The View From NCS Technologies

PCoIP Virtualization Technology Still the Best

Posted by John Callahan on Jun 7, 2017 11:33:34 AM

Users Ponder the Alternatives

The one-day VMware expo Carolina VMUG UserCon is now over, having attracted hundreds of attendees in Charlotte yesterday. NCS staff attending the show met with nearly everyone and report that attendees were very interested in NCS virtual desktop solutions. As expected at VMUG events, sophisticated VMware users expressed hard requirements for improving manageability, driving down cost of ownership and improving security. In all of these metrics, zero clients from NCS Technologies outperform thin clients from the Tier One PC vendors.

An underlying thread to many of the discussions was an interest on the best remote display protocol to implement. Users are aware of choices including Remote Desktop Protocol, PCoIP, Blast and HDX. For the VMware environment, many agreed that RDP, HDX and Blast lacked the fuctionality required to deliver the full PC experience, and the consistency and manageability IT managers prefer.

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Topics: VDI, virtualization, zeroclients, government, security, manageability, thinclients

NCS Is Leading Provider of PCoIP Zero Clients

Posted by John Callahan on May 31, 2017 3:16:02 PM

PCoIP Shines in Both Virtual Desktop and Cloud Environments

Looking back at this very busy month, NCS executives spent a significant amount of time at government agencies, military bases, hospitals, at commercial establishments and participating at trade shows, promoting the ins-and-outs of desktop virtualization. At each stop we continue to find strong interest in PCoIP technology and in NCS zero client solutions, and curiosity about how they measure up against thin clients from the major PC brands.

These customers are becoming more aware every day that thin clients used for virtualization come with significant disadvanges. As they become experienced with thin clients, they are turned off that they are complex to administer. Thin clients often include a small hard drive, an embedded operating system and some memory. They are complex and expensive to use over the long run.  

PCoIP zero clients, in contrast, use an integrated purpose-built processor (from Teradici) that does image decompression and decoding, transmitting pixels instead of data. A zero client PC does not need a general purpose CPU, local storage or an application operating system. PCoIP zero clients are secure and easy to manage and deliver low cost of ownership.

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Topics: virtualization, zeroclients, government, security, manageability, thinclients, PCoIP

PCoIP: The Premier End Point Virtualization Remote Display Protocol

Posted by John Callahan on Mar 24, 2017 2:10:34 PM

Breakthrough, Super Secure, Remote Access Technology 

Getting out of the office and talking to customers and end users quickly grounds you with exposure to real day-to-day issues. For those of us actively promoting virtualization technologies and solutions, it's easy to forget that for busy IT administrators, virtualization is just one of their many daily challenges.

Attending a user group this week reminds me that for many IT administrators, it is still murky to tell the difference between thin client end points and zero clients.

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Topics: VDI, virtualization, zeroclients, government, security, manageability, thinclients

NCS Partner Spotlight

Posted by Katie Callahan on Mar 2, 2017 4:08:17 PM

Getech is a Strong UK Partner

NCS has been selling the industry-leading Cirrus zero client laptop to UK markets since we partnered with Getech in 2015, and having strong partners like Getech has been integral to our international success. NCS is proud to work with Getech, one of our key international partners. Getech represents top tier brands, including BT, Dell, HP, and Samsung. 

Getech: Thin & Zero Clients

Getech has been pioneer in distribution of thin client and zero technology throughout the channel since its inception in the late 90’s. The company has become the UK’s largest distributor of thin client products and held a steady market lead through a strong service ethic supported by in house technicians, strong vendor partnerships and a long standing team of sales specialists trained to be dedicated in product knowledge and customer service from pre sales to after care.

NCS and Getech: a Proven Partnership

NCS and Getech work closely together on meeting customer needs in the expanding UK IT markets. We look forward to continuing our work together, and are sure that we will have great future success! To learn more about Getech, please go here: http://www.getech-distribution.co.uk/

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Topics: thinclients, zeroclients, virtualization

HIMSS17: Wrap Up

Posted by Katie Callahan on Feb 23, 2017 9:30:37 AM

NCS Meets Healthcare IT Needs

HIMSS17, the year's largest and most influential Health IT conference, is completed. What did we learn this week?

