Wyse launches protocol accelerator for VDI solutions

Wyse claims a three-fold performance increase in remote protocols to help with virtual desktop acceleration and cut down on expensive datacenter costs

Last week, thin client provider Wyse Technology unveiled the release of its latest software solution, the Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA). The company's VDA software can be used to speed up remote virtual desktops, independent of what the distance is between it and the host datacenter. VDA is designed to deliver the best user experience possible given the network bandwidth allocated, making a virtual desktop solution suitable for remote sites, branch offices, public and private clouds, or field-based users.

Wyse said that poor network performance for thin computing protocols can reduce user experience, forcing organizations to limit deployment scope, deploy additional datacenters, use higher-cost networks, purchase expensive hardware accelerators, and even fall back to costly legacy techniques. So over the last year, the company's engineers began researching how to overcome these weaknesses. The answer? Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator.

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The solution seems to involve server tunneling and proxying techniques, as well as substituting Wyse's error/packet loss correction for the standard TCP layer. This allows VDA to help accelerate Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) to speed up connections to VMware View and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, and Microsoft Terminal Services and Microsoft Hyper-V VDI. According to the company, applications using this technology can be accelerated and delivered to the end-user interface three times faster than normal.

Wyse also claims that VDA can cut down on expensive datacenter costs. The solution can extend datacenter service boundaries out a distance two or three times further, so companies no longer need to lease datacenter space that is as physically close to the client machines as without it.

Watch a quick 38-second demo of the Wyse VDA solution in action to get a better understanding of what the technology offers.

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