24 May 2005 – Start-up 2X releases its Fat2Thin calculator that calculates the potential savings of converting PCs to thin clients. This easy-to-use calculator available at: http://www.2x.com/calculator/fat2thinsavings.htm, assesses the savings of switching to thin client computing and explains how the results from the applied formula are reached.
Thin is in!
Thin client computing is increasingly becoming the popular way of solving the growing management problem of fat clients. It allows employees to telework/roam more easily and is introducing huge savings on support, hardware and upgrade costs. A study conducted by Bloor Research shows that “Deploying thin client technology across enterprises can cut costs by up to 70%”.
2X Fat2Thin calculator
The Fat2Thin calculator found on: http://www.2x.com/calculator/fat2thinsavings.htm proves how much lower the TCO of using thin client desktops is when compared to their “fat” counterparts. To work out the calculation, one simply inserts the number of PCs that will be converted to thin clients, after which the following formula is then applied (X represents the number of PCs replaced):
About 2X ThinClientServer
2X ThinClientServer is a system developed for the easy deployment, configuration and management of thin clients (including ‘ex’ fat clients and dedicated thin client devices); and provides load balancing and redundancy of terminal servers. A small footprint Linux distribution is deployed to thin clients (all popular thin clients are supported) OR to normal PCs, allowing you to convert existing PCs to thin clients. Thin client settings (RDP / ICA / NX, screen size, which terminal servers to log into, etc) can be controlled centrally. Connections can be made to Microsoft terminal services (RDP protocol), Citrix (ICA) and to 2X TerminalServer or Nomachine (NX). Further information is available at http://www.2x.com/thinclientserver/.
2X Software Ltd – 2X – is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company’s product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer for Windows/Linux, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services and 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services. 2X is a privately held company with offices in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner.