Give a workstation/Desktop WVD experience to your users with nComputing Thin Clients

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It's no secret that Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is the hottest new virtualization service that runs fully in Azure cloud. You can deploy any image but Windows 10 Multi-session is the biggest attraction. It needs very little in terms of configuration for the IT so they can be up and running in Minutes.

And once you have it setup, you can access your session on pretty much any device - there are native clients for all operating systems including the mobiles, and an HTML5 client to access your instance on any web browser.

So what is the point with a device like Ncomputing RX-RDP+ or RX420 RDP? Plenty. If you have a WVD virtual infrastructure or planning to have one, you have already decided on the hardest part - choosing your virtualization service. But choosing an access device is equally important too.

First - let's agree that most of your users need a desktop experience - they need a large screen, a mouse, and a tactile keyboard. While it's great to give the ability to login using a mobile device to your user for occasional use, you can't expect most of the workforce to work on the mobile device all the time. Desktops have been hailed time and again ( what was that about them going obsolete ? heard it so many times, but sales numbers and usage statistics show otherwise) as the workplace workhorses.

And it's this desktop experience that makes an end device like Ncomputing WVD Certified RX Clients, a desirable client access device.

Of course, you can always use a regular desktop computer ( running any OS and its native WVD Client) to access your WVD session, but then Ncomputing has a few advantages - its cheap, can be centrally managed, extremely secure, and gives an experience akin to having a full desktop with the full USB redirection. it's probably the easiest client device for IT to manage. It sounds intuitive to use a thin client or a zero client to access your virtual desktop because that's all you need

Consider this

  • Mobile access devices are great for occasional use but for long working hours, you always will need a workstation/desktop
  • Traditional workstations running on windows, to access WVD are difficult to manage, consume too much power, and expensive. The only advantage of using a workstation is if you are repurposing an old device, and don't care too much about power savings.
  • A Thin client device like Ncomputing RX-RDP+ or RX420RDP is based on Raspberry PI platform. They use very little power, are extremely secure, and can be centrally managed.

How this works is simple - add a keyboard, mouse, display, and an internet connection to your end device. Select from stand-alone applications or a full operating system and you have a fully functioning WVD Experience. The user won't know it's a session running in the cloud, it feels Local. You can remotely and centrally provision and maintain your client devices using NComputing PMC device management.

The whole premise of WVD is easy to deploy, centrally managed VMs that offer local Desktop experience, but you can't do it with WVD alone. Your Endpoint Device has to be equally smart, you can't rely on the mobile devices native clients and workstations are too difficult to manage centrally. Ncomputing RX-RDP+ and RX420RDP make a lot of sense as a client access device for WVD.

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