Old fashioned shootout between vendors in virtual desktops. Here the VMware View 4 takes the software side over Citrix, and for hardware the Panologic products come out on top over nComputing and Wyse.
December 2009 Archives
Was out researching 10000 RPM drive configs available from Dell & HP and couldn't help but notice that they now both offer 64GB Flash hard drives as an option to the standard SATA. $112 upgrade from now standard 250GB. Life goes on.
Well, not quite yet. But among corporate customers, the future is beginning to look very uncertain.
Very nice article in Forbes this month on Google and their strategy in the cloud. Has some nice background on Schmidt and his relationship over the years with Microsoft (or lack of). Nice article.
Data storage strategies -- This approach migrates not permanently used data policy based and transparent for users and applications from performance optimized first level to cost optimized second level storage.
Food Lion showcases first energy-efficient store in South Carolina. It doesn't call out any IT factors but still a good list.
Nice writeup on ZDnet blog on new announcements by HP in virtual desktop thinclient market.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) December 8, 2009 -- IGEL Technology, the world's third largest thin client vendor (2009 by revenue, IDC), today announced its thin client devices have been awarded Energy Star 5.0 certification for environmentally friendly computer equipment.
Tiny iteration of thin client designed for VMware server. Reviewed on vnunet
Munich, December 07, 2009 —
Fujitsu today announces its contribution to the largest thin client deployment worldwide: an IT service provider for Sparkassen, the Savings Banks Financial Group in Germany, has deployed over 100,000 thin clients, of which Fujitsu has supplied a considerable share of more than 40,000 units.
IGEL’s Linux firmware now supports popular touchscreen monitors, including the LG L1730SF Monitor and the ELO 1915L LCD Desktop Touchmonitor.
New configurations of the 57xx thin clients offered by HP which come with 80% reduction in energy use. Running N280 Atom and GL40 chipset from Intel. Eight USB and one PCI slot. From $199 up to $499.
Nice opinion piece on how Chrome OS can play out in the down-with or up-with Microsoft (depending on pov). How ThinOS and Cloud, VNC/RDP technology keeps approaching (and ROI for).
Turns out thin clients are on the official hardware list for Chromium from Google.