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VMware has taken the wraps off what looks like the culmination of several years building an end-user computing business. Workspace ONE is the name of the new product, an odd choice given that arch-rival Citrix offers Workspace Suite and Workspace Cloud. The similarity doesn't end there. Both companies now offer different …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It still comes down to really expensive, beefy servers in the data-center and licensing costs and that part of the financial equation overwhelms even the cost VMware will charge to use their IP. Nice technology, though.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Finally!

    Nice to see they've finally bailed out on Teradici. It made no sense for them to rely on a third party for such a critical component of their VDI strategy, especially given Teradici's complete inability to keep up with the View development cycle. Adios Teradici. You won't be missed.

  3. Terafirma-NZ

    Here is hoping some engineers were involved this time and not just marketing. Some of these bundles never took off as once it got to technical level the sheer complexity killed any attempt at deployment.

  4. Najt

    Why did they even bother with PCoIP ? You need custom HW to offload/accelerate encoding and decoding it and on the other hand you have video codec which is used practically everywhere and supported by everything.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Timing...

      "Why did they even bother with PCoIP ?"

      Years ago, you had your choice of RDP, ICA or PCoIP. Only one of those wasn't owned by a competitor, and VMware jumped in bed with Teradici.

      And then along comes H.264 - fast, cheap, bandwidth-stingy, and available on enough devices to be a viable replacement for the display portion of PCoIP, where most of their IP lives.

      What's going to be interesting is to see how well VMware handles the side-channel stuff like clipboard, printing, USB redirection, etc. compared to PCoIP. H.264 is great for showing the screen, but it doesn't address the full needs of a remote protocol.

      Years ago I complained (more like begged) VMware to please buy Teradici and fix the support/development issues. Guess the answer is pretty clear now as to why they didn't.

      1. Najt

        Re: Timing...

        Well H.264 exists from 2003 or 2004 I think, so it is was around before PCoIP and mainstream support for it is avaliable at least last 3 or 4 years.

        And PCoIP wasn't much good up to View 5 which was released at the end of 2011. If vmware was serious about PCoIP they would buy Teradici as soon as they started.

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