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What is CAS Manager as a Service?

CAS Manager is a Teradici management plane enabling users to configure, manage and monitor brokering of remote workstations. CAS Manager enables highly-scalable and cost-effective Cloud Access Software deployments by managing cloud compute costs by brokering PCoIP connections to remote Windows or Linux workstations.

CAS Manager as a Service is a service that is managed by Teradici that enables CAS users to securely access the cloud-based version of CAS Manager. CAS Manager as a Service also requires an external component called Cloud Access Connector that resides in the users environment. Cloud Access Connector is a access hub that facilitates PCoIP connections to remote desktops and workstations by providing user authentication, entitlement and security gateway services. In all deployment environments, CAS Manager as a Service interacts seamlessly with Cloud Access Connectors to access and manage your remote desktops and workstations.

Once CAS Manager as a Service has been enabled, all configurations and deployment management will be carried out in the Admin Console.

The following image outlines the CAS Manager as a Service architecture for an on-premises scenario:

Cloud Access Connector On-Premises

The following image outlines the CAS Manager as a Service architecture for a public cloud scenario:

Cloud Access Connector Public Cloud

The following image outlines the CAS Manager as a Service architecture for a multicloud scenario:

Cloud Access Connector Multi-Cloud

You must download, authenticate and then install the Cloud Access Connector. For more information on installing the Cloud Access Connector, see Installing a Cloud Access Connector.

CAS Manager as a Service and Cloud Access Connector Ports

For a more detailed breakdown of the ports and connection descriptions, see Firewall and Load Balancing Considerations.

Customer Costs

Customers are responsible for the cloud computing costs associated with the Cloud Access Connector and the remote workstations that they create and run.