Whitepapers

Benefits and Savings from Using Thin Clients

This white paper describes the advantages of using thin clients as opposed to PCs (fat clients), and demonstrates how thin clients can produce significant cost savings, both initially and over time. A formula is explained that allows you to quickly calculate the savings you may be able to realize by switching to thin client computing.

Calculating the savings of thin client computing

To calculate your exact savings if you switch to thin clients, use the cost-savings calculator on this paper then read how the resulting figures have been calculated.

Calculating the savings using Linux

To calculate your savings if you switch to Linux, use the formula on this paper and read how these savings were calculated.

Private Cloud Computing Essentials

Cloud Computing has kicked off the next big wave in business computing. It is offering many benefits including business agility, security, scalability and reduced administration resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for any size and type of company. The recent innovations in mobile device and virtualization technologies, including today’s comprehensive wireless access to high-speed Internet, have all contributed to the acceleration of Cloud Computing.

Choosing Thin Client Devices, OS & Management Software

Cloud Computing has kicked off the next big wave in business computing. It is offering many benefits including business agility, security, scalability and reduced administration resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for any size and type of company. The recent innovations in mobile device and virtualization technologies, including today’s comprehensive wireless access to high-speed Internet, have all contributed to the acceleration of Cloud Computing.

Data security matters for everyone

Every day more than one Exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet  – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. Browsers, smartphones and applications have filled our private and professional life; a person has roughly 3,500 pieces of information captured by the Web per week and stored somewhere in the cloud. Internet giants such as Google and Facebook have business models underlined by the use of personal data, but most people would have trouble knowing who exactly has access to the data trail they are generating across the Internet.

Cloud Computing: Application Virtualisation and desktop delivery for the Education

When Compaq coined the term ‘cloud computing’, few thought that it would become a buzzword for several years. Today, cloud technology has revolutionized the IT industry that in turn changed the face of every sector, the education segment included. However, the education segment has been slower to enter this trend for various reasons. Recent developments in the education segment show that cloud transition is rapidly taking place. According to a recent infographic on eLearning statistics for 2014, the eLearning industry has a $56.2 billion market size and this value is expected to double by 2015. Out of 10 college students, at least 4 are pursuing one online course. By 2019, half of the educational institutions are expected to fully implement eLearning methods. Another infographic from Docebo shows that the eLearning market was $35.6 billion in 2011 and growing at a rate of 7.6% a year; the market for learning management systems (LMS) is worth $2.55 billion and attracting venture capital.

Xenapp Fundamentals EOL – Challenges & Opportunities

On March 26 2014, Citrix reviewed the lifecycle  for XenApp and Presentation Server, confirming that the end of extended support for Windows Server 2003 will be on July 14 2015. For businesses, the subsequent mandatory migration has the potential to cause a disruptive wholesale change in their IT environment. However, Citrix’s end-of-life announcement also gives companies the opportunity to re-evaluate their needs and investigate the options provided by other vendors. As businesses face this rapidly approaching deadline, planning a migration strategy is a high priority. 2X Software has supported many companies in the migration process from Citrix. 2X Remote Application Server (RAS) is easy to implement and provides enterprise scalability and integrates powerful universal printing & scanning functionality. 2X also supports all major hypervisors from Microsoft, VMware and  Citrix.

Application Virtualization – The Final Frontier of the Virtualization Paradigm

Application virtualization, the final frontier of the virtualization paradigm, isolates applications from the operating system to run on a client system without actually being installed on it. With a centralized management system and platform-independent environment, businesses can take advantage of this modern technology to securely process data. Virtual applications enable IT administrators to significantly reduce the cost and complexity associated with development, setup, configuration, deployment and maintenance of software applications. A virtual application is a virtual machine image pre-configured with files, registry data, settings, components, runtimes and other dependencies required for a specific application to execute immediately. 

Building PCI DSS Compliant Networks with 2X Remote Application Server

2X Remote Application Server allows administrators to build a secure private cloud where they can centralize all sensitive data, allow access through published applications and virtual desktops, and have a PCI DSS compliant network. Since all the data are centralized and accessed only via published resources on the 2X Remote Application Server, it is easier to manage, maintain and audit the network, and since only publishing data are exchanged between the user and the 2X Remote Application Server, the security of the network is drastically improved.