Normally people think of their monitors as an extension of their PCs. But as desktop virtualization evolves, it is the monitor, rather than the PC, that may become the center of the end-user experience.
Fujitsu has announced that it has licensed virtual desktop client software from Pano Logic, which developed a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that requires no software on the client. Instead, the Pano Logic approach to VDI relies on a device that allows users to access all the software they need to run on a VMware virtual server.
In contrast, says Parmeet Chaddha, executive vice president of engineering for Pano Logic, other VDI and thin client solutions still require customers to maintain some level of software on the client.
Fujitsu is expected to roll out a Fujitsu Zero Client platform shortly that embeds the Pano Logic software inside a monitor that then accesses virtual files and images running on a Fujitsu server.
As more IT organizations reconsider the cost of managing and securing PCs, Chaddha said a greater percentage of them are looking for alternatives that centralize as much of the PC management as possible on the server. As an approach that requires no software on the client, Chaddha said Pano Logic has been particularly successful in picking up new customers in the education, health care and manufacturing vertical market segments.