What is thin client?
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What is thin client?
A thin client is a lightweight computer that has been optimized for establishing a remote connection with a server-based computing environment.
The server does most of the work, which can include launching software programs, crunching numbers, and storing data.
This contrast with a fat client or a conventional personal computer; the former is also intended for working in a client–server model but has significant local processing power, while the latter aims to perform its function mostly locally.
A thin client is a stateless, fanless desktop terminal that has no hard drive. All features typically found on the desktop PC, including applications, sensitive data, memory, etc., are stored back in the data center when using a thin client.
A thin client running Remote Desktop Protocols (RDP), like Citrix ICA and Windows Terminal Services,
and/or virtualization software, accesses hard drives in the data center stored on servers, blades, etc.
Thin clients, software services, and backend hardware make up thin client computing, a virtual desktop computing model.
Thin clients are used as a PC replacement technology to help customers immediately access any virtual desktop or virtualized application.
Thin clients provide businesses a cost-effective way to create a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Thin clients are utilized in various industries and enterprises worldwide that all have different requirements but share common goals.
The cost, security, manageability, and scalability benefits of thin clients are all reasons that IT personnel are exploring –and switching– to thin clients.
Benefits of thin client computing:
Cost Savings--Thin Clients Reduce Multiple Costs:
IT support costs
Upfront purchasing costs
Use of space in data center
Total administration and operating cost reduction up to 70%
Reduces Energy Bill by 97%
Thin clients consume an average of 8-20 watts compared to a 150 watt PC
This reduces carbon footprint
Cost savings from electricity can be reinvested
The Benefits of Thin Client Management are:
All software and hardware upgrades, security policies, application changes, etc. can be made in the data center
IT personnel are not required (as they are with PCs) to fix individual problems at the end user desktop location
Less downtime, increasing productivity amongst End Users and IT personnel
Centralized and simplified back up of desktops, laptops, and other client access devices
The Benefits of Thin Client Security Include:
Thin clients are protected from the use of unauthorized software or the introduction of viruses
Data cannot be copied to a disk or saved to any other location than the server
Centralized processing makes it easy to manage and monitor the system
Simplify security, protect intellectual property, ensure data privacy
Systems can be Virtually Preconfigured, Packaged and Put into Operation in Minutes
Quickens setup and enables flexibility, without needing a specialist staff
Productivity can increase, while standard PCs have long repair times that cause delays and higher costs
Access the same apps and data from virtually anywhere
What is zero client?
Zero client, also known as ultrathin client, is a server-based computing model in which the end user's computing device has no local storage. A zero client can be contrasted with a thin client, which retains the operating system and each device's specific configuration settings in flash memory.
Just like a thin client, a zero client is a lightweight, fanless computer that doesn’t have a hard drive,
but connects to a server to perform its computing. Both zero clients and thin clients access hard drives in the data center by running Remote Desktop
Protocols (RDP), like Citrix XenDesktop or Citrix Secure Access Gateway which allow virtualized Windows desktops and applications to be
delivered as on-demand services.
A typical zero client product is a small box that serves to connect a keyboard, mouse, monitor and Ethernet connection to a remote server. The server, which hosts the client's operating system (OS) and software applications, can be accessed wirelessly or with cable. Zero clients are often used in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.
Benefits of zero client computing:
Power usage can be as low as 1/50th of fat client requirements.
Devices are much less expensive than PCs or thin clients.
Efficient and secure means of delivering applications to end users.
No software at the client means that there is no vulnerability to malware.
In a VDI environment, administrators can reduce the number of physical PCs or blades and run multiple virtual PCs on server class hardware.
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