Customer Story

Engineers Run Multi-terabyte 3D Simulations from Zero Clients and Laptops—with PCoIP Technology and Teradici Cloud Access Software

bell helicopter

Bell is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas, the company serves customers in more than 120 countries. Among its distinctions: being the first to break the sound barrier, being the first to certify a commercial helicopter, and sending a vehicle aboard NASA’s first lunar mission.

Challenges

  • Provide powerful workstations for analysts to run complex 3D simulations with outstanding image fidelity
  • Give analysts the flexibility work from either a zero client or laptop
  • Comply with U.S. Department of Defense data security requirements

Solution

  • Replaced under-the-desk workstations with rack workstations using Teradici Cloud Access Software or PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards
  • Gave analysts the flexibility to access their remote workstations from any device: PCoIP Zero Clients or laptops

Results

  • Replicated local workstation experience, including fidelity, model responsiveness and support for cut-and-paste and USB peripherals
  • Accelerated testing—from hours to 30 minutes for a typical simulation
  • Reduced test failure rate due to server outages because data center servers have redundant power supplies
  • Strengthened security because data never leaves the data center: only encrypted pixels travel over the network
  • Improved job satisfaction by providing option to work on laptops

Cloud Access Software is available for
Windows and Linux environments