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January 26, 2017

Why Thin Client Technology is Essential for VDI

Why Thin Client Technology is Essential for VDI

Has this happened to you? As an IT professional, you’re settling in for your day, ready to tackle your planned work and the next thing you know you’ve spent over two hours saving a coworker’s desktop PC from the effects of a computer virus. Or, you were asked at the last minute to install urgently needed software/updates for a manager and his/her department members, and suddenly your day has surprisingly ended.

Thin Client Technology for Your VDI POC

Like many, if you are planning a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment Point of Concept (POC), here’s why considering Thin Client Technology is essential…

IT days can be long and difficult if you’re stuck with, or maybe just still opting for, an energy-hungry, time-consuming, budget-depleting PC "Fat Client" environment. You are going to be left with big power-consumption, more IT staff working more hours, and loss of money. Planning a POC to move from a local to a virtual VDI environment with Thin Client Technology is essential to energy savings, cost savings, and performance.

Thin Client Technology End Users Aren’t Risky Business

Is there such a thing as a "safe workspace" for end users? Thin Client Technology in a VDI environment will help to get you as close as possible to one. Thin and Zero Clients’ software, in addition to their data, is stored on a server as no local storage is involved like traditional Fat PCs. With no direct access to an endpoint operating system (no OS), end users are more protected from viruses and hacks that can occur with infected desktop downloading, unsuspecting threats, misguided confidential file copies/transfers, and related scenarios. In general, the safest possible environment is created, as “everything” is stored on the server.

Thin Client Technology is an Investment in Saving Money

Spend a little now; save much more later. You really can’t be managing an IT department, company, or any computer environment (private or public) for that matter, without looking at VDI as an option. It just doesn’t make sense for any IT environment to be overspending on tech support, energy bills, licensing costs, operating expenses, etc…when Thin and Zero Client Technology/VDI environments are attainable. With the right planning and budgeting, your VDI POC is but a mere investment of long-term savings, management, and security of your organization’s information, applications, and more.

Thin Client Technology Allows IT to Work at Peak Performance

Now, what about those stressful days we started off with…what if you, your department, and your organization had less virus infections or hack attacks to contend with? What if you could deploy software and updates without being at the end user’s desktop location? What if you could problem-solve IT issues off-site? What if you could do this all from one centralized location with management software? A Thin Client Technology VDI environment gives you all of this centralized management and monitoring, allowing for less man power and hours, improved productivity…enabling IT to work at its peak performance.

Why Thin Clients & Zero Clients are an Obvious Option

Thin and Zero Clients can assist with all of the above and more. Specifically, 10ZiG Thin and Zero Clients offer a low-cost, locked-down device that save energy, IT resources, and include Centralized Management for easy deployment. On top of that, they are small form factor, solid-state hardware, and include a 3-year Advanced Replacement Warranty. 10ZiG Clients work hand-in-hand with your VDI POC and share a lot of ROI benefits…justifying and extending your IT investments.

Not Quite Ready to for Thin Client Technology?

Think About Repurposing Your PCs

If Thin and Zero Clients are not an immediate requirement, due to current budget constraints and/or hardware refresh time frames, yet you do understand the value of such a VDI POC move…then consider a PC Repurposing tool. This allows the software/management benefits that come along with a Thin/Zero environment, until it you can proceed and properly replace hardware.