Migrate to HP Anyware Today! Tips and Deadlines for RGS 7 and ZCentral Remote Boost Users

November 17, 2022
HP Teradici

HP Teradici is the inventor of the PCoIP remote display protocol and develops the Engineering Emmy-Award-winning HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS) to deliver the best virtual and remote desktop experience in the world.

HP Anyware is the enterprise software that combines the best of two Emmy® Engineering Award-winning technologies, Teradici CAS (Cloud Access Software) and ZCentral Remote Boost. Anyware is built on the PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) protocol and provides flexibility, productivity, security, and collaboration features to users working on-premises, remotely, or in hybrid environments. 

Since the official launch of HP Anyware in July 2022, existing Teradici CAS customers have continued to have access to their digital workspaces as HP Anyware is based on HP Teradici’s PCoIP technology. 

Existing ZCentral Remote Boost customers will need to purchase the HP Anyware Professional subscription to receive continued software support. The move to HP Anyware Professional is necessary for ZCentral software customers as HP no longer supports older software like RGS 7. Additionally, ZCentral Remote Boost and ZCentral Connect V20 support will end in February 2023. 

Our new Migration Guide is designed to help ZCentral Remote Boost and RGS 7 users plan their migration to HP Anyware and ensure they don’t face any service disruptions. 

Remote Boost software: key dates to prepare for  

The HP Anyware Professional enterprise software helps IT teams keep their power users productive, both graphics-intensive users and knowledge workers. Anyware offers lossless quality on par with a physical workstation and secured access through AES-256 encryption to users’ workstations without a VPN. Based on the highly secure PCoIP protocol and Teradici CAS software and licensing platform, HP Anyware already includes some features of ZCentral Remote Boost and ZCentral Connect, with more to be added over the coming year.  

With this in mind, users of RGS 7, ZCentral Remote Boost, and ZCentral Connect should plan to migrate to the HP Anyware license model as soon as possible. It is important to remember that RGS 7 is no longer supported by HP, and that support for ZCentral Remote Boost and ZCentral Connect V20 ends February 2023. 

Also note that starting in 2023, a ZCentral Remote Boost license will no longer be included with a Z by HP workstation purchase. All customers who initially adopted a ZCentral Remote Boost license during 2022 as included software with their workstation purchase will need to renew access in 2023 via the HP Anyware Professional subscription. If not renewed via the paid license model, ZCentral Remote Boost will stop working in January 2023 for these users. 

Migrating to HP Anyware will ensure that customers are using software that is the most up-to-date and is still supported by HP. If you have more questions about why you should migrate to HP Anyware, our product managers have answered several in this Q&A post 

How to migrate to HP Anyware

Your first step is to consult an HP Anyware Product Specialist to understand the technology and the future roadmap for the product. Schedule a consultation by filling out the ‘Connect with us’ form at hp.com/anyware. HP Anyware Specialists are open to taking your specific needs and your experience with ZCentral Remote Boost into account as we develop the Anyware software. 

You can then prepare to onboard your team onto the HP Anyware product suite by migrating onto the subscription license model, which also includes the latest support for ZCentral Remote Boost and ZCentral Connect.  

Once on the subscription, teams will have access to ZCentral Remote Boost V22 and can start familiarizing themselves with HP Anyware. This will make the transition to the next generation HP Anyware product easier.  

Begin migrating to HP Anyware today

HP Anyware is evolving with every product release to include more features, such as collaboration for multiple users with cursor and keyboard control, performance analytics and enhanced performance controls, as well as refined Linux support. Get regular HP Anyware product updates by signing up for our newsletter. 

Check out the Migration Guide for more information about migrating to HP Anyware from RGS 7 and ZCentral Remote Boost. 

 

HP Teradici

HP Teradici is the inventor of the PCoIP remote display protocol and develops the Engineering Emmy-Award-winning HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS) to deliver the best virtual and remote desktop experience in the world.