Microsoft Citrix Partnership July 2020 From the Verge July 2020 — Microsoft and Citrix have been working together closely for decades, but that partnership is going a step further today. Microsoft is partnering with Citrix to use the company’s Citrix Workspace portal as its “preferred digital workspace solution,” and Citrix is using Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud… Read More »
Thin Client – Convert Home PC or Laptop to Secure Corporate Endpoint VXL is helping organisations shift rapidly to homeworking, by offering a low-cost, 6-month licence for software which easily converts current desktops and laptops – including home PCs – into secure corporate endpoints. VXL Software offers 6-month licences to help organisations pivot easily to homeworking VXL is… Read More »
Excerpt From CRN Thin Client News – IGEL Founding Father Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity focused on how the world is going to consume applications and Windows desktops,’ says new IGEL CEO Jed Ayres. ‘It’s a Cinderella moment in my career. It’s a great honor, but it’s also a huge… Read More »
IGEL today announced that Falkirk Council has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to provide workplace flexibility and mobility for over 2,000 staff and to enable it to assess and rationalise its whole office estate to make better use of its building assets. Falkirk Council Introduces VDI and IGEL to Deliver Workplace Flexibility and Mobility for Over 2,000 Staff …£250,000 per annum… Read More »
Full article on eWeek Despite the popularity and longevity of Citrix, the application can be very challenging to troubleshoot because the environment can be complex. As an example, a WOW is typically connected over Wi-Fi, and when Citrix isn’t working, it’s difficult to distinguish between network and application issues. Once a problem been identified, how does one then… Read More »
IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control solutions for the secure enterprise, today launched the IGEL Workspace Edition. Powered by the IGEL OS 11 operating system, the IGEL Workspace Edition demonstrates, once again, that IGEL is leading the industry in its software-first approach and ability to standardise, manage and secure any complex end user computing… Read More »
From TechTarget — Read full article In the past, Linux thin clients had too many shortcomings to be a realistic option for users to access their virtual applications and desktops from, but times have changed. Older Linux thin clients were cheap devices that really only worked for the simplest of tasks and couldn’t support many peripheral devices. Graphical performance was low… Read More »
IGEL recognised as fastest growing thin client provider in U.S. Leading Analyst Firm Reports on IGEL’s Rising Thin Client Hardware Market Position and Innovative Software Differentiation Reading, UK, May 8, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has risen, in terms of market share, to the third-largest thin client provider… Read More »
New Intel Celeron Dual Core processor, 4K UHD video resolution, DisplayPort support and 5 USB ports. Trento, April 10, 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations, renews the Neutrino family with the new N91xx model. As with the previous N90xx model, the new… Read More »
The new device is the first in the Praim range to support up to 3 monitors. It offers high definition content, with resolutions up to 4K UHD and the option Power over Ethernet. Trento, April 11, 2018 – Praim, a leading provider of systems for the creation and management of thin & zero client software and hardware workstations,… Read More »
A new desktop thin client and two new notebook thin clients from Fujitsu offer compact computing for businesses who use a centralized access server to protect company data and improve security. These thin clients run low-powered hardware but offer fast networking connections. The operating systems supported are eLux RP6 or Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
The notebook-based FUTRO MA576 and MU937 are expected to release around the end of April in Japan at retail prices of JP¥99,500 (US$930) and JP¥158,900 (US$1480) respectively. The desktop-based FUTRO S740 should release in late May at an MSRP of JP¥59,600 (US$555). While this initial release is for Japan only, Fujitsu devices often make it to Europe not long afterward and some models have started appearing in the United States now too.
Enterprises leveraging the IGEL UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket to convert existing x86-based PCs, laptops, tablets and third-party thin clients into IGEL OS-powered endpoints now benefit from enhanced security capabilities
UEFI Secure Boot validated UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket solutions are available now, and are distinguished by a visual cue in the form of a lock icon that appears on the system’s boot splash providing an assurance that the endpoint is activated with UEFI Secure Boot.
