NextIO Announces Availability of vCORE™ Express 2070Q Computing Solution

AUSTIN, TX – July 21, 2011 – NextIO, the premier provider of next-generation I/O consolidation and virtualization solutions, today announced the availability of the vCORE Express 2070Q appliance. The newest addition to the vCORE Express product line, the 2070Q computing solution is designed specifically to complement any Microsoft® desktop virtualization strategy and to deliver a rich media desktop experience without sacrificing CPU performance.

The vCORE Express 2070Q (“Q” is for Quadro® graphics) is the ideal solution for enabling rich media VDI desktops using Microsoft RemoteFX™, allowing larger numbers of VDI users to harness the power of hardware accelerated graphics from a single graphics device. When combined with a Microsoft Hyper-V® desktop virtualization environment, the 2070Q allows for the more powerful VDI environment experience today’s computer users have come to expect (i.e., AutoCAD, flash animation and videos).

“When it comes to virtual clients, all end users want at the end of the day is a better, higher-quality desktop experience. Existing VDI solutions steal cycles from the CPU to deliver only the basics of what the user needs,” said Will Wade, senior product manager, Quadro Virtualization and Remoting, NVIDIA. “With the vCORE Express 2070Q, NextIO has taken our data center-class product and allows those same virtual deployments to deliver not only basic computing needs, but what the user wants — a great graphics experience in a virtualized environment.”

Features of the vCORE Express 2070Q include:
· Rich media desktop experience — By allowing virtual machines to use the processing power of the GPUs, VDI seats can now take advantage of the full Windows 7 desktop environment including 3D graphics and Windows Aero® support.
· More peripheral support — Traditional remote desktop protocol (RDP) has left users with a very limited set of peripheral support. RemoteFX adds to traditional peripherals by including USB support for the most common devices.
· Reduces CPU load — By putting the graphics load back on the GPU, the CPU load is now reduced to work on the problem and not the desktop experience.
· Extends the life of VDI deployments — With the 2070Q, new life can be brought to existing VDI hardware. With CPU load shifted to the GPU and a better desktop experience, the existing hardware life can be extended.
· Powered by NVIDIA — Features the NVIDIA® Tesla™ M2070Q GPU, the Fermi-based enterprise-class GPU purpose-built for VDI and remote visualization.

Microsoft RemoteFX enables a superior rich media experience for VDI environments never before possible in a virtualized environment. The Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization layer takes advantage of the Quadro graphics engine inside 2070Q to power the rich media applications from the server — instead of the end-point device — providing users with enhanced graphics without having to upgrade to a higher class of device. From Silverlight® and Flash videos to the full Windows Aero look and feel, RemoteFX with the 2070Q enables a true hardware-accelerated graphics experience.

“Today’s computer users demand that their virtual machines offer high-quality video and graphics capabilities, and we are pleased to provide these features through the new vCORE Express 2070Q,” said Brooks Ivey, vice president of Business Development, NextIO. “Today’s clients that have traditionally been used in standard VDI situations can now take advantage of a much richer experience with the use of the 2070Q.”

About NextIO
NextIO provides rack-level IO consolidation and virtualization solutions that maximize performance, productivity and efficiencies of complex server I/O. Our innovative architecture is based upon industry standard PCIe switching technology. By separating the compute from the IO we create pools of server IO resources at the rack level that can be shared, virtualized or dynamically allocated across servers within the rack. Data center managers benefit from lower TCO and increased time to revenue. NextIO solutions address data center requirements across multiple industry segments including: Enterprise, Oil & Gas, High Performance Computing, Financial Services, and Government. For more information, visit

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