Fat clients remain the company but flexible virtualization Leverkusen, 31.03.2011 – given the currently diverse new technological influences on the desktop architectures the consultancy recommends Centracon, a systematic and medium-term innovation strategy to develop rather than modernist individual activities. This ensures a higher investment security with regard to the technical structures according to the consultants, at the same time prevents a driven by current topics and expensive strategy. The most discussed innovations for desktop management, Centracon counts as mobile use applications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and the automation of service processes, liberalization of the devices in the enterprise and cloud computing for the operation of the client infrastructure. Given the long list of possible innovations and fundamental potential of change in must have a clear roadmap, the both the existing technical and organizational conditions taken into account as a red thread function draws the successive innovation process”, says Centracon CEO of Robert Gallant. An overall understanding of what will be effective for requirements and how they then gradually can be implemented in a coordinated manner is necessary in a first step.” As an example, he calls the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The conventional Terminal technology and normal client installations would probably not obsolete over the longer term, but VDI was first to be understood as a complementary technology. It will give no Virtualisierungsrevolution, but an evolutionary process to take place”, emphasizes Galstyan. Here it comes to deliberate ways in the future by using the existing structures.” This goal the solution concept serves smart workplace architecture”by Centracon.
It supports on the one hand there, where previously monolithic desktops with their infrastructure-dependent conditions have resulted in organizational or technical restrictions. On the other hand it does but also a complete repudiation of fat clients, because they continue to retain their permission by certain operational requirements in some functional areas. Through modularisation and virtualization, they can be made but more flexible in their use profile. The core of smart workplace architecture objective is that the employees dynamically provided a location-independent access to applications and data, modular services through automated processes and IT – related jobs with task-specific performance profiles available. Providing central or virtual applications and workstations enables Modularization, which breaks up today’s standard inflexible mapping applications and job creation to users”, emphasizes Galstyan. This may be his statements according to realized with a smart concept are, the company flexibly and in modular increments the range of their desktop structures can develop. “The smart workplace architecture” complemented therefore classical mechanisms for the client and software management solutions such as centralization, virtualization and streaming. Conceptually and with an own automation framework they are coordinated so that maximum synergy can be generated.
About Centracon: Solutions for flexible and cost-efficient deployment and management of IT jobs and applications characterize the core competencies of centracon. Our consulting spectrum extends in addition to the classical optimization and standardization workplace infrastructures by implementing innovative technology solutions such as application virtualization and virtual desktops, to process and infrastructure automation to innovative business solutions such as, for example, user-self-service concepts.