NVIDIA Unveils Own GRID-Based Server, the Visual Computing Appliance (VCA)


NVIDIA also took the opportunity to highlight its hardware and software partners. Dell, HP and IBM are offering NVIDIA GRID-based servers; while Citrix, Microsoft and VMware are offering NVIDIA GRID-enabled software.

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The company seemed kind enough to include these partners in its NVIDIA GRID ecosystem; however, the announcement of its own VAC with its own Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) client software(GRID Workspace), it may not be a harmonious ecosystem as there may be instances where NVIDIA is viewed as a competitor to both its hardware and software partners. As early as January this year at CES, the NVIDIA GRID system was still positioned as a cloud-based gaming system and within a short span of two months, its credentials have been burnished to the level of enterprise cloud computing. Watch this space for more surprises from NVIDIA!

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