Bernicia Group has simplified the management of its entire desktop estate using Igel’s endpoint management software.
As the result of a merger, Bernicia inherited a mix of old PC and thin-client desktops and wanted a cost effective, secure and flexible way of managing the desktops across four main sites and more than 20 satellite offices.
Adam Watson, network and infrastructure manager, Bernicia Group, said, “Rather than invest in a whole new fleet of hardware, we decided to use Igel’s Universal Desktop Converter software to turn all the devices into Igel desktops. It was a far more cost effective way to get more value from our existing desktops and to bring them under a single management system.”
Igel’s UDC is designed to repurpose existing hardware, taking just a couple of minutes to convert almost any x86 device, regardless of manufacturer or form factor, into a universally-deployable Igel Linux-based desktop. Connected to VMware virtual desktop infrastructure, the Igel devices can now be managed securely and remotely using Igel’s endpoint management software.
Watson said, “The fleet of old PCs was difficult to manage but that’s now in the past thanks to Igel. The desktops were easy to convert and the management software lets us do everything remotely from one place and harmonise the configuration. As the old hardware dies, we simply swap it for a cost-effective replacement and immediately convert the device to an Igel. Even our home workers use laptops converted to Igel devices.”