The State of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Thin Clients in 2014

What is a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI, refers to the process of running a user desktop inside a virtual machine that lives on a server in the datacenter.

Is VDI the Silver Bullet? Maybe Not - But...

There are many use cases and industries that require a higher level of security and flexibility.

What situations apply?

Who's using it?

Medical

Education

Law

Customer Service

To Your Benefit

VDI will immediately improve the following areas of your business.

Security

Sensitive data will never reside on the device as it is hosted on servers or hosted data centers.

Hardware upgrades, security policies, application changes can all be made from the data center. Problems no longer need to be fixed by IT personnel & the mirrored desktop has a centralized and simplified backup.

Maintenance
Cost Savings

While the typical PC may consume 150 watts, thin clients consume an average of 8-20 watts. Licensing, purchasing, and IT support costs are lower.

Once the initial virtualized thin client is provisioned, IT can effortlessly and efficiently copy the template for new users. Thin clients are virtually preconfigured and operational in a matter of minutes.

Performance

Timing is Everything

We know that a rip and replace approach isn't always feasible. Here are some circumstances that lend themselves to VDI adoption.

  • Desktop Refresh

    Assess your entire Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve your user experience.

  • Infrastructure Refresh

    Take your time. This is your opportunity to future-proof.

  • Windows Server 2003 EoL

    Effectively migrate Windows server to an upgraded environment.

  • Acquisitions or Rapid Growth

    Quickly and easily deploy new desktops as you scale your business.

How Do We Get There?

This is the roadmap to a centralized, secure environment. Lay the foundation for innovative IT management now.

Bridging the Gap with Thin Clients

What is a Thin Client?

A thin client (sometimes also called a lean, zero or slim client) is a computer or a computer program that depends heavily on some other computer (its server) to fulfill its computational roles.

Types of Thin Clients

Select the thin client you wish to learn more about.

Flexible Thin Client

Mobile Thin Client

Zero Thin Client

All-In-One

Thin Client

Zero Client

Cloud Desktop

Cloud Connect

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Flexible, customized performance in a desktop Thin Client.

HP t620 Flexible Thin Client

Get a powerful and seamless desktop experience, enhanced security features, and premium client virtualization from the HP t620 Flexible Series Thin Client.

Quick Look - System Features

Operating system
Windows Embedded Standard 7E 32
HP ThinPro 32
HP Smart Zero Technology 32

Processors
AMD GX-217GA Dual-Core APU with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics (1.65 GHz)
AMD GX-415GA Quad-Core APU with AMD Radeon HD 8330E Graphics (1.5 GHz)1

Maximum Memory
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM2

End-user freedom. IT control.

HP mt41 Thin Client

Hit the road with reliable security and efficient manageability with the HP mt41 Mobile Thin Client. Connect wherever you have access to the cloud* with this thin, light and conveniently accessible mobile device. Rest easy with multiple security features and quick access to shared data, all within an enterprise-grade durable design.

Quick Look - System Features

Operating system
Windows Embedded Standard 7E 32

Processor
AMD Elite A4-5150M APU with Radeon HD 8350G Graphics (2.7 GHz, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)
AMD Elite A4-4300M APU with Radeon HD 7420G Graphics (2.5 GHz, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)1

Maximum Memory
8 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM2

Amazing processing power with the latest Teradici PCoIP technology.

HP t310 Zero Client

Tailor made for VMware environments, the HP t310 Zero Client delivers amazing processing power with the latest Teradici PCoIP technology. Gain a seamless desktop experience, even with extensive multimedia. Reduce costs and free up desk space, while increasing security.

Quick Look - System Features

Processors
TERA2321 PCoIP Zero Client

Maximum Memory
512 MB 1333 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

Flash memory
32 MB Flash

Saving energy has never been so fun.

HP t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client

Powered by one wire, our sleek, space-saving HP t410 AiO provides the performance of a PC on just 13 watts of power. Plus, the 3M Display Solution gives you a rich, high-density viewing on a bright 18.5” diagonal display. That’s innovation!

Quick Look - System Features

Operating system
HP Smart Zero Technology

Maximum Memory
1 GB DDR3-800 SDRAM

Flash memory
4 GB Flash

Strong. Compact. Affordable.

Wyse 5000 Series Thin Client

The Wyse 5000 series thin client is a highly efficient and powerful endpoint platform for Citrix®, Microsoft®, VMware®, and Wyse vWorkspace virtual desktop environments. It is available as a zero client, a diskless cloud desktop or a thin client with Windows Embedded Standard®, Wyse-enhanced enterprise Linux, or virus-immune Wyse ThinOS. With its extremely compact size and high performance, it’s a versatile virtual desktop endpoint or cloud desktop when used with Wyse WSM software.

Quick Look - System Features

Operating system
Windows Embedded Standard 7

Processor
AMD G-Series T48E Dual Core 1.4GHz

Memory
Standard: 16GB Flash / 2GB RAM DDR3-1066MHz

High quality computing, anywhere.

Dell Wyse P25/P45

For virtual desktop or blade PC environments, the Wyse® 5000 series P25 and 7000 series P45™ zero clients for VMware deliver workstation-level performance. These dedicated hardware PCoIP engines deliver the highest level of display performance available for advanced applications, including CAD, 3D solids modeling, video editing and more.

Quick Look - System Features

Processor
Teradici TERA2321 PCoIP

Memory
32MB Flash / 512MB RAM DDR3

Power
Worldwide auto-sensing 100–240 VAC, 50/60Hz power supply, Multifunction power button LED

High-performance multimedia.

Wyse 5000 Series Thin Client

The Wyse 5000 series thin client is a highly efficient and powerful endpoint platform for Citrix®, Microsoft®, VMware®, and Wyse vWorkspace virtual desktop environments. It is available as a zero client, a diskless cloud desktop or a thin client with Windows Embedded Standard®, Wyse-enhanced enterprise Linux, or virus-immune Wyse ThinOS. With its extremely compact size and high performance, it’s a versatile virtual desktop endpoint or cloud desktop when used with Wyse WSM software.

Quick Look - System Features

Operating system
Windows Embedded Standard 7

Processor
AMD G-Series T48E Dual Core 1.4GHz

Memory
Standard: 16GB Flash / 2GB RAM DDR3-1066MHz

Extreme mobile computing

Wyse Cloud Connect

Slightly larger than a USB memory stick, Cloud Connect is an ultra-compact multimedia-capable device. Simply plug it into any available HDMI / Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) port on a TV or monitor, connect with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse or tablet/smartphone using the Cloud Connect Controller app, and you’re off and running. Cloud Connect enables an HD-quality window to the cloud, great for meetings and presentations while on business travel, or for cruising the internet and checking email after a day of work.

Quick Look - System Features

Operating System
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean

Processor
Dual-core Cortex-A9 ARM System-on-Chip (SoC)

Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n dual band wireless (data)
Bluetooth v4 (Peripherals)

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