Thin Clients Versus ”Fat” Clients – the Environmental Truth
There are many reasons why a thin client, operating in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment, offer a better way to work. Think easy-of-use, fast to install, cheaper to buy, remote management, automated security, just for a start. However, there are a whole host of environmental reasons as well, which have a lot of appeal for companies trying to reduce their environmental footprint.
For starters, a thin client uses a whole lot less energy than a traditional, or ‘fat’ PC. Many use as little as 15 watts per hour, compared to our friend the PC, which uses between 80 and 250 watts per hour. When they’re asleep – and remember, an administrator can shut down devices remotely in case careless people forget to power off before going home – a thin client can use as little as 1 watt per hour, yet still boot up and be ready to go within a couple of seconds. Already that environmental footprint is shrinking, not to mention the power bill. But onward, because there is a whole lot more.
Since the thin client uses much less power, it does not need a fan to keep it cool, so it has no moving parts. Therefore it tends to last longer, since there are fewer components at work inside each box. This means that there will be fewer new devices being manufactured in the world, and not as many production lines, using fewer materials and producing the unwanted by-products of assembly.
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