Summary: The Lincoln College Group has switched its aging desktop PCs and laptops for IGEL thin client devices to transform the student computing experience, improve security and slash management time and costs. Lincoln College Group converts to IGEL to transform student computing experience Reading, UK. March 28th, 2018 – The Lincoln College Group has switched its aging desktop PCs… Read More »
IGEL wins Digitalisation Innovation of the Year for UD Pocket at SVC Awards UD Pocket provides mobile workers with access to their desktop from any device. Reading, UK. November 30th, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, has won the Digitalisation Innovation of the Year award for its UD Pocket micro thin client solution… Read More »
IGEL’s DISRUPT forum brings together technology thought leaders to address the latest challenges in End User Computing Register to see the latest End User Computing innovations, hear from industry experts and leading solutions providers or attend technical boot camps Reading, UK. November 27th, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced plans for… Read More »
For the first time, IT organisations can now convert most 64-bit, x86-based Apple Mac computers into an IGEL OS-powered endpoint via the micro thin client solution Reading, UK. Aug. 30, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it is extending the capabilities of the IGEL UD Pocket™, and for the… Read More »
10ZiG Technology® is primed to reveal its new 5900q Thin Client & Zero Client Series with exceptional 3-monitor 4KUHD support, innovative touch technology, and PoE option at VMworld Las Vegas 2017. New 10ZiG Quad Core 4K Thin Client & Zero Client Series Featuring 3-Monitor Support, Touch Technology, and PoE Option to Debut at VMworld Las Vegas 2017 Enterprising… Read More »
10ZiG, a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client VDI Technology proudly announces the launch of its entirely redesigned, user-friendly, fully featured website. Leicester, UK – 10ZiG, a world-market leader in Thin & Zero Client VDI Technology proudly announces the launch of its entirely redesigned, user-friendly, fully featured website, www.10ZiG.com. The new website launch is the final phase… Read More »
IGEL’s new UD Pocket, a micro Universal Desktop Thin Client on a USB 3.0 thumb drive, allows you to turn a PC, laptop or any compatible x86, 64-bit
VXL Fusion EMM combines mobile and fixed device management Leading software developer VXL Software has launched the latest version of its device- management suite, Fusion EMM, which can now manage not only mobile devices but also desktop and laptop PCs, servers and network-connected devices. VXL Software has released the latest version of its market-leading device-management suite, Fusion EMM.… Read More »
Ideal for VDI environments, the IGEL UD Pocket features a dual-boot system that turns compatible USB-bootable form factors into an IGEL Linux 10-powered endpoint, without overwriting the local OS Reading, Dec. 6, 2016 – IGEL Technology, a world leader in the delivery of powerful endpoint management software, IGEL™ Linux-powered thin clients, zero clients and all-in-one thin client solutions,… Read More »
Delivering New Performance, Security and Device Compatibility, IGEL Linux 10 is Available as a “Sneak Preview” through Nov. 30, 2016 Reading UK. Nov. 2, 2016 – IGEL, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, IGEL™ Linux-powered thin clients, zero clients and all-in-one thin client solutions, today announced availability of a preview release of the… Read More »
Manchester, United Kingdom – Leading developer of software and hardware solutions, VXL, today announces the release of its new Fusion EMM agent update that supports the latest Android Nougat (7.0) operating system. Ensuring all Android mobile devices are optimized for both work and personal use, this new Google release comes with some notable updates to the operating system… Read More »
VXL Software’s Fusion EMM to cut the cost of mobility management Manchester, United Kingdom Leading developer of software and hardware solutions, VXL, has today released Fusion EMM (enterprise mobility management), the company’s latest product – offering mobile device management for Android and iOS devices. Android- and iOS-based devices comprise just over 99% of the world market for smartphones,… Read More »
Old models of computing always tend to linger too long, but client-server was based on a fallacy — and needs to go away sooner rather than later
I write this week from IBM’s Insight conference in Las Vegas. A former InfoWorld editor in chief, Stewart Alsop, predicted that the last mainframe would be unplugged in 1996. This week I’ll attend a session where IBM runs Apache Spark on a mainframe, even as the mighty beast’s luster finally fades.
InfoWorld Mobile Security Deep DiveMobile security: The InfoWorld Deep DiveThis guide, available in both PDF and ePub editions, explains the security capabilities inherent toREAD NOWI’m going to the Spark-on-the-mainframe session for the lolz. IBM loves its mainframes because they sustain one of the few noncompetitive hardware businesses in existence, where IBM can make nearly a 50 percent margin.
The mainframe business is also one of the only legitimate areas of computing where you’ll see ©1980 on the startup screen. Client-server computing does not depend on specific hardware. Instead, it’s simply a computing model that has evolved under various hardware and network constraints.
I’m sure we — that is, me and the LinkedIn or Twitter spheres — can quibble over the definition of client-server versus the model I’ll call “purely distributed.” So allow me to define client-server as one or more clients connected to a server listening on a pool or set of sockets that mainly scales vertically and usually has a central data store. This is the model of the LAN.
