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With New Protocols, Remote Computing is Primed to Expand in 2010

What do Virtualization and Cloud executives think about 2010?  Find out in this series exclusive.

Contributed article by Stephane Verdy, Chief Technology Officer, Devon IT

With New Protocols, Remote Computing is Primed to Expand in 2010

When 2009 started, most remote access protocols had major gaps precluding them from being acceptable to mainstream users. RDP had no support for multi-monitor use or microphones, and was very inefficient with multimedia content like YouTube videos.

When 2010 starts, the remote access protocol landscape will have completely changed.  All major players (Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and RedHat) will have newer protocols and features available. Microsoft has RDP7, Citrix has new HDX extensions, VMware has PC-over-IP and RedHat has SPICE. And each of these protocols produces amazing user experiences in all industries.

Remote computing is primed to expand tiny niche populations (call centers, task workers) to the global corporate PC user market. And it's no secret: Alternative desktop computing methods with thin client devices and virtualization initiatives will continue to boom next year and beyond.

Devon IT works jointly with all protocol vendors, making sure that we offer products that allow our customers to take advantage of these latest protocols. Providing an advanced graphics experience requires an efficient protocol, but also a thin client that is fast enough to decrypt, decompress and render the display updates with minimal latency. We were the first thin client vendor to introduce a hardware PC-over-IP client, and we were also the first to market with an Intel® AtomTM processor-based thin client.

VMware ViewTM 4 and other powerful virtualization software will continue to expand users' capabilities, and we expect desktop virtualization to continue its momentum in 2010 and beyond. 

About the Author

Stephane Verdy, Chief Technology Officer, Devon IT

Stephane has over 10 years of experience in information technology, and is considered one of the thin client industry's foremost though leaders. He is responsible for Devon IT's technical support team and product development innovations, including hardware and software solutions anchored in alternative desktop computing.

Published Wednesday, December 09, 2009 5:45 AM by David Marshall
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