Wyse with VDI
Posted by martijnl on March 29, 2007
Today we had a quick demo of a Wyse thin client to use with our VDI setup. While we will not be using this for the India development case new opportunities are opening up because of the fact we have a VDI farm in house.
One scenario we are thinking about is the improvement of our computer based training classrooms. Being a System Integrator doing a lot of your own training of your engineers, consultants and developers saves a lot of money on external training costs but it also brings some challenges on the refreshing of the software used in the courses on the training desktops. Currently we use a mixture of technologies with VMWare Player, installations by hand or plain copying. While this works reasonably well there is always room for improvement.
The demo worked rather flawlessly with a demo S10 unit. It was so straight forward that we only needed to fill in the name of the Broker service (Leostream’s Connection Broker in our case) and the thin client unit automagically picked up the connection and we were signed into our demo VD within seconds. Very impressive indeed.
While there are downsides to using thin clients with regards to user experience (currently users have quite a bit of freedom on their desktop) it is certainly something we will be looking in to in the future.