Devon IT’s Thin Client Solution Saves Florida Hotel Money and Power
Staybridge Suites Using Server-Based Computing to Give All Guests Access to Secure Thin Clients
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.-Devon IT, the fastest growing provider of thin client terminals and innovators of the SafeBook™ thin client notebook, today announced that it has worked with Mainline Information Systems to implement a virtual server-based computing solution in Staybridge Suites Hotel in Tallahassee, Florida, allowing the hotel to realize the significant savings in cost and power.
Devon IT’s 6020B thin clients run in all 104 rooms of the hotel. Virtual server infrastructure provided by VMware connects users to an IBM BladeCenter. Mainline Information Systems, a Devon IT reseller, integrated the hotel’s solution in February. The nature of the thin client server-based computing model allows each guest to access the thin client in their room, ensuring privacy for hotel guests while maintaining security for the hotel.
“The success of Staybridge’s server-based solution speaks to our increased role as the leader in thin client computing,” says Joe Makoid, President, Devon IT. “One IT professional can operate the computing of the entire hotel from one central location in the data storage unit, and the hotel has already experienced the financial and energy savings that defines this model. This server-based method has been successful in the financial, healthcare, and education verticals, and we are proud to extend our innovative products and services to the service and hospitality industries as well.”
Centralized maintenance and control, lower total cost of ownership, and technology flexibility are among the other benefits that server-hosted computers have to offer over traditional desktops. Staybridge now consumes 70 percent less power with thin clients and is on pace to save thousands of dollars. All guests also have Internet access at their fingertips, making the hotel even more competitive.
“Staybridge Suites defines its IT strategy around delivering the most advanced technology to its hotel guests,” says Steve Cotton, General Manager, Staybridge Suites Hotel. “Thin client computing with virtualized servers running on PC blades was the most secure and cost-effective solution we could find. The tangible benefits have far outweighed those of traditional PC models. With Devon IT we are providing our guests industry-leading technology at a fraction of the costs that we’ve paid in the past.”
“We are very proud to have worked with Devon IT to provide Staybridge with this innovative computing solution,” says Chris Minnis, Lead Architect of Virtual Client Solutions, Mainline. “Devon IT is the industry leader in thin client computing. Their cost-effective products provided the finishing touch in delivering Staybridge the quality and security they needed at the price they wanted. We look forward to working with them much more in the future.”
About Devon IT
Devon IT is an information technology company that focuses on offering thin client terminals and ultra-secure remote access solutions that provide enterprise customers with greater security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is a founding member of Blade.org and develops products which support IBM’s Hosted Client Infrastructure and Blade Computing ecosystem. More information is available at www.devonit.com.
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