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Q&A: Interview with Teradici and Talking Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH)

Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol that enables a true PC experience for cloud delivered desktops, today announced the introduction of the Teradici Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) solution.  To find out more, I was able to speak with Trent Punnett, VP of marketing, product management, and systems engineering at Teradici.  Here is our conversation:

VMblog:  Teradici recently announced its Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) solution.  Can you tell us about the main benefits users will see?

Trent Punnett:  Simply put, our Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) solution will deliver PCoIP capabilities to Microsoft Windows Server RDS environments. With this, IT managers who have both VMware View and RDS desktop environments will now be provided with consistent performance, security, and user experience across both desktop pools. This offering expands PCoIP protocol solutions to a brand new and wider PC user base and provides access to both VDI and RDSH desktops using a single protocol and the same PCoIP client in a mixed VMware View and RDSH environment.

VMblog:  Can you provide us with a few examples of what the Teradici RDSH solution will provide IT managers running both VMware View and Microsoft RDS session desktop environments?

Punnett:  Bringing PCoIP to Microsoft Remote Desktop Services gives IT managers the ability to manage both VMware View and RDS session desktops through VMware View Manager. By providing PCoIP protocol support for Microsoft RDS session desktops, IT can now experience the benefits of increased performance and security, along with a much better user experience. This solution improves scalability in an RDSH environment using the APEX server offload card, and provides enhanced user experience with PCoIP on Windows Server computing.

VMblog:  What made Teradici decide to release a RDSH solution?  Was there a gap in the marketplace that you saw?

Punnett:  Yes, we saw a growing market demand for customers with VMware View deployments that are looking for a single environment for VDI and RDSH systems. These users needed higher security and performance. Bringing PCoIP to RDSH desktops offers the protocol's uncompromising end-user experience, which has yet to be provided through other server based computing solutions.

VMblog:  What do you see as the main value of Teradici's RDSH solution?

Punnett:  The Teradici RDSH solution will provide options for users who are interested in remoting the desktop with high compatibility options. Users are now able to also leverage the highest security and lowest power footprint end points with Tera2 Zero Clients.

VMblog:  Let's talk more about functionality. What can we expect?

Punnett:  The functionality exceeds expectations. Bringing PCoIP to Microsoft RDS has allowed IT to bring high performance and security to their use cases, including WAN and graphically intense applications. RDSH customers will enjoy the benefits provided by all PCoIP products including APEX's CPU offloading potential.


Thanks again to Trent Punnett, VP marketing, product management, systems engineering at Teradici for taking time out to speak with VMblog.

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:39 AM by David Marshall
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