Desktop virtualization opens up a new world of IT flexibility as far as businesses are concerned and thin client technologies play an important role in streamlining many of the associated processes.
Thanks in part to thin clients from Dell, managing desktop computers and the applications being used within an organization need no longer be the power-hungry, data intensive, costly and often time consuming processes they once were.
Thin Clients – the Advantages
Thin clients function as desktop appliances within the context of a virtualized IT set up. They are used to run a full range of applications and store data in the same way that traditional desktop computers have been doing for decades. The crucial difference, however, is that thin clients have no need for a hard drive or a fan-based cooling system since all the hard work is done elsewhere, in external cloud computing environments.
What this all means for businesses is that they can access the functionality of quality desktop computers without needing to support them all with expensive and complex IT infrastructures in-house.
Virtualized desktop set ups, enabled through thin clients technologies, are designed in part to maximize IT flexibility on the part of businesses and employers. Organizations of all sizes can, as a result of virtualization, scale up or rollback their IT activities on extremely short notice simply because their data usage is based on cloud computing rather than on-site infrastructure.
This kind of flexibility allows businesses to proactively take advantage of new data-based applications, deliver new services to end users and compete more effectively, all without the need for large scale IT infrastructure investments.
Given that operational enhancement is so often tied directly to greater IT and data-based capacities, thin clients and desktop virtualization is having a very significant impact on how thousands of companies look to progress their business. In short, cloud computing technologies are being integrated into operational procedures and providing a platform for operational dynamism in the process.
At the same time, IT departments and the associated infrastructures are being streamlined on the basis of greater flexibility and new technologies like thin clients from Dell. The particular benefits of accessing the cloud depends on the specifics of individual organisations but by unlocking the potential of virtualization, new capacities are being discovered and leveraged with affordable consistency.
As part of the Dell team, let me recommend further investigation into thin clients and virtualization technologies via our website at dell.com.
This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84