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Pano for Cloud: A Zero-Calorie Diet for SMB's


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July 03, 2012

Pano for Cloud: A Zero-Calorie Diet for SMB's

By Julie Griffin, Contributing Writer

For SMB’s Pano’s VDI is one of the only true zero-client systems on the market, and now the company known for their sleek VDI architecture has extended their technology by launching a new cloud computing platform. With Pano for Cloud, SMB’s can trim away even more superfluous weight associated with fat, thin, and other so-called zero-client systems. Pano for Cloud might be the ideal solution for SMB’s looking to trim down on their budgets this summer.

Pano for Cloud replaces the need for a local operating system or a CPU. The endpoint, Pano Zero Client, has no storage system and no memory device, so there are no security risks or wasteful power consumption. Additionally, Pano for Cloud relies on Chrome to provide Web-based desktop applications. 

President and CEO of Pano Logic (News - Alert) John Kish said, “Pano Logic is disrupting the economics of enterprise computing and providing a true cloud computing platform for organizations embracing cloud-based productivity applications.”

Since there is no need for OS licenses or fees associated with local operating systems, Pano estimates that the overall amount clients can save after making the switch is about 76 percent. Other sources calculate that the price of the service license amounts to as little as $5 per person for a 200-person company.

According to Kish, “For those organizations that don't require a full Windows environment, the transition is seamless with immediate benefits. The end user sees the Chrome browser interface. The IT manager sees a simple management console. The CTO sees staff spending less time managing the desktop. The CIO sees a path to the cloud. And the CFO sees savings adding up.”

Although Pano for Cloud is identified as an extension of VDI services, Karin Kelley of the 451 Group tells the press, "It’s less expensive and complex [than VDI], and SaaS (News - Alert) and Web applications are being used more and more.”

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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