Derek Thorslund and Sridhar Mullapudi introduce HDX and demonstrate some of the features that deliver a high definition user experience for multimedia and graphics apps.
As virtual desktop (VDI) solutions and virtual applications become mainstream in the enterprise, IT organizations are faced with the growing challenge of providing an experience for employees that is the same or better than a traditional PC with installed software, whether accessed locally on the corporate network or when accessed from outside the corporate network for remote desktop access. Some virtual desktop solutions take a narrow approach to this problem, relying on point technologies that work only under a limited set of conditions. Others take a proprietary approach, requiring specialized hardware and unnecessary system upgrades.
Only Citrix HDX is designed to address problems in all parts of the IT infrastructure, from the datacenter to the device, adapting to changes in the environment by applying the best technologies for each unique user scenario, whether the desktop is accessed locally on the corporate network or from outside the corporate firewall for remote desktop access.
HDX Broadcast optimizes the reliability and performance of hosted virtual desktops and applications in a VDI environment over any network, enabling high definition user experience when accessed on the corporate network or from outside the corporate network for remote desktop access.
HDX RichGraphics optimizes the performance of graphics-intensive 2D and 3D applications, using software and hardware-based rendering to assist with compression and efficiency.
HDX MediaStream leverages the processing power of the endpoint device to render the multimedia content. On the datacenter side, the compressed multimedia information is sent directly to the endpoint in its native format.
In a virtual desktop(VDI) or virtual application environment, HDX Plug-n-Play enables simple connectivity for USB, multi-monitor, printers and other peripheral devices, as well as local machine resources.
HDX RealTime is supported by bi-directional audio capabilities. This enables users to connect audio peripherals such as microphones and dictation hardware at the endpoint device that interact with virtual applications and virtual desktops hosted in the data center.
Optimizes performance and network utilization across a WAN by compressing, caching and prioritizing traffic. HDX WAN Optimization provides a LAN-like experience for branch office and mobile users while reducing the bandwidth consumption of virtual desktops and applications by up to 90%.
HDX SmartAccess allows users to securely access desktops and applications using any device in any location, including home computers, kiosks and mobile devices.
When it comes to user experience, there are several factors to balance: performance, security, endpoint flexibility, network conditions and infrastructure cost. HDX Adaptive Orchestration is designed to help you dynamically balance these factors, based on device, network, user or application, to make best use of existing infrastructure and computing power.