Gulfeagle Supply Leverages VMware View(TM) with Ericom Blaze(TM) 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

PR Newswire — September 21, 2010

CLOSTER, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ — 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 (http://www.EricomBlaze.com),” 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

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 10-25 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:

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