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Microsoft Semi-Cloud Closer to Reality

The cloud, in part, evolved from virtualization. Server virtualization makes massive server farms act as a utility. And client virtualization makes in-house and remote servers act as a sort of cloud. The processing is separate from the client, and if constructed right, is adaptable the way a cloud should be.

This is all justification for why I'm covering Microsoft's newest thin client tool. Windows Thin PC is now solid enough that CDs are being pressed and downloads readied.

Microsoft has a ton of virt tools. This one is based on Windows 7, and like the old Terminal Services, serves up apps from a Windows Server. In this case, Win 7 apps and its interface can be accessed by older PCs that could never run the OS from their own hard drives. This is a nice lifeline for decrepit machines that otherwise would be in a dump in China.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/14/2011 at 12:47 PM


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