With cloud based apps gaining prominence within organizations around the globe, the world of desktop computing must react accordingly. Instead of using a traditional desktop computer, many businesses are implementing thin clients instead.
Samsung has capitalized on this trend by offering a new lineup of thin clients that are built using AMD’s System on Chip (SoC) technology. Samsung specifically mentions that the new TC222W and TC242W product lineups will contain AMD’s SoC technology, which further streamlines thin client architecture. Samsung says that the AMD SoC is built for low power consumption, while simultaneously providing high performance for the end user. Samsung notes that these lineups will begin to hit the market in the 3rd quarter of 2015.
“Samsung’s powerful Windows Thin Client Cloud displays combine professional, ergonomic design with advanced thin-client technology to drive better manageability, security and business efficiency through a dedicated Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI),” says Seog-Gi Kim, SVP of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Strengthened by our partnership with AMD, our all-in-one TC222W and TC242W cloud monitors reinforce our leadership in the thin-client industry,” adds Kim.
With the constant introduction of advanced cloud apps, thin clients are being used for more sophisticated tasks. This could include cloud apps that revolve around computer aided drafting (CAD) and other graphically intensive software. For businesses that are trying to save money by implementing desktop virtualization, thin clients provide a tremendous value.
Since the actual computing is done within virtualized desktop environment, the thin client simply serves as a method for the end user to interact with the hosted desktop applications. Organizations that have implemented platforms such as Citrix will be able to gain the most value from thin clients. SaaS apps that are accessed exclusively through the browser exclusively are perfect for thin clients.
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