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As more and more desktop administrators are turning to desktop virtualisation to deliver desktops to employees, end user experience becomes key to a successful proof of concept (POC) and deployment.
A key reason for non-deployment of desktop virtualisation environments is POC stall. This can be due to the difficulty of assembling an environment, either from scratch or from existing hardware and software, lack of executive buy-in and sponsorship, lack of end user buy-in due to poor desktop performance/appearance and a host of other issues.
Graphics acceleration can be the deciding factor for virtual desktop success! Improve desktop user experience in a virtualised environment with PCoIP hardware acceleration and GPU acceleration, which combine to maximize graphics operations and display fluidity on a virtual desktop. Reduce CPU overhead by offloading the most active virtual displays to ensure its capabilities are used where most needed. In the process, the server consolidation ratio increases up to 2x. The ability to offload graphics processing from the central processing unit (CPU) to the graphics processing unit (GPU) in virtualised environments allows the data center manager to deliver graphics-rich experiences to users.
Pivot3 combines purpose-built converged storage appliances pre-configured with VMware Horizon Suite with graphics acceleration options from Teradici and NVIDIA. Teradici PCoIP hardware accelerator reduces CPU overhead. NVIDIA GRID technology offloads graphics processing from the CPU to the GPU.
Using graphics acceleration options, a combination of CPU and GPU offload, Pivot3 vSTAC R2S appliances meet the most demanding graphic needs of top-end Windows 8, Office 13 and power users.
The above video provides an overview of the Teradici Apex 2800 GPU accelerator card.