SOURCE: Pano Logic

Pano Logic

August 25, 2010 12:00 ET

Pano Logic Recognizes Forward-Thinking IT Leaders as Zero Heroes

Distinguished Zero Heroes Demonstrate Real-World Gains Through Radically Centralized Desktop Computing

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -   Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization, today announced Zero Heroes, a community designed to honor IT innovators using zero client desktop virtualization, and to foster a desktop virtualization support network for IT managers employing zero client computing. The program will create a collaborative environment for IT specialists seeking to transform their end user infrastructures to reduce IT complexity and cost, improve sustainability and strengthen workforce and operational productivity.

The inaugural class of five Zero Heroes represents trail-blazing innovators who have become heroes to their end user communities and drastically reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) for their organizations, including:

  • A 60 percent reduction in computing costs at a regional bank
  • A 75 percent reduction in the cost of powering computing at an East Coast University
  • The elimination of operational failures related to computer breakdowns at a major Midwestern craft brewery
  • A dramatic boost in productivity for police officers now able to access more information from the field as well as complete and submit reports
  • Enhanced security by replacing PCs with Pano Logic and increased mobility for key staff

Who are the Zero Heroes?
Today's Zero Heroes represent some of the key industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, and manufacturing, which have embraced zero client desktop virtualization from Pano Logic to slash computing total cost of ownership (TCO). Pano Logic Zero Heroes are:

  • Jeff Cunningham -- Director of Education Systems for the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Cunningham deployed VMware to virtualize his department's 16 servers in 2006. In 2008, he adopted Pano Logic zero client virtual desktops to slash power consumption by 75 percent, reduce licensing expenses and save time on maintenance and support by centralizing computing management.

  • Paul Desjardins -- Systems Architect, City of Denton, a community of 120,000 people in Northeastern Texas. Desjardins inherited 125 servers, and no space or capacity for powering and cooling them. He's instituted virtualization and now runs 125 servers from just nine physical machines. He next looked at his PC challenges. Facing a costly PC refresh for police officers, Desjardins stripped down the units and set up officers with Pano Remote, a secure flash drive loaded with an application that enables any Internet-enabled PC to access the user's virtual desktop. As a result, police officers are able to access more information from the field as well as work on and submit incident reports from anywhere. The mobility of Pano Remote has also been a huge hit with the City Manager and other department heads. 

  • Andrew Fuss -- Manager of Technology and Engineering of CharterCARE, which operates Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI. Fuss tackled the challenge of securing patient information by eliminating fat PCs and replacing them with Pano Logic zero client virtual desktops while at the same time, slashing his support and maintenance demands. And with Pano Remote, Fuss has dramatically enhanced the productivity of key personnel, including the CIO, who can access and work on documents from any PC without risking a security breach.

  • Michael Goodman -- Vice President and Director of Information Technology, Crescent State Bank in Cary, NC. Goodman joined the bank in 2008 with the mission to upgrade the bank's technologies with new cost saving solutions. He redesigned and migrated the entire bank on to a new MPLS WAN in under three months. He also upgraded the server hardware with new, energy-efficient models that could support VMware and deployed Pano Logic in the branches. His use of Pano Logic desktop virtualization reduced computing costs by 60 percent in the branches while slashing IT staff travel time by eliminating the need for support visits.

  • Tony Lux -- Purveyor of Technology at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, MO. Lux ushered in a widespread upgrade of technologies at the brewery, which produces 140,000 barrels a year. Lux oversaw the migration of the company's data center onto virtualized servers and the installation of top-of-the-line manufacturing equipment and software from Germany's Krones. Workstations, however, were hosting applications locally and crashes caused production losses totaling thousands of dollars when ingredients, stalled in place, soured and had to be discarded. Lux replaced the workstations with Pano Logic zero client virtual desktops and centralized all of the computing on the server, ending the production losses while expanding the number of computing access points for brewery employees. The result was a dramatic savings, and realizing significantly more value from the company's infrastructure investments.

The Zero Hero Program

  • Zero Heroes are new technology champions in their local communities and with their industry peers, and will now be sponsored by Pano Logic and reseller partners specializing in desktop virtualization through online webinars and forums.

  • Go to www.PanoLogic.com/zerohero for information about Pano Logic Zero Heroes, how they've deployed innovative technology, and won over users, while drastically reducing their organization's TCO. 

  • Zero Heroes will be available in an upcoming online forum where IT specialists can learn about this new technology approach, and share implementation strategies and best practices.

Supporting Comments

"We want to recognize the dramatic contributions these individuals have made to their organizations with their vision and forward thinking, but also to create a community of peers who can share their experiences with innovative new technologies," said John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic. "Virtualization has achieved mainstream status throughout Main Street America and IT specialists in all corners of the country are seeking information and advice on extending the value and efficiencies further -- all the way to the desktop. Our customers are our best advocates and represent a valuable source for peer education and support. In spotlighting the achievements of some, we're creating a community for many to exchange ideas, pose questions and share insight."

What is Zero Client Computing

  • Pano Logic solves major challenges inherent in the current PC- and thin client-based server computing model, while providing end users with the same, familiar PC-like Windows experience.

  • End users connect to their virtual machine with a zero client that contains no processor, no operating system, no memory, no drivers, no software and no moving parts. This represents a major shift from highly complex and costly PC and thin client computing solutions.

  • Pano Logic radically reduces computing total cost of ownership by as much as 80 percent by completely eliminating endpoint device management, support and obsolescence and centralizing 100 percent of computing in the data center.

  • Pano Logic starts at $319 per seat and is also available in a pre-configured, pre-loaded all-in 50-user suite called Pano Express, which combines VMware vSphere™ Essentials, Microsoft Windows 7 licenses, server and storage hardware, a simple installation wizard and Pano Logic's award-winning zero client platform. 

About Pano Logic
Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic's all-in-one hardware and software solution redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. Pano Logic is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization that deploys in under an hour and dramatically simplifies the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashes computing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The Pano Device, a zero client, contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO storage, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches. The Pano Device uses less than 5 watts of energy or 97% less than a PC, drastically reducing energy costs. To learn more, visit http://www.panologic.com

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