Data Security - We learned that IT administrators remain very concerned about the security of patient data and of IT computing assets.

Desktop Virtualization - Administrators are continuing to explore ways to make their networks and computers less complex, easy to administer and less costly to own.

High-Performance Computing Platforms - Visitors expressed a desire to make sure their computing assets could adequately serve the needs for virtual reality applications and 3-D modeling. 

When if comes to protecting patient data and over-all healthcare IT security, NCS believes VDI has a strong role to play. NCS is one of the industry's leading innovators in the virtualization space, and NCS is well known for its zero client virtual end points. Over the past few years we have educated IT administrators that implementing zero clients helps improve overall IT manageability and delivers strong security and cost effectiveness right to the desktop - where it is needed most.

NCS is a leading supplier of high-performance computing platforms, such as Vortex workstations and converged appliance offers, typically to enterprise and government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, needing CAD rendering, 3-D modeling and improved graphics performance through hardware virtualization. But the power of our high-performance computing platforms are equally cost effective and accessible for healthcare applications!

To learn more about NCS high performance desktop computers, please go here: http://www.ncst.com/products/categories/desktops

To learn more about the power of end-to-end VDI solution, complete with converged appliance solutions, please go here: http://www.ncst.com/content/ncs-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, zeroclients, thinclients, workstations

HIMSS17: Meeting the Needs of Healthcare IT

Posted by Katie Callahan on Feb 22, 2017 1:55:03 PM

Day 3 at NCS Booth #5644

Our staff is busy meeting with industry participants at HIMSS17, the year's largest and most influential Health IT conference. NCS is showcasing a broad technology portfolio at our booth. It turns out that the talk around the show appears to be in three major areas: data security, virtual reality applications and 3-D modeling. Whether you are approaching these areas because of a need for desktop virtualization and VDI, or facing other challenges that call for high-peformance computing platforms, NCS has industry-leading solutions to address any challenge.

In healthcare we are well known for our Cirrus family of desktop and laptop virtualized end points and have success stories all over North America and overseas to prove it. Our higher-performance computing platforms, such as Vortex workstations and our converged appliance offers, are more typically found in enterprise and government agencies, such as defense and intelligence, needing CAD rendering, 3-D modeling and improved graphics performance through hardware virtualization. But the power of our high-performance computing platforms are equally cost effective and accessible for healthcare applications!

To learn more about NCS high performance desktop computers, please go here: http://www.ncst.com/products/categories/desktops

To learn more about the power of end-to-end VDI solution, complete with converged appliance solutions, please go here: http://www.ncst.com/content/ncs-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi

NCS is one of the industry's leading innovators in the virtualization space, and NCS is well known for its zero client virtual end points. Over the past few years we have educated IT administrators that implementing zero clients helps improve overall IT manageability and delivers strong security right to the desktop - where it is needed most.


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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, zeroclients, thinclients, workstations

HIMSS17 Day 2

Posted by Katie Callahan on Feb 21, 2017 11:28:39 AM

Strong Interest in Solutions at NCS Booth #5644

For many, President's Day created a long holiday weekend. But for the folks in Orlando, today is Day Two of HIMSS17, the year's largest and most influential Health IT conference. NCS is showcasing a broad technology portfolio at our booth, with a strong emphasis on virtualization.

NCS is one of the industry's leading innovators in the virtualization space, and NCS is well known for its zero client virtual end points. Over the past few years we have educated IT administrators that implementing zero clients helps improve overall IT manageability and delivers strong security right to the desktop - where it is needed most.

Please stop by our booth and say hello to our staff who will be in the area. Linda, Matt, Mike and others will be happy to demonstrate our zero client computing portfolio and our Workstation on Wheels (WOW) solution.

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Topics: VDI, Healthcare, zeroclients, thinclients