Graphic station environments virtualization: Connection protocols

by | Jan 16, 2015


Last week we talked broadly about graphic station environments virtualization and the solutions available in the market today. As we already anticipated in that publication, in these specialized environments, the selection of the connection protocol for the virtual graphic stations is one fundamental piece.

There are several protocols in the market that are optimized for these types of tasks:

RemoteFX: Microsoft’s proprietary protocol, which permits the sharing of the graphic card located in the physical server among the different virtual workstations.

HP RGS: This is the protocol developed by HP to allow advanced graphics in remote connections.

HDX 3D Pro: This is the approach made by Citrix to connect to remote graphic stations.

PCoIP: This is the protocol used by VMware, fruit of their joint development with Teradici.

SPICE: This is the Open Source remote connection protocol used in KVM platforms.

If we take into account the existence of different approaches for a single solution, and with the correct selection of the most suitable connection protocol, the possibilities for adopting a solution for work station environments are practically unlimited.

It is advisable to try as many options as possible and analyze what the user experience is like, what the bandwidth consumed is, what density of virtual graphic stations is chieved per server, etc.

UDS Enterprise features make possible to face all of these challenges in an effective, simple and economic way.



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