REDWOOD CITY, CA, Jun 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), today announced Pano System for Cloud, the lowest cost desktop computing platform for organizations moving to web-based applications. Pano System for Cloud eliminates the need for a local operating system and central processing unit and delivers web-based computing, using Google’s Chrome browser as the interface.
Pano System for Cloud is the most cost-effective computing platform available for many businesses, schools, governments and other organizations seeking an alternative to PC-based or thin client models that rely on costly end user software and hardware. The platform centralizes all computing activities in the cloud; end users see a familiar browser interface and use software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions or web-based applications to do their work. Other web-based computing solutions still require endpoint processing, increasing the overall cost by 50 percent over the new Pano System for Cloud, which utilizes a new low cost Pano Zero Client, the G2M, introduced at $149. The new platform also strips away costly infrastructure layers including software licensing, expensive SAN or NAS hardware and ongoing operational expenses.
I saw this announcement and thought it was interesting, granted I need to learn more about the Pano System for Cloud, but the concept of an ultra low cost device for providing the desktop computer over the cloud is exciting and could create real opportunities both in developed and developing countries. You can like me read more about it here, having a stateless device which connects the keyboard, mouse and video to the cloud is very cool, and should be more efficient than conventional thin client devices, particularly if we remove the components that we don’t need. Anything that can be done to make virtual desktops as a platform and a strategy more accessible in terms of management and total cost of ownership has to be a good thing, do check it out.