Why Virtual Computers Are Safe and Cost Effective For Growing Businesses

I love sitting in my office lobby (some might call it a living room) as I access the computer in my main office computer (some might call it a bedroom). What’s nice about this setup is I can quickly shut off the “office lobby” computer without losing any work and start working on the main office computer right where I left off. I love it.

Imagine that you’re a business with 5 computer, 10 or 50 computers – computer desktop virtualization works even better. Instead of managing individual computers, your employees (and anyone else) can access one central server which renders (displays) their desktop, just as they would see it on their own computer – this is the power of virtualization. The ability to have a computer experience (Windows and all) but served from a central server.

With virtualization the client (meaning your own computer) is not so important – no data is stored there, no programs run from there. In fact, what’s nice is that you can even use older computers as the processing power happens on another computer and all that the computer you are using does is display an image on a monitor.

There are many vendors selling virtualization solutions include Vmware, Dell and Citrix. NComputing recently published software, vSpace client for Windows that lets any Windows computer access a virtualized nComputing server. Instead of throwing out old computers because they are slow or out of date and won’t run Windows or Windows programs properly, you can “go green” (whether you want to just be PC or save money or both) and get more life out of legacy technology.

NComputing’s software transforms PCs, laptops, netbooks and tablets into high performance virtual clients, delivering secure anytime anywhere access to corporate desktops or selected applications running on a central host.

vSpace Client for Windows leverages the vSpace Server software to scale to 100 users sessions on a single host PC or server. IT departments (or those busy tech folks in small businesses) can now more easily support mobility, BYOD (bring your own device), remote access and Windows
7 migration – with far fewer resources and leveraging existing and legacy computing equipment.

For those of you who are expanding REALLY fast, you might want to skip the computers all together and use an appliance that connects a keyboard, mouse and monitor to a virtual server.

 

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  • http://irsmartt.com/ IR Smartt

    “what’s nice is that you can even use older computers as the processing power happens on another computer” – I don’t think enough people take heed of this. We work with stack of people who use older computers and web apps generally save us tonnes of time in dealing with them.

    • http://Smallbiztechnology.com Ramon Ray

      Thanks for contributing – yep virtualization is mint! :)