New Server-Based Computing Guide Directs Companies Towards Higher Efficiency, Lower Costs

2X guide illustrates strategies for implementing server-based computing

London, UK, November 29, 2006 -- 2X today announced the release of the 2X Server Based Computing Guide, which describes ways in which to optimize IT network infrastructures whilst cutting hardware, energy, and administration costs.

Businesses worldwide face an escalating desktop PC management problem, requiring tremendous resources both in staff and capital. As a result, the typical IT infrastructure has become increasingly complex, resource-intensive, and expensive.

"Only the more advanced thin-client approach will be able to outdo cost intensive Windows fat clients in companies' networks. Desktop centralization like VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or Microsoft's Terminal Server can stop the day-to-day fat-client management and maintenance from becoming a bigger headache. At 2X we are proud to contribute to this by presenting the Server Based Computing Guide explaining how to use 2X thin-client technology to distribute desktops and applications to cost-efficient thin clients and converted PCs," said Nikolaos Makris, CEO of 2X.

The Guide supports IT decision makers and administrators with all the necessary information to choose the right SBC solution for their network infrastructure. It is divided into two main parts. Part One describes different application publishing scenarios with 2X ApplicationServer and 2X LoadBalancer on Windows Terminal Server. The second part explains how to convert a network in a native thin-client environment connecting to virtual desktops, Linux and Windows Terminal Servers, and publishing applications to the 2X ThinClientServer multiple OS desktop.

Server-based computing core advantages include:

  • Less Administration: Allows central management of users, patches software, (updates and upgrades) data, and backups

  • Hardware Independence: Supports virtually all client devices and computer hardware and very low system

  • Reduced Energy Costs” Thin clients have a very low system requirement and less energy consumption than standard PCs

  • Easy Access: Employees, customers, and partners telecommute and roam more easily using published desktops and applications

  • Reduced TCO: Total cost of ownership is reduced by up to 50 percent

The guide is available for download at http://www.2x.com/solutions/2xsolutionsguide.pdf

About 2X

2X Software Ltd is a software development company for the booming server-based computing market. Thin-client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company's product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer Enterprise edition and PXES edition, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services and 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services. For more information visit: http://www.2x.com

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