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Introducing... Teradici All Access

Posted by Teradici on August 15, 2017

 

Exclusive access to software, support and resources from the inventors of PCoIP technology

Topics: PCoIP, Cloud Computing, VDI, Remote Workstation, VMware, Amazon Workspaces, Virtualization, Cloud Desktops, VMware Horizon, Cloud Access Software, GPUs in the Cloud, PCoIP Management Console, Amazon, PCoIP Zero Clients, remote workstation card, AWS, remote visualization, Cloud Endpoints, All Access, Cloud Access, Cloud Access Plus, Workstation Access

Thick, Thin, or Zero Clients?

Posted by Teradici on April 26, 2017

Have you moved to virtualizing your desktops? Are you struggling to determine which is the best client for your users with varying computational needs? Let’s set the story straight…

Topics: PCoIP, VDI, Zero Client, Amazon Workspaces, Virtualization, End-point Security, Cloud Desktops, VMware Horizon, Thin Clients, Cloud Security, Virtual Machines, PCoIP Zero Clients, AWS, Cloud Endpoints, VMware Horizon Clients, AWS Endpoints, Mason City Clinics, Thick Clients

Is PCoIP Hardware Accelerator Still Necessary?

Posted by Teradici on March 3, 2017


Do powerful new VDI servers still benefit from hardware acceleration?

Moore’s law continues to provide ever more powerful server processors that provide the ability to support more virtual desktops per server and improve the cost per desktop accordingly. How do these more powerful servers affect the value of PCoIP protocol offload provided by PCoIP Hardware Accelerator?

Topics: PCoIP, VDI, VMware, Virtualization, Hardware Accelerator, server offload, VMware Horizon, Moore's Law, VDI Servers, VDI Server Benchmarks

Tech Talk Thursdays: Learn How to Maximize Your PCoIP Zero Client Deployment

Posted by Teradici on December 22, 2016

Starting in January, we’re hosting a series of three ‘How To’ webinars to show you how to efficiently manage your PCoIP Zero Client deployment in an Amazon WorkSpaces or VMWare Horizon environment using the PCoIP Management Console Enterprise Edition. 

Topics: PCoIP, VMware, Amazon Workspaces, End-point Security, Webinar, VMware Horizon, PCoIP Management Console, TechTalk Thursdays, PCoIP Zero Clients, Webinar Series, Tech Talk Thursdays, Certificate Management, Zero Client Deployment, Amazon Workspace Graphics Bundle

The 'System-on-Chip' Technology Inside New PCoIP Zero Clients

Posted by Teradici on November 30, 2016

We recently announced a partnership between Teradici and Socionext to provide System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions that expands Teradici's PCoIP technology into new devices, markets and use cases. The first iteration of this partnership was the launch of Alta, our new line of PCoIP Zero Clients. Our next step will be exploring how we can expand PCoIP embedded endpoint solutions to  broader user cases such as digital signage, automotive, interactive media streaming and more. 

Topics: PCoIP, Cloud Computing, VDI, DaaS, Zero Client, Remote Workstation, Amazon Workspaces, Cloud Desktops, VMware Horizon, Cloud Access Software, Dan Cordingley, Socionext, Alta PCoIP Zero Clients, System-On-Chip Technology, USB 3.0, Tera2, Digital Signage, 4K UHD Display, The Register, Workstations in the Cloud, partnership, PXiV, WiFi, Bluetooth, SoC, System-on-Chip

PCoIP... The Freedom To Choose

Posted by Teradici on October 21, 2016

With the fantastic advancements being made in cloud technology, customers need to sort through all of the hype to avoid making quick decisions that unnecessarily lock them into a specific cloud or cloud software stack.
Cloud adoption is being driven by many factors including business efficiencies, reduced technological burden, increased collaboration for an increasingly mobile workforce, adaptability and the ability to scale operations easily and quickly.

Topics: PCoIP, Cloud Computing, Zero Client, VMware, Amazon Workspaces, Microsoft, Azure, Remote Display Protocols, H.264, Cloud Desktops, Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, lossless, Blast Extreme, Hardware Accelerator, VMware Horizon, Cloud Access Software, Cloud Migration, Cloud, Cloud Access Platform, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Google, Softlayer, Horizon Protocols

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

How Does the PCoIP Hardware Accelerator Work?

Posted by Teradici on August 22, 2016

We’ve shared with you how you can improve virtualization performance with Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator, the only product of its kind. Hardware Accelerator can dramatically reduce the load on VDI servers by not only reducing CPU overhead but also efficiently encoding the pixels generated by the GPU to deliver higher frames per second to the endpoint. Hardware Accelerator is the only solution available in the market that ensures efficient delivery of those pixels to the endpoint.

In order to show this to you firsthand, we created a video highlighting the performance benefits of the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator. This video will show you how the Hardware Accelerator smooths CPU usage peaks for the best and most consistent user experience at all times.

Topics: Hardware Accelerator, GPU, VMware Horizon, dashboard, validation video

The Importance of Lossless Support

Posted by Teradici on May 13, 2016


In our previous post, we talked about the importance of choosing a protocol that supports multiple codecs so that you have the best end-user experience possible, while also having the optimal CPU load and bandwidth usage. Choosing a multi-codec protocol, such as PCoIP vs a single-codec protocol like H.264, recognizes that your experience on your desktop is dynamic and that your protocol should be dynamic as well. 

When comparing protocols, however, it’s not just about multiple codecs. One of the other important distinctions between PCoIP and other protocols such as VMware Blast Extreme, which is based upon the H.264 codec, is the concept of lossless support. 

Topics: PCoIP, VMware, Codecs, HTML5, Remote Display Protocols, H.264, Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, Blast Extreme, Video, User Experience, VMware Horizon, Horizon Protocols

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