HP unveils new remote collaboration subscription offers

Daniel Todd

10 Nov, 2021

HP has announced new Z by HP, Teradici and Nvidia Omniverse subscription offers, designed to help support remote collaboration across multiple systems and applications, at the edge or in the cloud. 

The move means creators can now take advantage of a combined subscription for Teradici Cloud Access Software and HP ZCentral, as well as collaborate across apps with Nvidia Omniverse. 

Additionally, HP is also releasing its data science software stack for Linux in collaboration with Microsoft on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2).

“Today’s designers, creators, and power users need to access their high-performance compute and workflows from wherever they get work done; location is no longer a limit,” commented Jim Nottingham, general manager and global head of Advanced Compute and Solutions at HP.

“Digital services such as workflow-as-a-service and compute-on-demand will shape the way commercial and SMB customers utilise high-performance computing in the future. At HP, we strive to offer the world’s most comprehensive solutions for remote compute and collaboration with ZCentral and Teradici.”

The combination of ZCentral Software and Teradici CAS is designed to offer a comprehensive remote solution that enables anywhere access to software that can handle graphics or compute-intensive projects. Teradici CAS provides secure access to the cloud and virtual machines, while ZCentral Remote Boost allows access to localised workstation performance, the firm said. 

A combined one-year subscription will include Teradici and ZCentral software for $240 per concurrent user and is expected to be available from the end of 2021.

HP is also collaborating with Nvidia to combine Teradici CAS and  Omniverse Enterprise, which it says will offer a platform for co-creation, real-time simultaneous collaboration, and true-to-reality simulation for design teams – ultimately removing location as a barrier for 3D collaboration.

HP is offering users a three-month free trial of Nvidia Omniverse Enterprise and Teradici CAS with qualifying Z by HP workstations. 

“Our customers can now run the most demanding visualisation workflows to exceed today’s design, creative, and scientific challenges, from anywhere —with Nvidia GPUs accelerating the performance of the already powerful Z workstations, Teradici opening up access to those who are remote, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise providing a real-time collaboration platform,” said Bob Pette, vice president of Professional Visualization at Nvidia.  

Additionally, HP is also releasing its data science software stack for Linux in collaboration with Microsoft on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. Pre-installed on select Z by HP workstations, WSL 2 enables users to launch an Ubuntu environment without rebooting or running a virtual machine, enabling the smooth running of CLI tools, utilities and applications.