Last week Wyse Technology announced the release of Virtual Desktop Accelerator (VDA).
This new protocol enhancement, probably a superset of the existing TCX Multimedia technology that VMware is OEM’ing, is promised to accelerate up to 3 times the performance of Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp (using the ICA protocol), VMware View and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (both using the RDP protocol) in WAN scenarios with more than 200ms in network latency.
Like the Citrix Branch Repeater and other products in this space, VDA works as a proxy that customers need to install on the branch office.
VDA is embedded in Wyse thin clients that use the ThinOS 6.4 but its works also on regular fat clients like workstation and laptops powered by Windows XP.
Here’s a 2 minutes demo of the technology: