Jay Norris with Claris Networks defines a VPN, what its uses are and the three ways they are implemented. Check it out in the video in this post, or if you’d rather just read it, just scroll on below it for the text version.
Author: Larry Bodie
Pop quiz. Q. What do CBS and Microsoft have in common?
A. They both would lose money if they offered their products through the cloud.
It’s no secret that your cable company doesn’t want to make more viewable content available via the internet. Take network television as case in point. The big three networks will be the absolute last to deliver their shows in real time over the internet, despite the obvious advantages to viewers. Why? It’s because of the dollars – they lose the revenue. If they offer their programs through the internet, then they don’t control the sole avenue of distribution, they don’t control the attention of the viewers, and they don’t control the ad dollars.
In much the same vein, companies like Dell and HP don’t want to enable IT support companies and cloud providers to offer the windows desktop virtually from the cloud. Imagine how horrified Dell or HP would be if Claris Networks could offer the virtual Microsoft desktop from our cloud. Nearly 90% of our clients would have no need for a real desktop computer. Thin clients galore!