Thin Client Computing

Definitions: Thin Client Computing

What is a thin client? Sometimes called cloud client computing, it replaces the computing model based on costly to maintain personal workstations with

  1. A small footprint firmware (normally diskless) based client that provides the user with a graphical interface and an connections to the centralized desktop infrastructure. These devices are locked down and cannot be "corrupted" by user activities.

  2. These clients connect to a centralized server or servers that host the user's desktop and applications.

Thin Client computing is typically used in conjunction with the Server Base Computing (SBC) model (aka remote desktop or VDI). Learn More.

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