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GPU Accelerated VDI

A little while ago, VDI expert and community fellow Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) asked Shawn Bass (@shawnbass) and me if we want to join him to write a new “smackdown” whitepaper on hardware accelerated graphics solutions for VDI. In the past, Ruben has published a number of such comparison whitepapers covering various topics, and they enjoyContinue Reading

Written on January 26, 2014 at 7:23 pm, by

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Remoting Protocol Testing Methodology

Over the last couple of weeks and months, Shawn Bass and I have presented the latest findings of our remoting protocols comparison tests at several industry events, such as Citrix Synergy, BriForum and VMworld. Even though I have already published a blog article on “How to Compare Remoting Protocols”, session attendees are still asking usContinue Reading

Written on September 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm, by

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My Thoughts on Synergy 2013

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the CTP meeting followed by Citrix Synergy in Anaheim. In contrast to last year, I must say that this time it was a great experience. Citrix seems to be back on track when it comes to their “bread-and-butter” business around XenApp and XenDesktop. During his keynote, Citrix CEOContinue Reading

Written on May 29, 2013 at 10:32 am, by

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How to Compare Remoting Protocols

If you want to learn about a good way of comparing remoting protocols such as Microsoft RDP/RemoteFX, Citrix ICA/HDX, VMware/Teradici PCoIP and Quest EOP, this article is for you. As you may already know, Shawn Bass and I have invested substantial time into testing and comparing the most popular Windows remoting protocols in our vendor-independentContinue Reading

Written on November 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm, by

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…and finally, going to Brazil

It’s been an incredible year so far.  Over the last months, Shawn Bass and I were busy testing various popular Windows remoting protocols in our vendor-independent labs.  It was all about installing available remote desktop products out of the box on reference hardware and finding out how it feels like when using applications with differentContinue Reading

Written on November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm, by

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Remoting Protocols – In Quest For Truth

At BriForum in Chicago two weeks ago, Shawn Bass and I presented a session comparing today’s most popular remoting protocols Microsoft RDP, Citrix ICA/HDX, Quest EOP and VMware/Teradici PCoIP. We figured that it doesn’t help attendees if we introduce an artificial performance index representing each protocol’s quality. Instead we created a large number of 30-secondContinue Reading

Written on June 30, 2010 at 12:19 am, by

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