VDI - Thin Client vs. Zero Client - Too soon?
Posted on 2012-03-23
So my company is moving ahead with VDI. Only for a couple of departments. We've bought a couple devices (Dell FX100 and FX130). I'm testing them out. I'm new to VDI and I have got it working but I don't think I fully understand the management of these devices yet. The idea was to test a thin client and a zero client. Yes the zero client's OS is more simple...but it's still an OS. And from what i'm reading, we will still have to upgrade the firmwares, etc., and that might have to be done with a PXE server, and who knows what else.
I've also read a couple of recent articles saying that the promises of these clients hasn't really been proven true yet. There is still management that is necessary, zero clients aren't really zero clients, problems with printing, etc.
So is this technology still too young for us to wade into? Are REAL zero clients around the corner? Should we hold off for a while?