The greenest datacenter is the one you don’t have to build, according to thin computing provider Wyse Technology. The firm today unveiled Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA) software that brings performance gains generally associated with WAN acceleration offerings to virtual desktops and thin clients.
Wyse VDA works transparently in the background with Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP, and VMware View to bring the remote desktop or cloud computing experience closer to LAN-like levels by minimizing the impact of network latency and reducing packet loss. And the perky performance should be noticeable, says the product page. “Wyse VDA accelerates Microsoft RDP and Citrix ICA protocols by up to 3 times on networks with up to 300ms latency and at least 768 kbps downstream bandwidth.”
Wyse estimates that VDA can double or triple a datacenter’s geographic reach in terms of acceptable performance for remote end-users, thus eliminating the need to dot the landscape with computing centers every couple hundred miles to service them. Naturally, the fewer (or smaller) the datacenters you use, the less it costs to power your IT operations.
Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator is available now for Microsoft Windows XP Pro and as an component of some Wyse thin clients and ThinOS 6.4 systems.