What Server and Desktop Virtualization Can Do For You…Simplified
In college studying to become an information technology systems analyst, my professor explained on the first day, “In order to be a good systems analyst you have to be able to translate tech talk into something the rest of the world understands.”
I know that most of you are not interested in how server virtualization works (and if you are here’s a great page on VMware.com), but you do want to know a little more about it to see if it may be a viable solution for your business.
Each one of these systems are completely independent of each other even though they reside within the same computer, and you can choose how much memory and processing power is allocated to each system. This is a great feature because some systems, after monitoring their usage, will need more or less resources allocated to them and can be easily adjusted with just a few simple commands.
|HP Thin Clients for Desktop Virtualization|
Desktop virtualization replaces personal computers with new devices called Thin Clients. Together with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) they are the chocolate and peanut butter of virtualization. Thin Clients are cheaper, faster, and have a much longer life than a desktop computer since it essentially has no moving parts.
The Thin Client acts a gateway to your virtual terminal server, and has many of the typical ports that you see in a desktop computer including USB. Using a virtual software such as Citrix, all your typical desktop applications can be used.