The ClearCube spin-off dedicated to VDI products, VDIworks, announced that version 1.2 of its connection broker, Virtual Desktop Platform (VDP), will support the proprietary remote desktop protocol developed by HP: Remote Graphics Software (RGS).
No words on when VDP 1.2 will be released.
As VDI becomes more and more popular, one of its major bottlenecks emerges: the limitations of the current remote desktop protocols.
This is why a growing number of big firms are investing in new solutions:
- Microsoft acquired Calista Technologies in January and it’s working to integrate their CVP technology into the next generation of Terminal Services
- VMware supports the on-the-work standard Net2Display and it’s reintroducing VNC in its products as alternative to RDP
- Red Hat just acquired Qumranet, a startup that develops a high-performance remote desktop protocol called SPICE (and many hope that the company will open source it)