Riverbed improves end-user experience for VMware Horizon View

Infotech Lead America: Riverbed Technology has announced the availability of solutions developed in collaboration with VMware to provide a reliable and consistent desktop virtualization end user experience in organizations that deploy VMware Horizon View 5.2.Riverbed, in partnership with VMware, has introduced many performance solutions with VMware Horizon View deployments, including certification of Riverbed Granite with VMware Horizon View, to provide acceleration, control and management into virtualized desktop initiatives.

Organizations that deploy VMware Horizon View with Riverbed performance solutions are able to achieve a more automated, flexible, scalable, and high performing VDI environment.

Riverbed Granite has achieved VMware Ready status with VMware Horizon View 5.2, enabling high performance remote and branch office virtual desktop deployments, ensuring VMware Global Support Services (GSS) support for customers who use the combined solution. Granite helps organizations to overcome the challenges of wide area networks (WAN)s, such as limited bandwidth, latency, and unforeseeable outages when delivering virtual desktops to remote locations. Granite delivers a high quality Horizon View user desktop experience, in conjunction with the VMware View Branch Office Desktop (BOD) and Business Process Desktop (BPD) solutions, while maintaining consolidation and control in the data center.

Riverbed offers a QoS solution for PCoIP that provides fine-grained control of Horizon View virtual desktop traffic. Organizations can achieve the appropriate balance between desktop virtualization and business applications using the combination of WAN optimization and the ability to prioritize PCoIP at a granular level along with other traffic that traverses the same WAN.

The Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager integrated with Horizon View provides acceleration, business continuity, fine-grained application-level control and high availability for end-users who needconstant access to desktops, applications and data from any device or location. Stingray Traffic Manager offers Global Load Balancing (GLB), secure socket layer (SSL) Offload and Riverbed Stingray TrafficScript, a programming language used to create rules to address problems including security vulnerabilities, application bugs, or application incompatibilities.

Cascade 10.0, released in Oct 2012, provides visibility of the PCoIP protocol for actions such as screen refresh, print and type. These functions are critical for troubleshooting and optimizing the usage and performance of interactive applications in Horizon View environments. It delivers the needed network performance management within Horizon View environments, giving organizations the critical ability to pinpoint, understand, and troubleshoot in VDI environments.

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