Virtualization

PCoIP Display Protocol: Information and Scenario-Based Network Sizing Guide

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Executive Summary

PC over IP (PCoIP) is a desktop virtualization tool that reduces the total cost of ownership for desktop management. This technology is used to compress, encrypt, encode, and transmit the entire computing experience over an IP to 'stateless' PCoIP enabled desktop devices. It cracks the challenges to maintain, manage, provide, and secure desktops in an enterprise, and offers a true, computing experience for an end-user, while it supports the efficiency and security of a centralized computing system. The PCoIP can be deployed over both LAN and WAN. VMware View is a desktop virtualization approach that includes management of virtual machines in datacenters and local devices through a client virtualization platform. VMware View is a host-rendered pixel encoding system that can be simply broadcasted to a software client loaded on a PC. This paper looks at five different sizing options and provides guidance on the deployment options of the assumed scenarios. The scenarios covered are: 'Work from home' with a dedicated DSL connection, 'road warrior' with a dedicated 3G connection, 'robo with T1' with a T1 connection, 'branch with site-to-site VPN' with a dedicated site-to-site VPN, and 'enterprise LAN' with a full LAN or switched network. Though the scenarios are clearly 'guidance only', the guidance provided is expert recommendations from a specialist in the development of technical content to evaluate the VMware implementation.

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