From video conferencing knockouts to data protection tools, intriguing new products are on tap at Interop Las Vegas 2013. Take a closer look.
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Interop will be the official launching platform for Xpress Send. The company, which will run live demos at the show, offers cloud computing, enterprise applications and IT management. Its new product, Xpress Send, is a deployment system that lets system admins make global changes to their servers and workstations from a Web console. Xpress Send lets users install software, remove software, install updates, reboot systems, inventory computers and tackle data migrations, among other features. The software can be deployed directly into your virtual server environment as an appliance, or you can utilize the Xpress Send Cloud servers.
Xpress Send Hosted (or XS Hosted) is preconfigured for your environment and provided to you ready to go. Meanwhile, XS Cloud involves no server configuration and needs only a client installed on your workstations. The company uses open source operating systems and software to support Xpress Send's backend and, as a result, can deliver the goods more affordably than its competitors.
As for specific pricing, XS Hosted Virtual Appliance costs $495, with license fees starting at $20 for one year. XS Cloud comes with an initial setup fee of $75 and a one-year license fee of $32, and prices go up from there. Bonus: The company says it will offer a 35% discount on appliances and a 10% discount on licensing to folks who register at Interop.