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Blast Extreme Does Not Measure up to PCoIP

Posted by Teradici on October 17, 2016

VMware recently announced the release of the Blast Extreme protocol in VMware Horizon 7, built on the H.264 video codec. A lot of claims have been made that Blast Extreme is now at feature and performance parity with Teradici’s PCoIP or that VMware will eventually drop support of PCoIP. Both claims are far from the truth. Using Blast instead of PCoIP will typically increase the cost of your server and network infrastructure while providing an inferior user experience, higher client management costs, and security exposures. These are some of the reasons customers will continue to demand support for PCoIP.

Topics: PCoIP, Zero Client, VMware, End-point Security, Remote Display Protocols, H.264, Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, Blast Extreme, GPU, pcoip encoding, NVIDIA, VMware Horizon, Cloud Access Software, CPU Load, Battery Life, Linux, Horizon Protocols

Blast Extreme Requires GPUs to Deliver a Competitive User Experience

Posted by Teradici on October 17, 2016

Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) are essential for delivering the rich, graphical experience for high-end, 3D applications such as CAD, GIS, Media and Entertainment, Oil and Gas Exploration, etc… However, the majority of users in a VDI or DaaS deployment are using 2D or lightweight 3D applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite) can easily be rendered using the CPU resources in the server making the benefits of using GPUs less obvious for these users. Thus, a properly designed display protocol needs to be able to deliver a great user experience whether a GPU is present or not while minimizing the impact on network bandwidth and the number of desktops that can be hosted on each server.

Topics: PCoIP, Zero Client, VMware, NVIDIA Grid, Remote Display Protocols, H.264, Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, lossless, Blast Extreme, Hardware Accelerator, GPU, pcoip encoding, NVIDIA, VMware Horizon, 3D graphics, latency, Bandwidth, Horizon Protocols

Improved VDI Performance & Cost Savings with Hardware Accelerator

Posted by Teradici on August 3, 2016

When a virtualized desktop environment fails to meet expectations, it’s likely due to either poor end user experience or higher than expected TCO, or both. The root cause is often a capacity issue. When server density is maxed out, that’s when you start to see performance problems such as choppy videos and reduced interactivity for applications.

End users expect reliable and consistent performance, not slowdowns that remind them of the dreaded hourglass or “spinning wheel of death” that indicates an overburdened CPU. Thankfully, there is a solution that can dramatically reduce the load on servers and protect the user experience at all times: the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator. 

Topics: PCoIP, VDI, Hardware Accelerator, server offload, pcoip encoding, University of Waterloo, gpu acceleration, Fairfield Energy

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