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Trevor Poapst BCom Global Strategist, Desktop Multiplier Omni Technology Solutions Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED 10) – Migrate to Linux at a Fraction of the Cost!
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Desktop Multiplier Overview (5 minutes) How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work? (10 minutes) Total Cost of Ownership Savings (10 minutes) 2 Features & Benefits (10 minutes) 3 Ideal For… (10 minutes) Questions & Answers (10 minutes) Seminar Overview Linux Seminar Overview
Considering SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop? The Desktop Multiplier allows 10 monitors, keyboards, mice and users to work at the same time on a shared SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop computer – no special hardware required! Simply add standard graphics cards, monitors, USB keyboards and mice to an existing system and install the Desktop Multiplier. Considering SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop?
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1.Fastest, easiest and least expensive way to deploy large numbers of full-featured desktops 2.Dramatically lowers Total Cost of Ownership by eliminating up to 9 out of every 10 PCs 3.Leverages your existing investments in Novell GroupWise, Novell Messenger, Novell iFolder and your network file servers 4.Delivers a much richer user experience than thin clients or Blades at a fraction of the cost 5.Ideal for schools, universities, governments and healthcare facilities 6.Powered by Userful, an industry leader in affordable, multi-user desktop computing Desktop Multiplier Highlights Desktop Multiplier for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Highlights
Modern PCs spend virtually the entire day idle. By leveraging this under-utilised capacity, the Desktop Multiplier software delivers a compelling 10-to-1 advantage when deploying SLED 10 Desktop Multiplier allows for multiple instances of the same programs to run by multiple users. Each user has his or her own monitor, keyboard and mouse and log in to their unique profile Designed as a simple software add-on to SLED 10, the Multiplier is ideal wherever two or more PCs are in close physical proximity (15 ft) Multipliers 10-to-1 Advantage Desktop Multipliers 10-to-1 Advantage
Section 2 How Does the Multiplier Work? Section 2: How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?
How Does the Multiplier Work? How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?
Key Points Thin layer of software that wraps around the Linux kernel Listens for: (1) keyboard input; (2) mouse input; and (3) monitor output Assigns these items to a unique user session Tracks up to 10 independent user sessions at the same time How Does the Multiplier Work? How Does the Desktop Multiplier Work?
The Desktop Multiplier virtualises the Linux user interface layer, so that a single computer box can drive the user interface hardware for multiple, simultaneous users. The Desktop Multiplier is transparent to the Linux kernel and is compatible with the Novell Client for Linux and ZENworks. Technically Speaking… Compatible with Novell Client for Linux and ZENworks
Link keyboards and mice to monitors with a single key-press (Function key) and click of a mouse To reassign a keyboard or mouse, simply unplug the device(s) and plug them in again. You will be prompted with a wizard screen to reassign the devices. Linking Keyboards / Mice to Monitors Linking Keyboards and Mice to Monitors
Connect USB Devices to Powered Hub Connect USB Devices to Powered USB Hub
Assigning Keyboards / Mice to Monitors Assigning Keyboards and Mice to Monitors
Fat client with dedicated video, keyboard and mouse access Outperforms thin clients and Blades at a fraction of the cost Richer user experience Easier to set up and deploy No special hardware required! Desktop Multiplier vs Thin Clients
Section 3 Features & Benefits (10 minutes) Section 3: Features & Benefits
Imagine being able to save 80-90% on deploying and managing your desktops Leverages existing investments in hardware, Novell GroupWise, Messenger and ZENworks 10-to-1 advantage on hardware, software, management and infrastructure costs Benefit: Significant TCO Savings 1 Benefit 1: Significant TCO Savings
Performance does not significantly vary from a single-user computer Rich user experience Automatic file and memory caching Only momentary delay may occur when loading large programs into memory Benefit: Excellent Performance 2 Benefit 2: Excellent Performance
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Single command installs software Intuitive graphical user interface Detailed documentation and on-line FAQ available No special hardware required! Benefit: Easy to Use and Install 3 Benefit 3: Easy to Use and Install
Less vulnerable to viruses and security threats Unsurpassed computing power, portability, security and flexibility User-friendly GUI and excellent software bundle Easily networked to Novell and Microsoft network file servers Benefit: Leverages Benefits of Linux 4 Benefit 4: Leverages Benefits of Linux
Cost-effectively priced at $99 (80) per seat Optional annual software upgrade protection plan (30%) Benefit: Cost-Effective Pricing 5 Benefit 5: Cost-Effective Pricing
Think About It… Instead of 10 computers, you only buy one SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop comes bundled with OpenOffice (compatible with Microsoft Office) Instead of paying for electricity, back-ups, HVAC and maintenance for 10 computers, you only need to worry about one Think About It…
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Compelling Value Proposition The Desktop Multiplier's ability to leverage the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop for up to 10 users on one standard computer presents a huge value proposition for our corporate, government, and educational clients. Not only does the Desktop Multiplier significantly reduce hardware and software costs, but it also results in a 10-to-1 savings on computer management, electricity, and infrastructure costs. This is very important to our customers. – Allison Singh, Senior Novell Systems Engineer, Novell South Africa Compelling Novell Linux Desktop Value Proposition
Section 4 Total Cost of Ownership Savings (10 minutes) Section 4: Total Cost of Ownership Savings
The Desktop Multiplier enables you to save as much as 80% on deploying your Linux Desktop computers and 90% on long-term management costs Free Linux TCO Calculator at: Multipliers 10-to-1 Advantage Desktop Multipliers 10-to-1 Advantage
Perfect For… Considering SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop? Migrate at a fraction of the cost! The Desktop Multiplier is perfect for… Schools Call Centres Healthcare Businesses Government Airports & Hotels Perfect For…
Other Opportunities Tradeshows, meetings and conferences Government and NGO connectivity projects Building lobbies and lunch rooms Internet cafés Cruise ships Retirement homes Job banks Remote communities Oilfield well sites Other Opportunities
Review: One AMAZING solution! Connect 10 users to a single desktop computer – no special hardware required! Easy to install Leverages SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and existing Novell investments Rich user experience Dramatically reduces TCO and provides more licensing freedom Compelling 10-to-1 advantage One AMAZING Linux Solution!