VMware View™ 4 Partner Ecosystem Rallies Behind PC-over-IP Display Protocol

Purpose-built Display Protocol Enables Customers to Deploy Rich Functionality with Support from Broad Range of Third-party Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 9, 2009 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced broad ecosystem support of the Teradici PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol delivered in VMware View™ 4, also announced today (see news release, “VMware Enables Rapid Adoption of Desktop Virtualization by Driving New Quality, Cost and Scalability Standards with VMware View ™ 4”).

VMware View 4 is the industry’s only purpose-built desktop virtualization solution, setting a new quality, cost and scale standard while eliminating critical barriers that have traditionally restricted customer adoption. The VMware software implementation of the patented PCoIP protocol is a key feature of VMware View 4, raising the bar for delivering a rich, high-quality desktop experience to any user—from the basic task worker to the most demanding power user—regardless of location, addressing more use cases than ever before. With support for native VMware View software clients and PCoIP-enabled hardware from a variety of ecosystem partners, VMware View with PCoIP is specifically designed to provide customers the flexibility to deploy end-to-end solutions with a variety of end point options to meet the most diverse range of end user and business needs.

Unlike other legacy application delivery solutions, the robust PCoIP protocol in VMware View 4 is purpose-built for virtual desktop delivery over any network. The flexible access model enables users to work with a wide range of applications, view rich media content, choose any number of monitor configurations and seamlessly access locally attached peripheral devices such as printers, scanners and mass storage with a PC-like experience regardless of location or task. The protocol dynamically detects and adapts to the end user’s network connection, automatically analyzing and optimizing to compensate for changes in latency and bandwidth to help ensure the best user experience for the scenario.

“VMware prides itself on partnering with a robust ecosystem so that together we can enable the best desktop solutions based on our diverse customer needs,” said Jocelyn Goldfein, vice president and general manager, Desktop Business Unit, VMware. “With VMware View™ 4, PC-over-IP, and strong support from the ecosystem, we’re expanding the reach of our solutions and addressing more use cases than ever before while delivering an optimal experience to end users.”

Partners Support New VMware View™ 4 with PCoIP Display Protocol

“Many of our customers are looking to extend the power of virtualization beyond the datacenter to the desktop. Cisco is working closely with key desktop virtualization solutions vendors, like VMware, to help deliver high-performance applications to the virtual desktop through our network and compute infrastructure and WAN optimization solution,” said Manjula Talreja, vice president, business development, Strategic Partner Organization, Cisco. “Cisco is also developing security capabilities found in Nexus 1000V that work with VMware View™ 4 to help protect customers from malware attacks in centralized virtual desktop server environments.”

“VMware supporting the PC-over-IP protocol with VMware View™ 4 provides tremendous value for customers looking to extend the capabilities of Virtual Remote Desktop computing throughout the enterprise,” said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager, Business Client Product Group, Dell, Inc.  “With VMware View 4 and Dell’s Virtual Remote Desktop solution, customers will be able to access a wide variety of applications and play rich media content without compromising data security or the end-user experience.”

"Devon IT has been delivering PC-over-IP client computing solutions since the inception of the technology," said Joe Makoid, president, Devon IT. "We have built an entire suite of products around VMware View™ 4 because we believe this is a premier platform for deploying virtual desktop solutions.  Devon IT is pleased to offer our leadership and experience in PC-over-IP thin client solutions with our VMware View 4 certified hardware and software solutions to VMware customers and help promote this quantum leap in desktop virtualization as a way for organizations to improve hosted desktop computing."

"HP's thin computing platforms and solutions always support the latest VMware View™ enhancements like PC-over-IP to deliver a superior user experience with rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and high-definition audio,” said Jeff Groudan, vice president, Thin Client and Client Virtualization Solutions, HP. “HP and VMware work together to deliver a better user experience for customers as well as fully integrated desktop virtualization solutions that are simple to configure, deploy and manage."

“We are extremely excited with the launch of VMware View™ 4 and the broad support of PCoIP® technology now available in a variety of software and hardware accelerated platforms – all from leading virtualization solution partners,” said Dan Cordingley, president and CEO, Teradici Corporation. “VMware View 4 is the only desktop virtualization solution tailored to deliver a compelling remote computing experience to meet the needs of all enterprise user types.”

"Wyse's day-one support and certification of VMware View™ 4 featuring the new PC-over-IP protocol, ensures Wyse and VMware customers can deploy end-to-end virtual desktop solutions effectively," said Param Desai, director, product management, Wyse. "Together, Wyse and VMware are delivering the Wyse P20 with PC-over-IP protocol technology, enabling the practical consolidation of all IT resources into the datacenter. Wyse is also working closely with VMware to deliver the new PC-over-IP software client on a variety of thin client devices that can deliver an uncompromised user experience, including improved scalability with media remoting, anywhere, without incurring the security risks associated with transmitting data across a network or having data reside in remote PCs."

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