I’ll define the distributed model as N-clients or peers connected to a mesh of N servers that mainly scale horizontally and use a data store or stores that also shard and distribute processing. This model is built to tolerate failure and demand spikes, enabling you to add more nodes (often linearly) and relocate infrastructure at will. This is the model of the cloud.
The power of this more distributed model goes beyond purely scaling up to include scaling down. This is important because of one of the implied fallacies of client-server was that workloads are predictable.
From the start this has failed to be true. In the distant past, I’ve administered systems that were rendered useless for all other purposes during EoM reporting, then saw only light use throughout the rest of the month. Ironically, this same fallacy is also why mainframe TPC studies are nonsense. Remember when Slashdot was your browser home page and mere mention of your site caused an outage due to a spike in traffic called the Slashdot effect?
The whole Internet is like that now.
Have you ever tried to set up a test database for a large, existing, Oracle-based project? You need to be able to scale up for unpredictable Internet-age data traffic and usage patterns, but you need to scale down to conserve resources (read: massive Amazon bill) and adapt nimbly (not to mention to test the project on your laptop).
Workloads keep getting more unpredictable and in many cases more voluminous. Moreover, our expectations have increased. Waiting isn’t really acceptable, and outages in the age of Google are considered major professional failures. Competition in many areas is fierce and global, while regulations have more bite (at least until President Trump takes office).
Our client-server systems won’t scale to real-time demands. They are not resilient and, in many cases, cloud-ready. Meanwhile, it has become much, much easier to write distributed systems. It takes no time to deploy a few MongoDB instances compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. Spark has a supersimple API. NodeJS lends itself nicely to writing event-driven resilient distributed systems; plus, they’re all easier to use than their predecessors.
Naysayers will point out that these new technologies have relatively small market penetration, but in truth, it’s growing. Some say a technology dies when its developers retire. You may have to pry Oracle out of those PL/SQL developers’ cold dead hands, but it will happen. Today, millennials tend to feel more comfortable with MongoDB than even MySQL.
The client-server era will die in the cloud. In 20 years, as I start to eye retirement, no new client server systems will be put into place for normal business use outside of very specialized areas. The new stuff is simply too much better. It doesn’t require a specific deployment model, it’s easier and cheaper, and it fits the expectations and use cases of the modem business world.
Will the last client-server system be unplugged in 20 years? No — some sectors of business aren’t growing very fast, are protected from competition, or aren’t facing new regulations, nor do they need to write or buy much new software. They’ll run what they have until the cows come home.
However, we as an industry don’t care too much about them because they don’t pay our bills. Instead, we hope they all get Ubered.
Press Release – VXL Thin Client Solution for QSRs Manchester, UK – VXL Instruments, worldwide leader in cloud-computing technologies and manufacturer of world-class thin-client devices, announces that, by sales, it is now the market leader in the QSR (Quick-Service Restaurant) sector/market. Established for over 35 years, VXL is a leading computing-solutions provider to the QSR industry. VXL provides… Read More »
Developed and designed exclusively in-house, VXL’s new, industry- leading Gio 6 Linux operating system features a new look, user-friendly design together with greater flexibility, connectivity, security and multimedia capabilities. Ideal for mainstream SMB and enterprise use, VXL’s quick boot Gio 6 is one of our most reliable and robust embedded Linux operating systems to date and is based… Read More »
10ZiG offer Buyback Incentive to all Tera1 users looking to upgrade to Tera2. Leicester, UK – 10ZiG Technology today announced that its Board of Directors have approved a buyback program for existing Tera1 PCoIP Zero Client users when upgrading to 10ZiG Tera2 hardware. 10ZiG have opened this offer to their existing Tera1 customer base and ALL worldwide Tera1… Read More »
Thanks to the upcoming firmware updates for IGEL Linux users can now easier and faster access to Linux-based thin clients using RFID. The employee authenticates once and may his session (Citrix XenApp and Microsoft RDS) during the day on any other thin client in the corporate network to retrieve by presenting the RFID card – simple, quickly and… Read More »
10ZiG Technology Announces 63.2% Year-Over-Year Growth in Sales for 2014 Leicester, UK – UK based dedicated Thin and Zero Client manufacturer 10ZiG Technology Ltd have seen a 63.2% increase in year-over-year sales in 2014. The 10ZiG European Head Office has just experienced its busiest and most successful year in its 12 year history after expanding its presence across… Read More »