Enterprise Print Management – VDI Printing Solution Alternatives
When it comes to print traffic and data flow, there is a major difference between physical desktop printing and virtualized desktop printing. Physical desktop printing is simply print traffic flowing from a workstation to a printer.
The issue with VDI printing is that there is no way to eliminate print traffic from going through the WAN, which will inherently cause bandwidth and latency problems. So what are the best options for eliminating bandwidth and print speed issues in a VDI environment?
Serverless Printing – The Right Print Management Solution?
For organizations with remote offices and limited bandwidth availability, print servers were deployed at the remote site to minimize traffic on the WAN connection. The problem, however, was that it became very difficult to manage a distributed fleet of remote print servers, let alone the overhead required to support it.
In order to reduce the amount of printer management, a push to consolidate all servers into the data center has become the new trend. This process, known as server virtualization, is now happening everywhere and is making server management a lot easier. This push, eventually led organizations to also virtualize their remote print servers for better ease of management.
High Availability Printing – How To Ensure Maximum Printing Uptime
In today’s fast paced mobile enterprise environment, a printing outage is more often than not a huge problem that results in loss of productivity and increased help desk calls.
In certain industries such as healthcare and government, even a minor printing issue can have a detrimental effect on their users or customers. It is crucial that enterprise business environments with a high dependency on maximum printing uptime take the time to properly make printing highly available within their IT infrastructures.
4 Steps To Achieve Fast Remote Printing At Lower Costs
Being able to seamlessly print documents from anywhere is not a nice to have, but rather a requirement for many organizations today, especially those with global operations.
The most common issues associated with remote printing are latency and bandwidth, due to large geographical distances between remote branches and the data center.
This leads to slow printing, incomplete or abandoned print jobs, resulting in loss of productivity and the risk of confidential information being left out in the open. So where do you begin in order to achieve a fast, secure and effective remote printing infrastructure?
Secure Print Management – 3 Steps To Prevent Print Security Breaches
Quocirca 2013 Research reported that 63% of organizations have experienced one or more data breaches through printing. And yet, many organizations are not doing enough to protect their printing environment, leaving themselves open to potential data breaches.
Dealing with printing security can be labor intensive and time consuming, but is still the responsibility of the organization to ensure document security.