Direct IP Printing or Print Servers – Which one is better?
Issues with print maintenance and figuring out how to properly configure your printing environment has always been a huge struggle for system administrators.
Both set up environments will have its problems and advantages. Deciding upon how to configure your printing environment, whether it be through direct IP printing or print servers, really comes down to your needs.
Client Side Rendering – Is it a viable Enterprise Print Solution?
Oh man! Client side rendering, who thought this was a great idea? Ok so you basically turn your entire client machine base into print servers right!?
Well, yes because that’s effectively what you are doing if you adopt a client side rendering print method.
So why is client side rendering so popular in many IT communities and why is it pushed so heavily by the printer hardware vendors?
Simply put, it reduces print servers and prevents print traffic from traversing the WAN. These reasons sound great, but for all intents and purposes it creates more printing issues than you had in the first place.
What is Serverless Computing? A New Era in the IT World
Serverless computing is now trending in the world of software architecture.
Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, the world’s leading cloud providers, have all invested a large chunk of their resources in developing state-of-the-art Serverless computing technology.
But what is serverless computing?
What is the makeup of serverless computing, and what has lead to its rapid uptake and adoption among enterprises across the world? This blog will explore these issues and more!
Print Serverless Printing: Is it Right for your IT Environment?
Serverless printing enables direct Internet Protocol (IP) printing from computers to network printers. Each workstation is configured to connect directly to each printer with each corresponding printer driver.
This type of setup removes the complication of having a piece of dedicated server for printer purposes, but is it right for your print 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.