Monday, 27 July 2009

Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator

A couple of weeks ago Wyse Technology, which specialises in thin computing and client virtualisation, announced the launch of Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA). The software is aimed at the problem of network latency, packet loss and other issues that occur as the distance from a data centres increases.

Wyse says that VDA virtually eliminates these problems by accelerating network protocols up to three times. The results is a better end-user experience and productivity in virtualised settings. As a consequence, according to Wyse, enterprises can consolidate data centres, eliminate redundancies, improve ease of management for the IT staff and reduce maintenance costs. Consolidating data centres means less energy consumption and carbon emissions are reduced.

The software-only solution is also apparently easy to deploy, requires no hardware or appliances and is optimised for virtual desktop deployments. Wyse says that results from early implementations have suggested significant potential cost savings to participating companies.

I'm not sure how much of a problem latency really is, but if companies are building data centres just to get round the problem, then this has to be something worth considering.

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