Dell Wyse ThinOS – PCoIP Connections to Major Cloud Providers

first_imgDownload and install the Teradici CAS host to set up your VM.Now, apply your license to turn on the agent and you are setup for connections.Checking out the connection to the remote desktop from ThinOS is quite simple. First, you define a remote connection by inputting the address of the target VM (or physical system) using the AWS connection type. It doesn’t matter if you are connecting to a physical workstation, Google Cloud, VMware Cloud, Azure or Amazon EC2 –the AWS broker type will work with any of those. In a future software release we will update the terminology so that it is clearer to users. Figure 1 below shows the panel where you make the connection. Note that if you are using the Cloud Access Manager (CAM) broker from Teradici versus a direct machine connection, the process will be the same.Figure 1 – AWS Broker ConnectionNext, the client will connect using https and you need to ensure the TLS version is set correctly as the client currently defaults to TLS 1.0 and the CAS host will reject the connection. The following INI configuration file entries should be placed on the ftp server for your client or if using Wyse Management Suite, set appropriately. I used the following for my Azure desktop connection.Now when you log in to your client you will get the following dialog as shown in Figure 2 and will be able to connect to your desktop:Figure 2 – Login DialogHere’s an important tip: If the virtual desktop is not joined to a domain, just put the machine name in the domain field and it will log in correctly.So that’s it – you should be up and running with one of the industry’s premier connection protocols accessing either physical desktops or virtual machines on any of the major cloud services all from the most secure and easily managed thin client platform available today.Enjoy!  And feel free to tweet at me regarding this post or any thoughts on future topics.Figure 3 – Dell Wyse 5070 with dual FHD monitors connected to an Azure desktop We recently received numerous requests and questions about using ThinOS to access cloud resources directly from the terminal environment using the Teradici Cloud Access Software (CAS) solution.For those not familiar with PC-over-IP (PCoIP), it delivers remote access to computers and virtual machines using a secure, high-definition and highly responsive connection protocol.  Given the level of interest we’ve received, I thought it would be a good idea to share what’s possible with this technology from a ThinOS based device along with some “how-to” tips and tricks to get things setup.Dell is proud of our long history of supporting Teradici-based clients. We have offered customers zero clients based on a hardware implementation of the PCoIP protocol, as well as software-based PCoIP clients with our ThinOS firmware solution. More recently, our ThinOS clients also support direct connection to Amazon Workspaces solution as of our 8.3 release launched back in 2016.Since then, Teradici has launched their All Access subscription plans that offer PCoIP connections to physical desktops, engineering workstations with Dell Tera2 PCoIP Remote Access Host Cards and powerful cloud hosted desktops from all of the major cloud providers. With the advent of NVIDIA GPU technology powering virtual workstations, there is almost no limit to the power available from these cloud providers!The PCoIP-enabled ThinOS client supports all of these connections today and the process to make a connection is quite simple. Since connecting to Amazon Workspaces is already covered in our documentation here, let’s focus on Teradici Cloud Access Software (CAS) connections.Provision a suitable desktop VM that you wish to connect with.You can purchase a license (or obtain a trial license) from Teradici.last_img read more

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5 things to consider before signing a vendor contract

