No one will truly know if the benefits of switching to a virtual desktop environment are showing until certain requirements have been met. One of the requirements will be if the users are satisfied with the end results. Another requirement that needs to be met is how well the system’s overall performance is. If the system has an improvement in its performance.
One of the things to consider when trying to find the right virtual desktop solution is how to get the best experience out of it. The costs and time has to be kept to a minimum as well, but the users can still get the best overall experience. One of the driving forces to this decision depends on what kind of hardware will be used by the virtual desktop. There are a wide range of options, but the most cost effective and easiest option is the zero client desktop.
Zero clients are small computing terminal devices. Zero clients, although designed for VDI, have a number of different characteristics. When deciding on a zero client over a thin client, it should have nothing to do with which connection is the best. What it should pertain to is if the requirements are being filled, and if the needs are being met. When you have an understanding of all of the options your VDI has, you will understand the decision making process.
Benefits Of Zero Client
- Better security because the data and software is stored in the cloud.
- Very little, if any, hardware issues.
- Very low power usage. The energy levels are reduced on the side of the client.
- Cost-effective, because they cost less than PCs and thin clients.
A zero client does not need any type of configuration. Zero clients also do not have anything stored on them. The deployment time of zero clients can be low when everything in the environment is set up properly. A good thing about the set up is that it will not require much to set it up. A zero client does not require a high number of maintenance, and it is very rare for a zero client device to need an update. Zero clients can process information, such as graphical information, in a quick and cost effective manner.
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