VXL, a leader in both thin client hardware and endpoint management and digital signage software solutions, launches its new CloudDesktop On the Go, a flexible and cost-effective thin client on a USB stick, that repurposes compatible PCs into fully operational Linux thin clients.
CloudDesktop On the Go allows businesses to extend the life of ageing PC hardware by using it to access server-hosted computing sessions or virtual desktop infrastructure. Users simply plug CloudDesktop On the Go into a PC and boot from it. The VXL Gio Linux firmware is instantly useable without overwriting the local OS and the converted PC can be managed as thin client.
Frank Noon, VP Worldwide Sales commented, “CloudDesktop On the Go, is perfect for businesses that want to provide remote and mobile workers with simple and secure access to their VDI environments, giving them freedom to operate while protecting networks and sensitive data”. “And, because CloudDesktop On the Go is a no-nonsense out of the box solution, companies can quickly scale up deployments, while also lower their PC replacement costs” he added.
CloudDesktop On the Go can be accessed from any USB-bootable PC, laptop, tablet or thin client that meets the minimum requirements of an x86, 64-bit processor and 2GB RAM. Available in an ultra-compact USB 3.0 form factor, with backward compatibility to USB 2.0, CloudDesktop On the Go also includes Citrix, VMware, RDS, Firefox and Google Chrome clients.
“Market feedback also shows there’s a massive opportunity for CloudDesktop On the Go in vertical BYOD markets such as financial services, logistics, education and call centres where users hot desk between different sites, offices or locations,” continued Noon.
CloudDesktop On the-Go can also be managed, like all the other VXL OS-powered thin clients, via VXL’s complementary Fusion UDM Professional, device management software. A centralised and secure remote management console, Fusion UDM Professional provides complete control over their VXL thin client endpoints, saving time and resources, and reducing operating expenses.
CloudDesktop On the Go also provides a valid alternative for those organisations faced with the fast approaching dilemma of having to migrate to Microsoft Windows 10 as result of the discontinuation of security updates for Microsoft Windows 7 from January 14th, 2020.
By repurposing their legacy Microsoft Windows 7 PCs into virtualised VXL Linux OS endpoints courtesy of CloudDesktop On the Go, organisations would then be able to access Windows 10 IoT via their Data Centres or Cloud. This solution not only saves time and money, but also offers organisations improved security and management and delivers a great user experience courtesy of its fast boot and simple to use operating system.
With a list price of $77.00, VXL’s CloudDesktop On the Go is available now through its global channel partner network.
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