The cost of a VDI desktop dropped again last week with the release of a new low-cost thin clients that increasingly blur the boundaries between the cost of physical and virtual desktops, creating new opportunities for growth in a market segment that is struggling to reach more than 5% of enterprise desktops. Continue reading Next Generation Thin Clients – Cheaper, Faster, Better
Dell continues its expansion into the cloud and virtual desktop market with the announcement on Monday that it has reached agreement with Wyse Technologies to acquire the company.
Dell has had a long partnership with Devon IT,the Dell OptiPlex FX 130 and FX 170 thin clients and the Dell FX100 Zero Client are OEM editions of the Devon IT TC2, TC5, and TC10. Dell also OEMs Devon IT’s VDI Blaster software thin-client and its Echo Management Console software. All of which are considered to be high quality products. So if Dell already has access to its own thin client products and management software why did it need a thin client vendor of its own, and why didn’t it pick Devon IT instead of Wyse. Continue reading Dell to expand cloud and thin client business through Wyse acquisition
For the majority of users, the traditional Enterprise Desktop PC can be said to be on borrowed time. Your own disk resource, dedicated CPU and memory – a boon when mainframe time was expensive and installations were few – has become a support imposition; costly to power, a target for thieves, and ultimately expensive to maintain. With marketing machines re-heralding the benefits of centralisation – be it Presentation or Desktop Virtualization – removing that Enterprise Desktop PC for a device with fewer components to fail, lower power consumption, longer refresh cycles indeed, a lower cost of ownership, appears to be a far more prudent use of refresh budgets. Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins When Deploying Thin Clients
You’ve considered consolidating servers. Your numbers look, or indeed are, very good. Virtual servers have already or will, reduce costs. Now, those vendors offering server virtualisation are offering hosted virtual desktops – as well. But is this not what Server Based Computing already gives you? Continue reading Is Presentation Virtualization Yesterday’s Technology?