Gulfeagle Supply Leverages VMware View™ with Ericom Blaze™ to Provide Superior User Experience over WAN
Deploying Ericom Blaze software with VMware View improves display performance of Flash-based video streaming to thin clients
Closter, NJ, (September 21, 2010) - Ericom Software, a leading global provider of remote access and desktop virtualization solutions today announced that Gulfeagle Supply, a distributor of residential and commercial roofing and building products, dramatically improved the virtual desktop user experience and reduced bandwidth consumption by deploying Ericom Blaze along with VMware View. “Employees are responding very positively to Ericom Blaze’s accelerated connectivity and great user interface (Ericom Blaze),” said Preston Rodriguez, network administrator at Gulfeagle Supply.
With over 50 locations to support, Gulfeagle selected VMware View as a desktop virtualization solution along with thin clients to streamline the management and user-experience of its branch employees. Employees require remote access to a wide range of business apps, including Flash-based training videos that are streamed to thin clients. Due to bandwidth constraints, Gulfeagle didn't find VMware View’s PCoIP display protocol to be suitable for their low bandwidth and high latency network. They looked for an alternative and the best available solution was Ericom Blaze, a software-based RDP acceleration solution.
Ericom Global VP Marketing, Ilan Paretsky, commented “We are delighted that Gulfeagle implemented Ericom Blaze, which has significantly improved their end-user experience with VMware View and the bandwidth usage. Ericom Blaze is specifically designed for WAN and high latency / low bandwidth scenarios and thus perfectly complements VMware View deployments.”
“We wanted a complete desktop management solution to improve efficiencies and lower operating costs down the road,” said Preston Rodriguez. “The combined VMware-Ericom Blaze approach allows us to get the best out of VMware View in terms of reducing new desktop provisioning times, improving manageability and security, at the same time as providing faster connectivity and a great user experience.”
Ericom Blaze is a software-based RDP acceleration and compression product that provides improved performance over WANs. Besides delivering higher frame rates and reducing screen freezes and choppiness, Blaze accelerates RDP performance by up to 10 times, while significantly reducing network bandwidth consumption over low-bandwidth/high latency connections.
Deploying Ericom Blaze with VMware View is a small step for organizations to take to achieve great performance at little cost for companies like Gulfeagle, who want to deliver secure, centrally managed access to Virtual desktops (VDI) from either thin clients or PCs. Ericom Blaze:
Delivers a PC like experience to remote users using PDF, Graphics and Flash
- As a software-only solution, Ericom Blaze eliminates the need for expensive hardware acceleration
- Speeds up RDP-based access for remote workers and home workers
- Suitable for LAN, WLAN, GPRS, 3G, ADSL and others
- Supports WS2003, WS2008, WS2008 R2, XP, Vista, Windows7, Linux, CE, MAC
- Supports PC’s and thin clients.
For more information on Ericom Blaze, or to download a product evaluation or live product demo, visit: Ericom Blaze
Ericom Software is a leading global provider of Application Access and Virtualization Solutions. Since 1993, Ericom has been helping users access enterprise mission-critical applications running on a broad range of Microsoft® Windows® Terminal Servers, Virtual Desktops, legacy hosts and other systems. With offices in the US, UK, EMEA, India and China, Ericom also has an extensive worldwide network of distributors and partners. Our expanding customer base is more than 30 thousand strong, with over 8 million users. For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit: http://www.ericom.com
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