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					Looking to deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Ubuntu
Linux?Virtual desktop infrastructure with Ubuntu Linux is ideal for
anyone who is concerned about security of WAN based VDI. It is also
perfect for organizations hosting their applications in the cloud,
utilizing software-as-a-service through a web browser. VDI with Ubuntu
Linux eliminates the maintenance of desktop devices, and reduces the
number of hard drives in your IT footprint.Linux Terminal Server Project
(LTSP) allows the centralized deployment of virtual desktops on a local
area network. Virtual desktop devices (thin clients) are connected to a
switch on the LAN which connects to a server or cluster of servers
delivering a desktop environment and applications.LTSP is integrated into
Ubuntu 11.04 and earlier versions. The logical choice for deployment is
Ubuntu 10.04, a LTS version. LTS stands for long term support, which
provides three years of security and maintenance updates.Low Cost VDI
with Ubuntu LinuxWith LTSP organizations can recycle old Desktop PCs (800
MHz, 256MB RAM) or deploy new low footprint and energy efficient thin
clients. A properly sized quad-core server could power up to 50 thin
clients, providing desktop environments at a relatively low cost. Cost
savings are most notable in maintenance and security over the years.
Desktop hardware refresh cycles are between 7 and 10 years, thanks to the
lack of spinning hard drive in each desktop device. Backups take place
only in the server room. Desktop device replacement is as simple as drop
in and power on (unless you have security customizations).LTSP Technical
OverviewThin client devices in a virtual desktop deployment with Ubuntu
Linux boot over your local area network. The virtual desktop environment
and applications are executed on the server in a read only format. Users
are still able to customize their desktop's as well as access personal
and shared fire storage. Applications can be delivered from local or
remote application servers and can be Windows or Linux based.Security is
greatly increased with stateless operation of the virtual clients
operating with a ssh connection between client and server. User storage
can be moved to a SAN type solution, moving the VDI server another step
away from risky IT files. Since this solution is over a local area
network the concerns of sending sensitive data over the WAN are not
present. User's do not have access to make any changes to any server
settings. USB devices can be disabled for all thin clients on the
network.Who's Using LTSP Today? LTSP is used by major public and private
universities, Fortune 500 companies, government entities, charter
schools, small and medium businesses, franchised retail stores and more.
It is a versatile solution which allows for desktop delivery
customization, network segmentation, and user control. Consult an
experienced professional for more advice in deploying LTSP with Ubuntu
Linux.

				
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