With new enhancements to its desktop virtualization software, Wyse is addressing network latency issues and rich-media content delivery.
Wyse Technology announced enhancements to its suite of desktop
virtualization software, including Wyse Virtual Desktop Accelerator and Wyse
TCX Suite, on Oct. 11.
In a separate announcement, Wyse
that its thin- and zero-client platforms can utilize the new VMware
View 4.5 in a virtual desktop
Wyse VDA accelerates content delivery including Web pages, Flash, media-rich
applications and text. The new version announced this week accelerates
connections with low bandwidth, as low as 1M bps, and low latency, as low as 30m
per second, the company said in a statement.
A big concern in a virtual desktop environment is displaying rich-media
content without overtaxing the network or having severe lag issues for the
user. Network accelerators optimize the bandwidth allocated to users to
minimize issues like latency and packet loss to improve user experience. Wyse
VDA is a software alternative to hardware-based network accelerators for PCs
and other devices in a desktop virtualization environment. It smoothes out
performance while delivering virtual desktops to remote branch or field-based
Wyse TCX Suite's new USB Virtualizer
protects corporate data by redirecting encrypted USB
drives, the company said. With this feature, companies can use encrypted USB
flash drives to store and move highly sensitive data within their virtual
environment, just as they would in a typical PC desktop environment, said Wyse
in an e-mail to eWEEK.
In many VDI environments, organizations can't opt to use portable storage
because most virtualization protocols can't decrypt the files stored on the
encrypted drives, according to the company. With the TCX Suite, users can
insert IT department-authorized flash drives into Wyse TCX-compatible endpoints
to utilize the data.
"Without Wyse TCX USB Virtualizer's
unique support for encrypted USB drives,
customers are either exposed to possible enterprise data loss because of the
use of non-encrypted drives or have to limit user productivity by disallowing
the use of USB drives," said Param
Desai, director of product management at Wyse Technology.
Also, Flash Acceleration has been extended to work on Mozilla's Firefox
browsers so users can view Flash in both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and
Firefox, Desai said.
The Wyse TCX Suite provides enhanced multimedia, audio, Flash, USB
support and multidisplay capabilities on desktop virtualization platforms. The
suite features Collaborative Processing Architecture that uses the endpoint's
processing power to deliver a virtual desktop.
By shifting processing workloads to the thin client whenever it's
appropriate, organizations can maintain a desktop virtualization infrastructure
without relying on larger, more expensive and more energy-intensive servers,
which allows the organization to lower IT costs, Wyse said.
Wyse will also be demonstrating how its client-side products for cloud
computing work with VMware View 4.5 at VMworld 2010 Europe
Oct. 12-14 in Copenhagen, Denmark,
the company said. The products on display include the Wyse P20 zero client
connecting to View 4.5 and delivering Windows 7, and the multiprotocol Wyse
R10LE connecting to View 4.5 and supporting dual screens. The Wyse
PocketCloud for Android
will also be featured at the show's mobile
, said Wyse.
Wyse is expanding its capabilities in desktop virtualization. The current
portfolio includes products for thin and zero clients, as well as support for
desktops, laptops and mobile devices with advanced management features in a
cloud computing environment.