lorensbergs supports libraries moving to VDI
netloan pc booking solution is increasing support for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as more libraries consider the benefits of deploying their People’s Network of public PCs using a VDI environment. Following a new release this month, netloan has added support for VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop. Together with Microsoft Hyper-V, it is now compatible with the three leading VDI platforms, supporting those library customers making the move to VDI.
netloan is the foremost PC booking and session management solution for libraries. Richard Terry, netloan Product Manager, has long experience of advising libraries on their technology arrangements:
“PC provision for libraries requires careful management, not least around the challenges of maintaining a large number of computers across many different physical sites. PCs require being kept up to date, and the larger the number of PCs you have the more complex this task becomes. This is particularly difficult to maintain in a public library environment where downtime must be kept to a minimum.
“One way of addressing this challenge is through a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment, also known as desktop virtualisation, which creates a pool of centrally managed virtual desktops.”
Anna Crilly, Managing Director, lorensbergs, adds:
“PC access is an incredibly important service offered by public libraries. lorensbergs is looking at how to make this service provision easier, with greater security and sustainability, and easier fault resolution. VDI is one deployment method that helps achieve this, and we are pleased to be able to support the three main VDI platforms with our netloan PC booking solution.”