Solutions to create a reliable client and server infrastructure, provide guaranteed access to data and ensure that stored information can be retrieved promptly and accurately.
Multiplatform open systems (NT & Unix)
Most companies and governments today have embraced the concept of open multiplatform computing, and have gradually moved away from closed proprietary controlled systems. They purchase IT goods and services from a variety of vendors and expect the technologies to work together. They wish to have the flexibility to deploy hardware and software in a specific way in order to address specific business problems. They do not wish to be subjected to the priorities and schedules of any particular vendor. Open computing provides them with a way to treat technology components as discrete modules that can be mixed and matched.
Well thought-out client-server architectures and open standards are critical elements of open computing. In hardware, open computing manifests itself in the standardization of plug and card interfaces; and in software, through communication and programming interfaces. Increasingly, companies are using open source software as a means of accelerating the adoption of open standards which subsequently allows them to implement open computing.
Advantages of multiplatform open systems:
- Flexibility in IT decision making. IT organisations investing in open computing will maximize their IT support flexibility and, consequently, the amount of business agility they have.
- Renovation agility and first to market. Open computing allows to adopt rapidly the new IT innovations from various vendors and to exploit this for further cost reductions and help them to quicker provide better business process support internally.
- Vendor negotiation independence. Crucial at times of purchase negotiations as well as vendor-merges or vendor-bankrupcies
Thin client/server architecture allows robust, secure access to any application across virtually any network, and allows an organisation to simplify IT administration and gain tremendous cost savings in user support and in the deployment and management of their applications.
Thin client/server computing retains the benefits of full client/server computing, but lowers the cost-of-ownership through simplification for end-users and IT departments. It helps individuals not requiring the expandability of PCs, and it helps system administrators simplify the task of managing the total environment. Thin client/server computing allows IT departments to establish direct control over the essential parts of their IT environment. It allows IT departments to update and upgrade software, perform data backups, test and deploy applications, and other data centre activities in an efficient manner uniformly and securely across the environment, all without disrupting end-users.
Thin Client Computing is a synonym for drastically reduced TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). This has been confirmed in many of our Microsoft Terminal Server, Citrix and VMware installations today. As Microsoft Gold and Citrix Silver Partner, Simac is your key partner for the design, implementation and support of your Thin Client solutions. Of course while assuring that client expectations are met.
Peripherals and Interconnects
Perhaps one of the most understated and neglected parts in system architecture are the tips and tricks, items which make a solution towards a total solution, because of the huge knowledge needed to assure a full proof compatibility and respect an open structure at the same time, which can only be delivered due to several years of experience.