Has anyone on the list had much success in doing VDI for CG Workstations?
A VDI or Zero-Client solution is on our list-o-things to look into this year and would love to hear from the community.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of julian firminger
Sent: September 14, 2017 3:49 AM
Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] CGI racked workstations
In that case...
There are plenty-o-arguments for PCoIP. But you'd be well worth looking at some KVM options. IHSE, ThinkLogical, Adder, there are more.
We run ~120 workstations in a DC, mostly AvidMC. We have a ThinkLogical and an SDI matrix side by side, all the Mojo/Aja/Nitris outputs run through the matrix and all the rest goes via the TL. Wtih just a fibre pair and SDI cable, we
can deliver any workstation to any suite, in the building or down fibre we own to other cities.
Advantages over PCoE
* way more stable
* cannot suffer bandwidth problems, the only limitation is speed of light
* 4K capable
* Matrix style idiot proof "ws24>suit15: click/done" assignment
* not IP, needs dedicated fibre per endpoint
* obviously wont go to a colo very well
Ya gotta plan ahead though. Every room in our buildings has 4 or 8 fibre plus SDI to it. I think every room except the toilets. Knowing our network architect (Harm van Houten, on this list) there probably is fibre in the toilets.
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United Broadcast Facilities
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Fabrice Altman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for all the inputs. Most helpful.
The reasons wed like to go down that route:
No risk of the odd spilt cup of tea/coffee ending up on an expensive machine.
Easier/faster cabling/termination in the future.
We would only have 15 machines maximum, on site.
Maybe in a collo, way down the line in the future.
If we need more in peak times, they will have to be deskside for now.
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