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Why I.R.I.S. ICT?
As a Premier IBM Business Partner, I.R.I.S. ICT can provide you with a first class service for all your virtualization, implementation and IT-management projects.
Supported by years of experience with the leading server-, storage- and networkproducts of todays world market, I.R.I.S. ICT has never forgotten that innovation is at least as important as knowledge and service.
That is why we have engineers that can combine their huge amount of experience with a great knowledge of today's latest products and technologies, and not only when it comes to hardware.
This is why you can be sure that you have reached tomorrow earlier than your competitors.
-I.R.I.S. ICT, your ICT-partner.
Wyse is the worldwide leader in this space, offering thin and zero clients before anyone else. Wyse software makes it easy to provision, manage, accelerate or optimize the user experience, and even service a thin or zero client from one central location. After all, it's much easier and more cost-effective to manage several servers than thousands of individual desktop PCs. And with no moving parts, Wyse thin and zero clients deliver greater reliability, availability, and lower cost of ownership than other solutions.
What are thin and zero clients?
In a classic client-server environment, the computer an end user is using is mostly a standard one, built to run every application locally. This is called a fat or thick client. In a virtual desktop environment however, the goal is to take as many tasks away from that local computer, and move it to a server. In this case, a fat client is not a very intersting concept anymore and so the thin client was born.
A thin client is a small, energy efficient and less powerfull computer that is built to run in a virtual desktop environment. The thin client only runs a very small and light operating system, sometimes even a 'bare metal' hypervisor.
The next step is called the zero client. A zero client exists out of no more then a keyboard, a mouse and a screen. In this case the local 'client' does not even run a bare metal operating system, there is just a login screen.
Thin Computing replaces the PC with a thin client or zero client, making it easier for IT to manage user desktops by moving their complexity to the cloud, or a datacenter using desktop virtualization. Analysts agree that this approach improves the reliability and security of information, dramatically lowers IT costs, reduces energy consumption, and is far better for the environment. Yet Thin Computing still provides the access to applications and data that people need in order to move the business forward. All while improving on the security, reliability, and availability of PCs.
People often make the mistake of thinking that Thin Computing is just another name for thin-client computing. Actually, Thin Computing includes hardware services and software that work with thin clients, zero clients, and PCs, as well as wireless devices and other systems. It gives everybody in the organization secure access to the information and the applications they need, without requiring the desktop systems to store them.
Why thin or zero clients?
Today, as much as 80 percent of IT's budget is allocated to maintenance, making it very hard for any IT organization to add value to the business. Chief Information Officers have seen their titles evolve to Chief Infrastructure Officer, as they are totally consumed by the need to avoid regulatory problems and keep things running at the same time. Thin Computing not only reduces the cost to deliver desktop computing by as much as 40 percent or more, it also frees IT staff time to focus on more strategic initiatives.
Additionally, the increased availability of high-bandwidth network connections and the sophistication of datacenter architectures based on Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware technologies and products allow Thin Computing solutions to run at desktop speeds, and display rich multimedia like never before. This makes it easier and more acceptable for business professionals to use thin clients in mission-critical applications.
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