2X, a developer of software for the server-based computing market, has published a guide demonstrating how to implement desktop virtualisation at no extra cost.
Using VMware server and its own ThinClientServer solution, 2X says that companies can convert existing desktops to thin clients and have them connect to a virtual machine on one, or more, central VMware servers.
The 2X ThinClientServer PXES edition and VMware serve are available at no cost. The virtual desktop runs Windows XP and can use the same licence as the companies who use it already. “We believe that centrally managed virtual desktops, published to thin clients, are the future. They are the most efficient way to trim IT costs by reducing the time spent managing and securing desktop PCs," comments Nikolaos Makris, 2X’s president.
2X says that thin -client computing controls spiralling PC management costs, centralises application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely.
The guide on desktop virtualisation and how to achieve it using 2X ThinClientSever and VMware server is available for download at: http://www.2x.com/virtualdesktop/.