Thin Client solutions
Times are tough. Users are demanding anytime, anywhere access to data. And you need to keep your data secure. All while keeping costs down. Thin clients—the ideal solution for your operation if you’re concerned about the cost of PC replacement, data access and security. And keeping everyone happy with software support on all kinds of hardware.
With thin clients, you can keep secure data storage and applications on your server, so they’re easy to replace if they’re ever lost, stolen, or damaged. After all, thin clients have no hard drive. And that makes them the ideal solution for businesses that need help complying with laws like HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley. And security standards like those from Trusted Computing Group and NIST.
We’re control freaks, too. That’s why we keep management centralized at the server in the datacenter. That way, there are fewer points of failure and less susceptibility to viruses and malware. And thin clients are easy to deploy—out of the box in less than 10 minutes—with configuration that’s as real no-brainer. All it takes is a web browser or remote desktop software to connect thin clients to your server. And, whether you want simple single-application kiosks or a familiar Windows environment, it’s easy for you to customize client desktops for your users.
Greater security. Real reliability. Easy management. And longer lifespan. It adds up to a lower cost of ownership. In fact, a recent Gartner study measured thin client TCO annual savings as high as:
- 79% downtime cost-per-user
- 16% capital cost savings
- 34% less in maintenance
- 19% less to operate
- 48% overall lower TCO
Zero Client solutions
No matter how thin a client is, at minimum it requires an operating system, drivers, and endpoint management software. It means something has to be managed at both ends, the desktop client, and the DVM on the servers; as well as a management system to manage the O/S and drivers. In contrast the Pano Manager only brokers the Pano Device to DVM connection. Thin clients eliminate three of the biggest TCO advantages of desktop virtualization; having an IT Staff person physically travel to the endpoint to “fix” it, supporting the endpoint management tools, and loosing the opportunity to reduce end-user downtime.
On the other hand, a zero client is basically only a device that facilitates the connection of peripherals to the virtual machine residing on the server. There is no O/S, applications, data, CPU, memory, power supply, fan or other moving parts — NO endpoint management. This is why the TCO calculations for zero clients are better than for a thin client — no matter how thin it is.
Call Technologies For Tomorrow to discuss the advantages of a Zero Client implementation
- No O/S or endpoint management
- No CPU or memory
- No applications or data
- No moving parts
- Purpose built for desktop virtualization
PC over IP (PCOIP) solutions
PCoIP (PC-over-IP) technology is the result of a breakthrough in display compression for connecting desktops over existing, standard IP networks. PCoIP technology allows all enterprise desktops, from task workers to power users, to be centrally located and managed in the data center, while providing the remote user with an exceptional user experience. The PCoIP protocol compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the data center and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across any standard IP network to stateless PCoIP zero clients. Your data never leaves the data center. The PCoIP protocol is implemented in silicon for hardware accelerated performance, and in software in VMware View. It supports high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and HD media, multiple large displays, full USB peripheral connectivity, and high definition audio, all connected over the corporate LAN or WAN.
Technologies for Tomorrow is pleased to offer several PCoIP zero clients that are “true zero clients” providing the user with a small foot print design, low power consumption, centralized virus protection, OS versatility and full USB device support. Centralized computing is now a truly viable option for all user types, either locally via LAN or remotely via WAN. Host rendering preserves the PC environment so applications perform as they should.
- Allows desktops to be managed in the data center
- Full frame rate 3D graphics and HD media
- No application dependencies
- Low Maintenance
- Future Proof
- Cost savings