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.
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 …
Wednesday 10th February 2016 04:08 GMT Anonymous Coward
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.
Wednesday 10th February 2016 20:44 GMT Najt
Wednesday 10th February 2016 22:06 GMT Anonymous Coward
"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.
Thursday 11th February 2016 00:49 GMT Najt
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.