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RDS vs VDI vs Remote App vs Godzilla!

Currently I am a huge fan of buying the Dell C10Le thin clients and setting up servers to host RDS sessions.  For users who need only internet, Office and network printing, I find it simple, easy, clean, etc.

However, I want to make sure I'm giving good advice.  So, which is better? RDS with my thin client solution, VDI or Remote App?  

I know that with RDS I am keeping the desktop investment low as thin clients are less costly than desktops, don't have moving parts, users can't save stuff locally that gets lost when the hard drive crashes, etc...but am I better off buying desktops and doing VDI or maybe buying a thin client with a browser and doing remote app?

I guess I'm just looking to open a discussion on pros and cons of each and try and get some feedback from others.

Thanks

Cliff
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It depends, on your requirements, Best for some organization, is not best for others.

Do users need virtual desktops, and performance, access to true GPU, or are they just Office Workers, which use Word, Outlook and a Web Browser?
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
99% of my applications for thin clients have been for people who need only web access, office access and network-based printing.
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jairajnaiduCommented:
Please check with hardware vendor before selecting any high en model for compatibality and capcity
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
In that case VDI may be overkill and beyond your requirements.

We have Clients, that have Office Staff, CAD users, Programmers in Graphics, 3D Labs etc
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
So I would infer from your post that power users who require high end graphics or high processing capacity might be better suited using a VDI where just normal CSRs can get by with the RDS session.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That's correct, CAD and 3D Graphics users need a Real Desktop (virtual), with access to real 3D hardware, for a Better user Experience.

Not required by Standard Office Workers.
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Thank you both.
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