When Companies reach the determination to build a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), there comes the question, “thin clients or zero clients?” Thin Clients and Zero Clients are both small form factor, solid state computing terminal devices, specifically designed for VDI, but they have many dissimilar characteristics as well.
With thin clients, virtual desktops are hosted in the data center and the thin client simply serves as a terminal to the back-end server. Thin clients are generally easy to install, make application access simple, improve security and reduce hardware needs.
Thin Client devices for VDI are traditionally end-point devices with their own native operating systems, usually offering a version of Windows Embedded Standard (WES) or a Linux based operating system such as DeTOS
Thin clients utilize connection protocols such as Citrix ICA or Microsoft RDP in order to remotely access a desktop that is being hosted on a Virtual Machine stored on a server. They often include a local browser, as well.
Zero clients often require less setup than a thin client.
zero clients are not as flexible and often require that the administrators choose one protocol or another for the device to utilize While a user may only need to enter their credentials to access their desktop sessions, the options for what they can do is more limited.
Again, to host virtual desktops, you have a lot of choices: Dell Wyse thin clients, zero clients and not to mention tablets and mobile devices as we continue to advance in today’s mobile and BYOD era. The first step on deciding between thin and zero clients really rests within the requirements of your network and the connection you prefer with your end uses.
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