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Pano Logic

July 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Sarrel Group Desktop Virtualization Benchmark Report Equates Pano Logic Zero Client User Experience to PCs, Offers Superior Productivity

Pano Logic Desktop Virtualization Provides User Experience Equivalent to Average Corporate PCs and Better Than Thin Clients Tested

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization, today announced the results of a desktop virtualization performance benchmark report conducted by Sarrel Group, a technical-assessment consultancy and independent test lab. The performance testing found desktop virtualization can provide a user experience equivalent to or better than an average corporate PC when it is delivered by Pano Logic. Sarrel Group also determined that Pano Logic requires the fewest server resources among the thin clients tested.

"There has been a perception, largely based in historical accuracy, that desktop virtualization performance and user experience suffers compared to PCs," said Matt Sarrel, principal, Sarrel Group. "However, our quantitative analysis of desktop virtualization offerings demonstrates that Pano Logic has achieved a user experience similar to a PC, while maintaining the security and cost benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure."

Sarrel Group found that Pano Logic outperformed thin clients in many tests and provided a comparable experience to using a typical Windows XP or Windows 7 PC during most tests. Among the key findings:

  • Office Productivity - Pano Logic had the lowest average CPU utilization and the lowest memory consumption among all tested devices during MS Office benchmarking.
  • Video Quality - In full-motion, full-screen video testing, Pano Logic provided a real-time video experience comparable to a Windows 7 PC and superior to a Windows XP PC, and better than the thin clients tested. The tested thin clients experienced lags and bursts in playback and failed to maintain audio and video synchronization.
  • Resource Consumption - Pano Logic consumes the fewest server resources, among the thin clients tested, promoting greater server-side scalability.

"Pano Logic customers have consistently seen improvements in user productivity and video quality without requiring endpoint firmware updates, processing, or the purchase of new endpoints. Pano System 4.5 was yet another leap forward," said John Kish, CEO, Pano Logic. "The results of Sarrel Group testing validate our effort and demonstrate that Pano Logic performance is ready for the computing needs of enterprise knowledge workers."

Sarrel Group tested Pano Logic G2 against Wyse P20 and Wyse Xenith thin clients and three PC configurations: Windows XP (32-bit) and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) on low and high performance hardware. The workloads were evaluated in an isolated switched 1-Gbps Ethernet environment. Application responsiveness was verified with automated scripts to perform operations in Microsoft Office 2007; specifically, PowerPoint 2007 and Excel 2007. Video playback was assessed subjectively using a single stimulus quality comparison scale across multiple scenarios and formats including Flash and 720p and 1080p Blu-ray and MP4 files. The tests were designed to conduct a fair, repeatable comparison between hardware.

The complete report Pano Logic Pano G2 Running Pano System 4.5: User Experience Performance Testing Competitive Analysis is now freely available for download. For the full report, please visit: http://www.panologic.com/sites/all/files/downloads/competitive/SarrelGroup_Pano_System_45_Report_Final.pdf.

About Pano Logic Zero Client Computing
Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic's all-in-one hardware and software solution -- Pano System -- redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. The Pano Logic zero client platform is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization, simplifying the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The patent-pending Pano Direct technology eliminates the need for costly processing power at the endpoint, making it possible to have an endpoint device that contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO memory, NO drivers, NO firmware, NO software, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches, while slashing energy consumption by 95 percent as compared to a PC. The Pano generation of computing, built for virtualization, can plug and play into 99 percent of all hypervisor infrastructures, including VMware, Microsoft HyperV and Citrix XenDesktop. To learn more, visit http://www.panologic.com

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