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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: Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, PCoIP, Zero Client, Amazon Workspaces, Amazon Web Services, H.264, Google Cloud, Google, VMware, VMware Horizon, Softlayer, Azure, Microsoft, Cloud, Cloud Desktops, Cloud Computing, Blast Extreme, Remote Display Protocols, Cloud Migration, Cloud Access Platform, Cloud Access Software, lossless, Hardware Accelerator, 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: Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, PCoIP, Remote Display Protocols, VMware, VMware Horizon, Blast Extreme, pcoip encoding, H.264, Zero Client, NVIDIA, GPU, Battery Life, Cloud Access Software, End-point Security, Linux, CPU Load, 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: Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, PCoIP, Remote Display Protocols, NVIDIA Grid, Hardware Accelerator, VMware, VMware Horizon, Blast Extreme, H.264, 3D graphics, NVIDIA, GPU, lossless, Zero Client, pcoip encoding, latency, Bandwidth, Horizon Protocols

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

Why You Need Multiple Codecs for Remote Display Protocols

Posted by Teradici on May 10, 2016

VMware recently announced the release of its Blast Extreme protocol in VMware Horizon 7, built on the H.264 video codec to enable additional use cases. As a long-time partner with VMware, we are excited to see any developments that can help increase adoption as this benefits the entire industry.

With VMware supporting both Blast Extreme and Teradici’s PCoIP protocol, many blogs and benchmarks have tried to compare Blast Extreme vs the PCoIP protocol. Most important for a complete comparison is that Blast Extreme uses a single H.264 video codec to compress the entire display, while the PCoIP protocol applies multiple codecs to the display as needed. Having just a hammer is fine if all you are working with is nails, but having a full toolbox is essential if you are building a house.

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

The PCoIP Protocol: A Decade of Focus on User Experience

Posted by Teradici on May 5, 2016

If you’ve been following Teradici’s blog, you will have already learned all about our history and where we’re headed. Now, we’d like to start focusing more on the PCoIP protocol: the architecture, how it compares to other protocols, our history of innovation, and what Teradici has planned for PCoIP down the road.

Topics: PCoIP, Cloud Computing, VDI, DaaS, Zero Client, Remote Workstation, VMware, Pervasive Computing Platform, Amazon Workspaces, Microsoft, PCoIP Workstation Access Software, HTML5, H.264, Cloud Desktops, GPU, Microsoft Build, User Experience, Blast Extreme, Blast Extreme Vs PCoIP, VMware Horizon, Horizon Protocols

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