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kelly Flynn Kelly has over 15 years of sales and management experience helping financial institutions of all sizes. She leads a team whose charter is to optimize the value of every contract … Web: Details Picture this: you’ve just been offered what looks like a fantastic contract renewal by your current vendor for credit and debit card processing, or core processing. Renewing means you’re locked in, no price increases. You’re thinking, “Pretty sweet deal — and I don’t have to think about this again for a long while!” But don’t sign on the dotted line just yet — what you’re signing away could be a substantial amount of savings and much more.Flexibility and more bargaining power are the keys to securing the best deal. Having a third-party expert on your side to examine and negotiate your contracts line item by line item to find five-, six- , or even seven-digit savings is the best approach for getting the best results.So, before you ink a long-term deal, make sure you can answer “YES!” to all of the following:1. Is the vendor constantly innovating and evolving?History is filled with once-successful companies that failed to innovate and lost their edge … Kodak, Sears, America Online and more. Just because you’re with an industry-leading vendor now, the company could be on the decline in a decade or less. Before you hitch your financial institution to a vendor with a long-term agreement, it is important to investigate what it’s doing to stay relevant and competitive for the long-term. 2. Is this vendor the best partner for my credit union?Remember MySpace? It was all the rage until a little company named Facebook came on the scene. You can’t expect your credit union to be the same institution it was, say, 10 years ago —so be sure to partner with a vendor who will be able to best serve you now AND in the future. If you’re renewing with your current vendor, you should be confident they have your best interests at heart, are easy to communicate with and offer solutions that meet your needs — both short- and long-term. 3. Is the pricing structure of the contract appropriate?Prices for computers, GPS devices, data storage and other technologies have dropped significantly over time with increasing automation and decreasing production costs. The same could be true in the next decade for certain IT services and equipment currently used by your credit union. Make sure your institution reaps some of these savings related to increased efficiencies. A third-party contract negotiator can easily let you know if you’re overpaying for certain services compared to other financial institutions, or if there’s a better way to structure your contract to get better pricing.For services like contract negotiations and overdraft program consulting, contingency pricing offers the most appropriate option of all. 4. Will I be taken care of after I sign a long-term contract? Don’t get stuck with a vendor that operates with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Regardless of your asset size, you have the right to have high expectations for any service you purchase. Your vendor rep should be trustworthy, open to discussion, responsive to questions or concerns, and always proactively reaching out to you to make sure you’re 100% satisfied. 5. Will I be ready to renegotiate when the time comes?When you’ve been doing business with the same vendor for a long time, it can be easy to miss the auto renew deadline (typically 90 to 180 days from the contract expiration date) and let your contract automatically renew. However, renegotiating gives you the opportunity to review a vendor’s products and services against your credit union’s needs and lets them re-earn your business.Mark your calendar to begin renewal discussions between 12 to 18 months before the expiration date, which will give you enough time to get the best deal from your current vendor or, if need be, switch to a new one.Bottom line: Signing a multi-year vendor contract can be beneficial, as long as you carefully consider its short- and long-term impacts for your credit union. If you’re worried about the time it takes to renegotiate such agreements, partner with negotiation experts who will do all the heavy lifting to get you the very best deal. Learn more about how Franklin First Federal Credit Union benefited from contract negotiations support and then complete an easy, free appraisal to determine just how much you can save, starting today.last_img read more

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3-star wideout Ishmael verbally commits to Syracuse, pads impressive group of receivers

first_img Published on February 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Three-star wide receiver Steve Ishmael verbally committed to Syracuse on Tuesday, he confirmed in a text message to The Daily Orange.Ishmael, from North Miami Beach (Fla.) High School, also had offers from Boston College, Louisville, Cincinnati, Illinois, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Nebraska, Tennessee and West Virginia.“I chose Syracuse because my relationship with Coach McDonald and Shafer is right,” Ishmael said Tuesday night.The receiver also said that the chance to play with good friend Alin Edouard — a three-star quarterback commit from the Miami (Fla.) area — led him to choose SU. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver had 63 catches for 978 yards and 17 touchdowns during his senior season in North Miami Beach, according to is placeholder textIshmael visited the Orange on the weekend of Jan. 17 and attended SU’s basketball game against Pittsburgh. After his visit, he called Syracuse his “No. 1.” He had also visited the Bearcats, Fighting Illini and Cardinals, according to becomes the 23rd member of the Class of 2014 and the third wide receiver. He is ranked as the 86th-best wideout in the Class of 2014 and joins a group of impressive offensive weapons. K.J. Williams is a four-star wide receiver — SU’s first four-star commit since Ashton Broyld and Ron Thompson two years ago — and is the highest rated recruit in the class. He chose the Orange after narrowing his decision to Syracuse and Michigan. Corey Cooper is a three-star receiver who took a prep year at Jireh (Matthews, N.C.) Prep before enrolling this spring.The trio of wideouts are joined by a pair of big-target tight ends. 6-foot-6, 225-pound Jamal Custis, who was originally recruited as a receiver on Scout, has a listed 40-yard dash time of 4.37. 6-foot-4, 215-pound Adley Enoicy, who committed to the Orange on Sunday, is also listed as a tight end and received offers from Auburn, Miami (Fla.), Florida and Florida State, among other top schools. Wednesday is National signing day and these players, as well as the rest of SU’s verbal commitments, are expected to sign their letters of intent. Commentslast_img read more

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