VMware View 5.x with PCoIP Optimization Controls
VMware in collaboration with Teradici is working hard to improve the rich user experience even more by adding new features and improving existing ones. The vDesktops running on VMware View can be reached through lots of different devices including Apple iPads or Android-based tablets. The VDI solutions on the market are getting more and more mature in a rapid fashion.
New PCoIP enhancements will be released with the next release of VMware View. PCoIP Optimization Controls will be one of them, with these controls you can tweak the bandwidth usage which can result in a 75% bandwidth improvement. This is huge!
What is in the PCoIP Optimization Controls:
New PCoIP Performance Settings:
- An update to the lossless CODEC. One of the leading causes of high bandwidth utilization for remoting protocols has historically been from advancements of fonts such as ClearType fonts. This has been well known for some time. One of the new enhancements for VMware View with PCoIP is an update to the PCoIP lossless CODEC used for text that will improve compression – resulting in lower bandwidth requirements.
- Implementation of client side caching. With new advanced capabilities, View will cache images and portions of the desktop composition to minimize retransmission of pixels across the network. This results in a significant reduction in the bandwidth of individual sessions – perfect for static screen content that does not need to be updated or in situations where only a portion needs to be refreshed. A configurable setting, administrators will have the option to enable, disable and configure the amount of cache used.
- The ability to disable build to lossless. Many of you familiar with PCoIP know one of the biggest benefits of PCoIP is the rich user experience it provides and its unique ability to offer a fully lossless experience. For users who want to maximize bandwidth savings vs. lossless image quality, we will provide an option for disabling PCoIP build to lossless in favor of build to perceptual lossless. Providing this capability allows customers the option to choose the right solution for their individual deployments.
If you want to read more about these exciting new features and capabilities read the full blog post by Warren Ponder on the VMware blog.
Edwin Weijdema is a Solutions Architect at Veeam for the Benelux & Nordics region and has over 20 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing data center technologies for large companies. His areas of expertise include virtualization, networking, and storage solutions. He knows what it takes to add business value to partners and customers. He is a veteran vExpert, Cisco Champion 2015 and holds several other certifications.