computing needs."

Features and Benefits

A series of features and enhancements to the ClearCube A1410 and A3100 products are included as part of the new product versions:

--  Quad Core Processors -- A1410 supports Intel® Core2™ Quad
    processors providing high-end users all the power they need while boosting
    performance on virtual desktops deployments. Option for Pentium® 4
    processors available for workers requiring less processing power.
    
--  Active Management Technology to offer new out-of-band management
    features including the ability to remotely heal systems after OS failures,
    Console Redirection utilizing Serial-Over-LAN for initial configuration,
    IDE Redirection to allow for remote booting, and continued support for PXE
    for mass imaging, which improves the reliability of ClearCube products.
    
--  Dual and Quad Monitor over IP -- A1410 and A3100 works with the
    ClearCube I9400 series, shattering the distance barrier and supporting up
    to four monitors at once with simultaneous full screen and full motion
    video at high resolution. End users receive a full-feature desktop
    experience regardless of their geographic location.
    
--  High Quality Video Performance -- A1410 leverages Teradici's PC-over-
    IP™ technology to deliver a high-end PC experience through the network.
    
--  Expansion Backplane (EBP) -- A3100 Chassis allows the user to manage
    cabling of Ethernet, PC-over-IP™ and USB connectivity. EBP joined with
    Sentral, is used to identify the blade slot and chassis ID.
    
--  Powerful Performance, Simple and Secure -- The ClearCube architecture
    centralizes processors in a secure location, so users get full desktop
    performance without generating heat or fan noise at the desktop. With the
    ability to send full USB signals through networks via PC-over-IP™, the
    A1410 gives users a complete desktop experience while increasing security
    and manageability of assets and data.
    

Pricing and Availability

The new ClearCube A1410 PC Blade and A3100 Chassis are available now. Contact ClearCube or one of its Channel Partners for pricing.

About Teradici Corporation

Teradici Corporation has developed a unique technology, called PC-over-IP, which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms and high-performance silicon processing, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. More information is available at www.teradici.com.

PC-over-IP is a trademark of Teradici Corporation.

About ClearCube Technology

ClearCube is the industry's leading provider of true PC virtualization and centralized computing solutions that integrate blades, access devices and client management software to give organizations full control over end-user computing. As the pioneer of the centralized computing market, ClearCube's software and hardware solutions support the latest industry standards and technologies, including Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Xeon® and Pentium® 4 processors with Hyper-Threading, as well as software technologies such as SNMP, WMI, Active Directory and Web Services. Organizations deploying ClearCube gain 99.9 percent uptime, hardened security and extra workspace while reducing support costs by more than 40 percent. For more information, visit ClearCube's corporate Website at www.clearcube.com.

Contact Information

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    Susannah Kirksey
    ClearCube Technology
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    Payal Cudia/Allison Bedard
    Schwartz Communications
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