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Sponsor:   IGEL     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Windows 7 to Windows 10 Migration TCO & Features IGEL OS 11 Endpoint vs. Traditional Windows 10 Laptop

Publication date:   28 January 2020
Document number:    220103


January 14, 2020 marked the end-of-support (EOS) date for Microsoft Windows 7. According to Computerworld, over 400 million users were still running Windows 7 as of January 2020. This once-in-a-lifecyle event is forcing a migration to Windows 10 for millions of users.

IGEL developed IGEL OS 11 as a software-defined endpoint that provides simple, secure, high-performance access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud workspaces. This Linux-based system runs on any compatible 64-bit x86 hardware.

IGEL commissioned Tolly to evaluate a Windows 10 migration total cost of ownership (TCO) model that compared the costs of migration using a traditional (“fat client”) approach requiring new PC/laptop hardware vs. leveraging IGEL OS and legacy hardware to provide Windows 10 virtual desktops for users. Additionally, breadth of IGEL VDI support and client management were evaluated.

The TCO evaluation demonstrated the dramatic economic benefits of leveraging existing hardware for use as a virtual desktop client along with corresponding reductions in support costs with lightweight endpoints running IGEL OS. (See Figure 1.) Tolly engineers confirmed the fast and easy conversion of legacy PCs into IGEL virtual desktop clients along with the depth of management support.

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