Linux - Based Solutions
- By using GNU/Linux, such users help those systems contribute to the cause of free software, the goal of which, is to make computers available to everyone without the restrictions of licenses and copyrights. Thereby, helping customers reduce cost of licensing which is major cost for companies.
- Freedom of choice.There are several applications available for every task. Individual users are free to choose the one, or more, they like best. And more than one similar application can be installed, and used simultaneously. Thus giving users power over their computers, instead of a company dictating which applications are to be used.
- Less bloatware, spaghetti code, etc. leads to a faster and more efficient system. For example, most Linux Desktops shutdown and restart faster than Windows. Also, many Linux Desktops have a smaller resource footprint than Windows. This frees more RAM and CPU resources to be used towards other tasks.4. GNU/Linux is highly secure and suffers from very little or no malware.
- GNU/Linux is so secure, most websites are hosted on a GNU/Linux server. As of 2013, there are 60,000 Windows viruses and 40 Linux viruses. According to W3Schools.com, in May 2013, 4.9% of visitors were using GNU/Linux and 82.5% used MS-Windows. This comes out to about ten viruses per percent of Linux users and 730 viruses per percent of Windows users. These two ratios are very different.
- GNU/Linux is absolutely free because it is licensed under free software licenses. Anyone from an individual to a large corporation can legally and freely download, install, and use Linux on their systems. GNU/Linux can run on a server for months without needing a reboot. Some Desktops can run up to a year before a reboot is considered.
- Many Linux Desktops run well on older PCs. This allows users to continue using older hardware.
- GNU/Linux uses a shell that has been patched, fixed, and tested for years – BASH. BASH is a stable shell that was made 1989. However, Windows used Powershell since 2006.
- Linux supports more architectures than Windows.
- GNU/Linux supports more filesystems than Windows. With a Linux system, users can use memory cards that are formatted for Windows, Mac, Amiga, or any other operating system. Linux also supports a large variety of virtual, cluster, and network filesystems.
- Bugs and issues are fixed more quickly in Linux than Windows (Linus’s Law).
Server Consolidation & Virtualization
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Over allocate your storage resources beyond the actual capacity of the physical storage.
Overcommit memory resources and perform page sharing and compression to optimize performance of memory resources.
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VS InfoTech helped many organizations to upgrade their IT infrastructure in smart way. We provide End-to-End virtualization services which helps your organization to improve the flexibility of IT environment and optimize your resource cost. VS InfoTech also offers Professional Services for Consulting, Designing, Capacity Planning, Implementation and Configuration as well as 24 X 7 ongoing supports. We provide entire Virtualization as follows :
- Server Virtualization: This type of virtualization helps you to better utilization of your resources, reduce operational cost and get the required flexibility to adapt to changing business requirements using virtualized server.
- Application Virtualization:VS InfoTech’s application virtualization solution helps your employees to handle large and fluctuating work volume, and also helps to optimal utilization of existing hardware.
- Desktop Virtualization: Desktop Virtualization Services helps to control IT environment and data security. This terminology supports your remote clients in real time decision making and rollout system update by implementing desktop virtualization.
- Storage Virtualization:Demand of storage is increasing, as the business expands. VS InfoTech provides storage virtualization which helps in performing a task like backup, archiving and recovery also it efficiently utilize available storage.
Normally companies keep many servers as per their requirement which can be file server, mail server, ERP server, Database server etc.
There is huge capital investment for so many servers. Also there is huge maintenance cost for AMC of all these servers. Also customer need to allocate bigger space & Rack for management of these servers.
But virtualization can help youto consolidateall servers, applications in single physical server. This in-turnhelps to save cost of capital investment.
Linux Terminal Server:
Linux Terminal Server is a flexible, cost effective solution that is easily installed and deployed thin clients.
New thin clients and legacy PCs alike can be used to browse the web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications.
LINUX TERMINAL SERVER not only improves Total Cost of Ownership, but more importantly, provides increased value over traditional computing solutions.
Desktop PC can run applications from Linux and Windows TERMINALservers. Linux based thin clients have proven to be extremely reliable because tampering and viruses are virtually non-existent.
With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs.
1. Reduced Costs
In an LINUX TERMINAL thin client environment, all software for workstations originates on the LINUX TERMINAL SERVER. Whether you are repurposing old desktop PCs or deploying new thin client devices, LINUX TERMINAL SERVER can be a key component in reducing the costs related to your computing environment.
2. No Licensing Fees
LINUX TERMINAL SERVER is open source software. There is no cost to use it.
3. Less Maintenance Required
LINUX TERMINAL SERVER allows you to maintain your entire computer network from a single point of control; from the operating system image on the thin clients through user authentication and file storage.
Security has become a key challenge for administrators. LINUX TERMINAL SERVER thin client connections can be secured via SSH and are restricted to a LAN.
For example, an office may have Fifty desktop PCs attached to the network. By connecting them to a Terminal Server, these PCs no longer need to rely on their own hard disks, memory, CPU power etc. Instead, they connect to the power and capacity of the single server. This one server offers each of the thin-clients (terminals) access to necessary applications, the Internet and Intranet, storage and print devices.
Such a configuration offers the following benefits:
- Greatly reduces desktop PC support, maintenance, and upgrades.
- Places all configuration and applications in a central server model.
- Greatly reduces software licensing costs.
- Simplifies I.T. operations.
- Operates on older or outdated PCs, as the performance is predicated upon the server.
- Easily integrates with existing servers and infrastructure such as Windows NT Servers.
- Allows the use of Linux and OpenSource software with almost no installation burden.