VNC vs. TS part II

Seak, Teng-Fong tfseak "at" futurmaster.com
Thu Apr 29 14:37:02 2004


	Because unfortunately, the mailing-list server isn't 8-bit aware! :(  If your mail programme can be configured to use printed-quotable, use this.  My stupid Outlook doesn't allow me to do this ...... well, at least I can't find where this is defined.

	I wonder if the mail server is maintained......

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Nicholson, Rob [mailto:rob.nicholson "at" informed-direct.com]
> Envoyi : jeudi 29 avril 2004 15:06
> @ : Nicholson, Rob; vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Objet : RE: VNC vs. TS part II
> 
> PS. Email lost my original B# symbol in the below. All figures are UK
> sterling.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicholson, Rob
> Sent: 29 April 2004 13:44
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: RE: VNC vs. TS part II
> 
> 
> >When I started adding up the cost of a Terminal Server and all of the
> client licenses... made me sad.
> 
> We're looking at upgrading/replacing our Citrix Terminal Server environment
> with a new Dell dual CPU server, Windows 2003 Server and Citrix Presentation
> Server. This is going to cost ~?16,000 for 50 users. For 15 users, it would
> be around ?12,000.
> 
> 15 PCs here in the UK would cost ~?7,500. Set-up and maintenance of 15 PCs
> will cost more over time than set-up and maintenance of one Citrix terminal
> server (one box is more than fine for 15 users). Let alone the space
> required for 15 computers :-)
> 
> Plus you should think about the security.
> 
> And what happens when you need 20 users? That's another 5 PCs to purchase
> and configure as opposed to simply buying 5 more licenses.
> 
> And what happens when the CRM software needs upgrading? 15 PCs installs as
> opposed to one install on a central server. Okay, you can do it remotely
> using VNC.
> 
> Also, once you've got that Citrix box in there you can offer remote desktop
> working very easily. You can also publish those legacy Windows applications
> internally and externally as required.
> 
> Yes, centralised computing does appear expensive as you're being presented
> with all the figures together. But it's not when you consider TCO. By
> running terminal server, it's saving employing another IT support person at
> annual cost of ~?50,000. It's a no brainer really and I'm surprised not more
> people do it...
> 
> >Would this be insane?
> 
> Yes :-)
> 
> Regards, Rob.
> 
> PS. Once again, this isn't an attack against VNC...
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