Traditionally, enterprises deciding to deploy thin client technology have turned to Server-Based Computing (SBC) models, such as Citrix Presentation Server and Microsoft Terminal Services. New thin client processing models are creating new interest in thin client. These models include:
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
- Operating System/Application streaming.
- Remote access blade PCs in the data center.
With its large existing install base, SBC style solutions will be around for some time to come. However, future growth in thin client deployment will likely be driven by these new models.