Yesterday Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced that it has developed new high-speed technology for thin clients that will improve responsiveness by as much as ten times. This development should lead to faster user operations, even in low-quality network environments, and when using a mobile connection.
Working in a cloud-based virtual desktop environment, system responsiveness has conventionally been poor. This is most evident when client terminals access the virtual desktop environment to use video or graphics-heavy applications. The current limitations can make it difficult to use these types of applications, and sometimes even out right impossible if the network infrastructure is not up to par. Using Fujitsu Laboratories new high-speed thin-client technology response times can be lowered by up to 90%. This makes it possible to develop new thin client applications, such as international video-based employee training, remote operation of internal applications that can be connected via tablets even using a mobile connection overseas.
When working on location, issues with network performance is not commonplace in big companies today. If needed, local network infrastructure can be improved for a proportionally reasonable and low costs at today’s prices. However, when a terminal is connecting to the virtual desktop when located in another country, or is using a mobile connection, network performance can become a major issue. Depending on carriers, and location it might not be possible to resolve with an upgrade.
Getting more powerful servers does little to improve the usability and performance if the bottleneck is located in a network you have no, or little control over. As we become more and more mobile, both in our private and in our professional lives, improved network technology is badly needed, and this makes Fujitsu Laboratories latest development a welcome addition.
Fujitsu Laboratories has previously developed a technology called RVEC (Remote Virtual Environment Computing) that was announced May 2011. This enables applications that use video and high-resolution graphics in a domestic virtual-desktop environment to run more smoothly. Fujitsu Laboratories has continued to develop their high-speed thin client technology extending the RVEC technology to address network issues with focus on allowing the solution to work in international and low-quality network situations, such as with mobile devices. It can also dramatically improve responsiveness in network environments subject to high latency and high packet loss