IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge

  • June 27, 2019
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IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge
IGEL releases info brief on developoing Linux OS-based devices at the edge

June 27, 2019 – IGEL, a provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces,  announced the conclusions of the IDC InfoBrief, “Leverage Linux to Transform Endpoints and Thrive in the Cloud and Edge Revolution.” The IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by IGEL, shows that Linux is the fastest growing operating system (OS) for endpoint devices and that in 2018 Linux, for the first time, surpassed Windows shipments for thin clients, growing 6% per annum from 2015 to 2018 while Windows OS shrank 5% per annum during the same period.  

The IDC InfoBrief finds that the digital worker’s demand for speed, collaboration and innovation has never been higher. This is compounded by the rapid growth of Millennials and Generation Z employees in the workforce. IDC estimates that these two generations will make up nearly 75% of the workforce by 2025. These hyper-mobile workers demand high performance, frictionless user experience. 

Meeting this demand is the growth of the cloud-based workspace which can deliver increased productivity, security and manageability at a lower cost when compared to traditional EUC devices. Enabling the adoption of cloud workspaces is the power and flexibility of the Linux OS on the endpoint. Offering lower cost, heightened security, increased flexibility and unified endpoint management, Linux on the endpoint is rapidly becoming a de facto standard for cloud-enabled endpoint computing (EUC). 

“Endpoint transformation with Linux is an organizations’ golden opportunity to deliver cloud-like services to the hyper-mobile user and meet IT objectives,” states the IDC InfoBrief author, Archana Venkatramen, Research Manager – European Datacenter Research, IDC. “Cloud and IT consumerization have reset workforces’ expectations from IT around speed, collaboration and innovation. The time is now to make endpoints cloud-ready to boost workforce productivity and shine in this revolution.”

The IGEL OS is a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. Delivering hardened endpoint security, it supports any virtual or cloud environment – including Citrix, VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud – and runs on any compatible x86 endpoint hardware for highly productive and secure computing from anywhere. 

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