High-performance Power from Anywhere

Why Z by HP Remote Access Solution is Right for Remote PC Power Users

Gain Collaboration without Compromise

The reality of hybrid work is that you probably have employees working both on- and off-site. And while remote solutions like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud may have worked in the past, they throttle the productivity of power users such as engineers, designers, and data scientists tackling compute-intensive workflows and large, data-rich files.


Can you create an in-office technology experience specifically for these employees who use specialized software and have compute-intensive workflows? In this guide, you’ll learn how the Z by HP Remote Access Solution1 offers dedicated workstation-level performance and simple manageability all at a predictable cost. That’s better performance, without compromises—for your power users and for IT.

Z by HP Workstations receive up to


hours of testing on heavy workloads

Your Power Users’ Needs

Employees with compute-intensive workflows share a need for high-end performance and low-latency connectivity because they’re generating designs and insights that drive your company’s intellectual property. These workers are the ones who need to collaborate worldwide on graphics-intensive apps, analyze big data live in the field, or run complex simulations from anywhere they’re working.


Their tasks differ, but their requirements have key similarities: No matter what their specific jobs entail, all kinds of technical and creative professionals benefit from a remote workflow that provides secure, shared access to compute power, data, and applications. In today’s hybrid work environment, they need to be able to change work locations dynamically and access full, fluid GPU and CPU acceleration from anywhere.


Additionally, these users, who often access massive amounts of sensitive data, prefer to think about the inventive, creative nature of their jobs—not the security of their endpoints. Entrusting terabytes or petabytes of personal information and intellectual property to a VPN connection isn’t a risk worth taking. By providing power users with secured remote access, IT can gain peace of mind and enable data teams to stay productive without worrying about their safety.

Why Traditional Remote Models Slow You Down

VDI and cloud are the traditional approaches for hybrid and remote work. But for performance-driven data scientists, engineers, and designers, these solutions can slow down their workflows. VDI restricts compute power, and cloud provisioning and performance can’t always keep pace with the explosion of data-heavy workloads.


Workflows often rely on shared corporate storage, large datasets that the entire team works on, or data that needs to stay secure. That drives some companies to use a VDI or virtualized servers that access a virtualized pool of computing resources. But these methods don’t provide undivided access to workstation-class performance and can introduce latency, complexity, and overhead costs.


Putting apps and storage in the cloud can be a viable solution for regular office workers, but it presents several challenges for power users with flexible work locations. Provisioning more space isn’t always an instant process. Overhead expenses grow rapidly with large amounts of data moving to and from the cloud. Location, configuration, and bandwidth constraints can cause unpredictable performance. Lastly, when data leaves your premises, security risks increase.

Centralize and Accelerate Power-user Teams

Z by HP Remote Access Solution moves past the traditional challenges with VDI and cloud for industries that need to enable power users working from anywhere with fast, secure access to data and applications. This solution combines hardware and software in a turnkey solution—empowering your global workforce with remote workstation access that rivals the experience of working locally. It also eases the IT burden with significant cost, security, and manageability advantages.

Boost Performance and Deployment Flexibility for Virtually Any2 Infrastructure

Even if you’re already running other hardware, VMs, or software, you can still get the smooth performance of HP Anyware software.3 It’s both vendor- and OS-agnostic, so it can be overlayed on your existing infrastructure2 and remote-access applications. With HP Anyware, almost any type of tablet or laptop from any manufacturer can be used to remotely access the power of a high-performance PC.

Lay the Foundation for No Compromise Collaboration with HP Anyware

Get access to high performance from anywhere and any device

With OS-independent software that provides high-fidelity remote workstation connectivity, power users working outside the office can access workstation power from their existing client device—as if they were in the office. In addition to a connection that’s solely portioned for those using compute-intensive specialized software, users who require a lot of RAM, advanced compression and dynamic resizing keep professionals connected in real time. HP Anyware helps performance-hungry users work like they’re local:

1:1 dedicated connection with full CPU and GPU power to handle intense workloads

Collaboration tools built in for sharing and controlling remote sessions with other users

Exceptional image quality with support for up to 4K or multiple monitor setups, plus automatic adaptation to the receiver’s resolution

Application-independent— only pixels are sent, not data

Support for Windows 11 touch and gestures

Support for specialized client hardware like a 3D SpaceMouse, Wacom® tablet, and financial trading keyboard

Support for Windows, Linux, and macOS across desktops, laptops, and tablets

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Engineering Emmy® Award Winner

HP Anyware is the enterprise software that combines the best of two Engineering Emmy® Award-winning technologies, Teradici CAS (Cloud Access Software) and ZCentral Remote Boost. In 2020, these technologies helped the media and entertainment industry transition to a new way of working. By providing remote access to advanced computing, editors, artists, and other creative professionals can now create and collaborate from anywhere.

Bring Visibility and Control with Anyware Manager4

Workstation management made easy

Manage connections between remote data teams and your centralized hardware for Anyware Manager. Power users can easily connect to a dedicated workstation or the next available one within a pool of workstations— no technical or system knowledge needed. IT department managers gain remote control of all Anyware workstation connections:

Provide secured access to digital workspaces from virtually any device, without a VPN

Hard power-on or power-off for total system control5

Easily manage all user connections remotely from a single console

Integrate with Microsoft Active Directory for easy user setup

Assign individual machines or share pools of available workstation resources

Install in your host environment or access as a service

HP Remote System Controller

IT managers who deploy and manage remote workstations must perform core tasks for maintaining their fleet. HP Remote System Controller is an out-of-band management solution that gives IT managers the power to manage a fleet of workstations, all from a single interface. It’s quick to deploy, it’s scalable, and it has built-in security, so IT managers can provide support and maintenance from anywhere.6

Out-of-band management 

Launch a KVM session and get pre-boot access, complete BIOS updates, and remotely re-image a PC.7

Security you need

Hardware and software designed based on industry standards to ensure maximum security.

Increase manageability

Pair with Z by HP Desktop Workstations for direct communication with BIOS, direct control of power button signal, and hardware alerts with diagnostics.

One dashboard—all access

Through the HP Remote System Management software,8 provide maintenance and support while receiving reports to optimize your infrastructure.

Complete Your Solution with Racked Z Workstations

Although you can run HP Anyware over your existing non-HP infrastructure, your teams get optimal experience when connecting to Z by HP Workstations like the 1U rack-mountable HP ZCentral 4R. This workstation delivers the power of a large desktop with a thin profile that packs optimal power into your data closet.


Because Z offers the world’s most secure workstations9 and HP Anyware transfers only encrypted pixels, your data stays protected within your racked workstation wherever you access it. That’s true whether across the office or across time zones, 

and it provides this secure access via virtually any user-endpoint device. It’s a simple, powerful, secure end-to-end solution for power users and the IT teams that support them.

Equip Power Users to Tackle Complex Projects from Anywhere

Z by HP Remote Access Solution is the world’s first single-sourced remote workstation solution,10 a hardware and software solution that delivers unthrottled, workload-optimized compute power from anywhere, on any device. 


And high-performance users aren’t the only ones to benefit— IT will love more stable costs and a secure, centralized location for workstation management.

Visit the Z by HP Remote Access Solution page to start empowering your workforce

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