Fully Integrated Within VMware View™, the Card Offloads PCoIP Tasks, Ensuring a Consistent End-User Experience at all Times while Reducing The Overall Cost Per Virtual Machine
Las Vegas, Nevada – VMware Partner Exchange – February 13, 2012 -- Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced the general availability of the Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card for VMware View™ deployments. Designed to offload PCoIP image encoding from the server, the card seamlessly and dynamically switches image compression tasks as needed without the user noticing the switch. Teradici also announced today a Channel Partner Program for the APEX 2800 (see separate release).
By offloading the most active 64 displays, APEX 2800 creates virtual CPU headroom to ensure consistent application performance. Reducing peaks in CPU utilization by up to 50% and smoothing overall CPU demand provides a reliable and consistent level of experience regardless of the overall demand on server CPUs.
“The APEX 2800 PCoIP server offload card is the first card on the market for VMware View™ deployments with the ability to dynamically and seamlessly offload the most active 64 displays,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, Teradici. “We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from beta testers and are excited to announce its general availability. The server offload card ensures the success of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments by protecting and ensuring a consistent end user experience even during peak usage time.”
The APEX 2800 PCoIP server offload card is compatible with all PCoIP zero clients and VMware View™ software clients. It is fully integrated into the VMware vSphere® and managed by VMware View 4.6 or later.
“Teradici is dedicated to developing solutions that help our customers gain the most benefit from their VMware View™ VDI environments,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. “Integration of the Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card with VMware View further improves the efficiency of running virtual desktops on VMware View 5 and VMware vSphere® 5 while delivering a more consistent end-user experience.”
The Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card is the first Teradici product sold direct to end customers and is now available through worldwide distributors and resellers, including Dell S&P and HP 3PO websites as a peripheral at MSPR of $1,995-1,999 in the US. For more information, please visit www.teradici.com/APEX.
Teradici will be demonstrating the Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card and other PCoIP products in booth 202 at the VMware Partner Exchange, taking place February 13 – 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Teradici’s PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, over any network and to any type of device without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs, laptops, or tablets. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it 'pixels only' across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.
The protocol is implemented in several software configurations, including VMware View™, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform as well as in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security. A growing ecosystem of over 30 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with PCoIP capability.
The APEX 2800 server offload card accelerates PCoIP image encoding by offloading this task from the CPU to a dedicated processor on a half-length, full-height PCI Express card. APEX 2800 is an easy to implement and cost effective solution for VMware View VDI deployments that decreases CPU utilization of peak users by up to 50% and enables VDI consolidation ratio improvements of up to two times for heavy multimedia workload. Most importantly, APEX 2800 protects and ensures a consistently high level of user experience by managing unexpected peaks in PCoIP encoding demand and headroom leaves the CPU to run applications better.
Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) technology, a unique remote display protocol which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions and high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. More information, including current career openings, visit: www.teradici.com.