During the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022, Reliance launched a new Jio AirFiber plug-and-play device using which customers can opt to use a virtual PC called Jio Cloud PC. Jio AirFiber can give fiber-like speeds wirelessly via WiFi hotspots.
As part of the AirFiber service, customers can access cloud PCs. Using JioAirFiber, people can avoid all expenses related to buying computer hardware, periodically upgrading it, and choose to use a virtual PC hosted in the cloud. With no upfront investment or tension of periodical upgrades, a user will need to pay only to the extent used, which could help cut costs significantly.
A cloud PC is a virtual desktop, a highly optimized and scalable virtual machine providing end users with a rich Windows desktop experience. The data is delivered in cloud PCs rather than physical devices, data centers, or devices like workstations. Cloud PCs work on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Microsoft currently offers a Windows 365 Cloud PC service that hosts virtual PCs with Windows installed.
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To access a Cloud PC, a user needs a device – Jio AirFiber plug-and-play device similar to Fire Stick. A CPU is not needed as the connected server will act as the powerhouse of a cloud PC.
Reliance says that the Jio Cloud PC device will be a game changer for students, small businesses, and gig workers in the country. Also, the solution will be helpful for large enterprises as no upfront investment will be required. Currently, there are no details on the availability and price of the device, but the Jio Cloud PC will likely be available after the rollout of Jio 5G services.