Update: I want to clarify that I of course know that network connections all over the world are different in speed, latency and packet loss. My video only shows that my ad-hoc connection from Europe to the West Coast just works well and the video/website mentioned in this article could give the readers/watchers/listeners are wrong impression of PCoIP.
This week I was really surprised about an blog article I saw linked on Twitter. In the article/videos the author shows a virtual desktop connected over PCoIP from San Francisco to Ottawa. For more details on the scenario please check the article and also listen to the speaker in video. He said: “Definitely much much worse than ICA was…”. Well the “real world” scenario as he describes it looks really strange to me. Ok, he’s connecting from a hotel internet connection (which is mostly crap, but in SF?) via VPN to his data centre but only on one continent with a distance of approximately 5100km (Maybe the cable is going a longer way…). I know PCoIP and is has definitely a much better performance on the WAN and I checked it. This is my real world example: My connection is from my home office’s DSL line through the VPN to the data centre in California.
A ping from my local workstation to the View Manager Server looks like that: (Doh! 382ms)
64 bytes from xx.xxx.xx.xx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=382.313 ms
64 bytes from xx.xxx.xx.xx: icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=382.777 ms
64 bytes from xx.xxx.xx.xx: icmp_seq=4 ttl=242 time=382.545 ms
64 bytes from xx.xxx.xx.xx: icmp_seq=5 ttl=242 time=382.215 ms
And the result looks like that:
I think this is great for an overseas connection and watching a video, hah? Sometimes it hangs for a short time but 382ms!