VMworld Las Vegas — August 30, 2011 —Today at VMworld® 2011, Teradici Corporation, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced the Teradici Network Solutions Partner Program. First to join the program will be charter program partner Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the IT performance company and market leader in wide area network (WAN) optimization. Teradici and Riverbed® will engage in a strategic partnership to ensure the high performance of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for VMware View™ environments.
The Teradici Network Solutions Partner Program has been developed to help build technical partnerships with network OEMs to enable the integration and optimization of PCoIP® technology. The program allows network OEMs to access the PCoIP protocol and protocol interfaces, allowing for network optimization of UDP-based PCoIP traffic.
“We see our future collaboration with Teradici and the Network Solutions Partner Program as a great way to show our continued commitment to accelerating Virtual Desktop Infrastructure,” said Venugopal Pai, vice president of global alliances at Riverbed. “We’re looking forward to our partnership with Teradici since they are the developer of the PCoIP protocol, offering uncompromised VMware View desktop experiences for all user types.”
“We’re thrilled to be announcing our Network Solutions Partner Program and the planned partnership with industry leader Riverbed Technology,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing, product management and systems engineering, Teradici. “The goal of the program is to provide members with access to PCoIP technology and a roadmap of features, products and platform offerings, thus allowing Network OEMs to differentiate and build value added into PCoIP® based VDI optimization and management solutions.”
Partner Program members receive numerous benefits including: access to Teradici PCoIP technology, network solutions and support; advanced input into PCoIP solution architecture and features; reserved access to alpha, beta, and RC releases; and access to documentation and technical guidance from the Teradici engineering team. Other program elements include “PCoIP Optimized” certification for partner solutions.
“The strategic partnership being developed by Teradici and Riverbed is a strong example of the industry commitment to solving IT pain points and optimizing networks,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. “We are committed to delivering industry-leading, high-performance VDI for VMware View™ environments to empower a more agile, productive and connected enterprise, and this alliance will help us to achieve this goal.”
To learn more about the Teradici and the PCoIP protocol, please visit www.teradici.com.
Teradici’s PCoIP protocol is an innovative remote display technology that allows the user’s desktop operating system, applications, and data to reside in the datacenter, eliminating the need for traditional desktop workstations, PCs and thin clients, and delivers an uncompromised user experience to each person, anywhere, over any network and to any type of device without incurring the security risks associated with having data reside in remote PCs, laptops, or tablets. PCoIP technology provides high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and high-definition media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over LAN or remotely over high-latency WAN networks. It compresses, encrypts and encodes the entire computing experience at the datacenter and transmits it ‘pixels only’ across a standard IP network to secure, stateless PCoIP zero clients, thin clients, and mobile devices.
The PCoIP protocol is implemented in several software configurations, including VMware View™, the industry leading desktop virtualization platform as well as in silicon for hardware accelerated performance and enhanced security. A growing ecosystem of over 30 third-party vendors provide a wide variety of PCoIP products including server plug-in cards, rack and tower workstations, blade PCs, zero clients, integrated monitors, and IP phones with PCoIP capability.
Teradici Corporation has developed PCoIP® (PC-over-IP®) protocol, a unique remote display technology which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, flexible software solutions and high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. For more information visit: www.teradici.com.
PCoIP and PC-over-IP are registered trademarks of Teradici Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.