Our Pano Logic units have arrived

As a followup to my previous posts about thin clients and our research, we made a first step into the virtual desktop arena.  We purchased 55 Pano Logic units just before end of last year.  They arrived and have been safely stored away while we work out the rest of our implementation plans.  This is just our first step at HTC and we see the potential of choosing one or maybe two more solutions which meet our needs in other areas.   We are unsure how the Pano units will work in our business offices.  Our initial roll out will be in our central offices and we may expand upon that.

We still need to complete the backend infrastructure to handle our roll out.  We are making decisions now whether to locate our initial virtual desktop pools with our other virtual servers in the same cluster, or whether to deploy a new cluster.  We also have to look at DHCP for our entire network, as our current solution does not appear to be able to hand out the additional directives to the Pano devices.  I hope to be able to do a more detailed entry about the whole process once we get further down the road.

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Philip is a IT solutions engineer working for AmWINS Group, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Charlotte, NC. With a focus on data center technologies, he has built a career helping his customers and his employers deploy better IT solutions to solve their problems. Philip holds certifications in VMware and Microsoft technologies and he is a technical jack of all trades that is passionate about IT infrastructure and all things Apple. He's a part-time blogger and author here at Techazine.com.

4 Responses to “Our Pano Logic units have arrived”

  1. ITProfis #

    Interested in your experiences.

    But why you wanna use View ?
    Think the PanoDAS service together with the Panomgrsrv makes the connection to the Pano device not the view stuff.

    ITP

    January 21, 2010 at 12:19 pm Reply
    • Philip #

      Experiences has been largely good. We tried deploying them on T1 connections and the performance was not as good. We realized ahead of time that it may not work since its advertised as a LAN solution. Citrix apps within the Pano sometimes look choppy when paging through the application, but its very usable performance.

      We went with View for two reasons:

      1) View is advantageous from a licensing perspective to us. We didn’t want to mix our desktop VM’s onto our server VM cluster. It was much less costly to purchase View licensing for 30 VM’s and have two ESX hosts than to pay for two full ESX host license.

      2) We expected that Pano would fit some of our business needs but not all. We plan on deploying other end-point devices and possibly experimenting with View for offline laptops use.

      I agree, though, View is by no means a requirement. It worked in our particular case.

      January 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm Reply
  2. ProSync Technology Group has been working with Pano Logic for years now. If you find that you are not getting the answers you are looking for via the web look us up at http://www.prosync.com any of our VCP and PANO experts may have solved your issues already.

    Be well
    Don

    April 9, 2010 at 10:03 am Reply

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