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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