Today, Microsoft announced the availability of SP1 for Windows 2008 R2. One of the key capabilities included in SP1 is RemoteFX, which is Microsoft's next-generation desktop virtualization platform.
RemoteFX leverages the power of virtualized graphics resources and advanced codecs to recreate the fidelity of hardware-assisted graphics acceleration, including support for 3D content and Windows Aero, on a remote users device. This allows for a local-like, remote user experience over a variety of possible host, client and network configurations. Dynamic Memory is a new memory management feature of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
RemoteFX is optimized to deliver performance to users located on a local area network. Riverbed extends the local performance experience to RemoteFX users located over a WAN. Riverbed's Steelhead family of WAN optimization products allow the RemoteFX protocol to more fully utilize the available WAN bandwidth, and significantly increase the number of frames per second of a RemoteFX session, resulting in a smoother, higher fidelity user experience.
Riverbed optimizes Microsoft RemoteFX traffic over the WAN:
Here is a demo of Riverbed accelerating RemoteFX
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