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1 January 2015 Comparing the Cost of Ownership of Physical PCs, VDI, and TetherView Desktops Executive Summary Physical desktop and notebook computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenanceheavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The groundswell of operating system migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) seems like a promising alternative, in reality it is too costly and complex for companies to implement. Why move the complexities and costs of managing physical desktops to another complex and expensive infrastructure? By moving virtual desktops to the TetherView Private Cloud, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment without the exorbitant capital costs and management issues.

2 Desktops: Ripe for Change Desktop computing has become a millstone for IT departments. While it is essential for delivering must- have applications and services to end users, IT managers are burdened by the tremendous amount of time, complexity and cost inherent in managing and securing physical PCs. And, a progressively tech- savvy and mobile user base is becoming increasingly frustrated because their computers lack the flexibility and capabilities that they have come to expect. Businesses have been aware of these issues for years, but it is only now that the tipping point for change has arrived. The trifecta of Windows migrations, increased mobile users, and tighter IT budgets has created the perfect storm for desktop computing change. Migration to Windows 7: With MS having dropped support for Windows XP, most companies are looking at a Windows 7/8 (or soon to be Windows 10) refresh. According to IDC, nearly 30 percent of businesses are still using XP and plan to move forward with Windows 7/8 or 10. However, many older PCs are not equipped to run Windows 7 which means that businesses need to purchase new computers in order to migrate workers. In fact, Gartner estimates that many businesses will end up replacing about 25 percent of their PCs before the end of their lifecycle to accommodate Windows 7/8 migrations. Organizations that decide to upgrade existing computers instead of replacing them won t save much money because of the new parts and labor needed for memory, hard disks and/or video adapters. TetherView allows businesses to repurpose their older PCs and extend their utility by an additional 5 years. No need to buy a new PC with a TetherView Private Cloud! Increasing number of mobile users: IDC estimates that 1 billion workers are mobile at least part of the time or remote from their firm s main location. Mobile workers need to access business applications and services from a variety of devices, including ipads, Macs, Chromebooks, Android-compatible tablets, and smartphones. Companies need a way to enable anywhere, anytime access. The TetherView Private Cloud is always accessible form any device.

3 Tighter IT budgets: PCs consume a large part of IT budgets, yet provide no competitive advantage. With continued economic volatility, businesses are keeping a closer rein on IT expenditures. Staying on top of security protocols, upgrading operating systems, maintenance of patches and the cost of supporting an increasingly dispersed user base continues to rise. TetherView centralizes the IT infrastructure of an entire business, better control and lower costs. Solutions for Comparison Comparing In House and VDI offerings vs. TetherView Private Cloud, on a per desktop cost basis. The categories for comparison are PCs and TetherView. Table 1: Total Cost of In House PC vs. TetherView Private Cloud In House Physical PC TetherView Private Cloud TetherView Turn Key Cost/ Month $0.00 $78.00 Purchase Computer & OS $75.00 $0.00 Anti-Virus & Anti Malware $2.50 $0.00 Onsite and Offsite Backup $7.50 $0.00 Encryption $19.00 $0.00 Patching and Operating System Updates?! $0.00 Setup and Migration?! $ Factor Security?! $2.00 Lost Productivity?! $0.00 Lost Computer Cost?! $0.00 Turn Over/Set up?! $0.00 Cost per Month $ $80.00 Cost per Year (12 x) $ 1, $

4 Table 2: Comparison of benefits between solutions In House PC Benefit Genuine, Customizable Windows Client environments Y Y Centralized Desktop Management N Y Walk-off Data Security N Y Simplified issue resolution and recovery N Y Simplified desktop deployment N Y No Upfront CAPEX N Y Pay as you go N Y Time to value in weeks, not months N Y Leverage carrier-class scale N Y Expand geographic coverage N Y Reduce complexity and risk N Y Built in Distaster Recovery N Y Compliance Assurance N Y TetherView Private Cloud

5 Table 3: Services Provided to TetherView Private Cloud PCOIP Connection Protocol RDP Connection Protocol Browser Connection Protocol Operating System Patching & Maintenance Group Policy Management Active Directory Management TetherView Turnkey Private Cloud Solution SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2 Compliant Data Center Anti-Malware Anti-Virus Implementation Plan Migrate Existing Data Onsite Implementation Training Initial Peripheral Setup Full Mobile Access Thin Application Provisioning Disaster Recovery Solution Customize User Settings Server Hosting and Setup Full Hardware Redundancy Full Data Redundancy Redundant Office Space Build and Provision Each User Two Factor Authentication Tier 3 Datacenter 100% Datacenter Uptime Guarantee

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