Enterprise Network Thin Clients
Enterprise Network Thin Client (ENTC) is a minimal, centrally managed hardware that has no hard drive. It is used as a personal computer replacement technology to aid customers in promptly accessing virtualized applications. They provide businesses with a way of creating a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).What are the benefits of using ENTC?
There are many benefits that come with ENTC for different enterprises. This IT infrastructure focuses on centralizing a business through virtual-desktop technologies. Benefits of doing this include:
- Simplified management: The centralization brought about by thin clients allows enterprises to upgrade their software and hardware components as well as make software changes in the data center. In addition, the IT personnel are not burdened with the need to go to the desktop location to fix individual problems as they are with the PCs. The less downtime brought about by ENTCs increases productivity among IT personnel and end users.
- Increased productivity: This technology allows for virtual pre-configuration of systems and operations in minutes. It enables flexibility and quickens setup without the need for specialized staff. In addition, one can access data and apps from virtually anywhere.
- Enhanced security: The security that comes with thin clients protects it from the introduction of viruses. Centralized processing makes it easier to monitor and manage the system. In addition, data cannot be saved to any other location another than the server. Consequently, it ensures data security, simplification of privacy, and protection of the intellectual property of the enterprise.
This involves separating the logical interface of the user's device from its physical location, allowing the user to access data from anywhere. One interacts with the virtual machine the same way they would with a physical desktop. It lets users remotely log in and have access to their desktop from any location.What are the different types of ENTC?
- Basic thin clients: These have a proprietary operating system that delivers server-based activities on a thin-client device. The server carries out all processing activities, including web browsing.
- Browser thin clients: Here, applications are processed in the web browser and a browser. It makes use of ordinary PCs that are connected to the internet. It features all competencies of a basic thin client but with more power and functionality.
- Flexible thin clients: This type runs on Windows XP Embedded OS. It has all features that come with the browser one but has the more local processing power.
An ENTC has the capability of running web browsers as well as desktop applications such as Citrix XenApp or Microsoft Terminal app, thus you are able to see the desktop environment or browser that you are used to.