Pano Logic Offers SimplicityBy Frank Ohlhorst | Posted 2009-03-25 Email Print
It doesn’t matter if you call it PC-over-IP, zero footprint PC, zero-client computing or just plain dumb terminal computing, the computing endpoint is undergoing a major change. Virtual desktop infrastructure from Wyse Technology, Pano Logic and Teradici may soon eliminate conventional PCs.
Pano Logic is a relative newcomer—founded in 2007 with the singular goal of offering a device that works with virtual desktop technology called the Pano Device. The concept behind Pano Device is relatively simple; replace desktop PCs with the Pano Device, run VDI in the server room and install the Pano Desktop Service software on the virtual machines. Management is done through the Pano Manager software.
Of course, there are a few prerequisites, such as virtual infrastructure from VMware; the company recommends using VMware’s ESX Server, and users will also need the backroom hardware to effectively run virtual desktops. This usually means high-end blade servers or multiprocessor servers. Luckily, these expensive prerequisites can be quickly offset by the cost savings of not having to buy desktop PCs, and the overhead costs of maintaining desktop PCs.
Pano Logic’s starter kit ($1,954), which includes five Pano devices, five client licenses, a Pano Manger License and one year of support and updates, makes it easy to adopt this zero-client solution.