Improve remote working using WAN optimization technology

MENDY NEWMAN on August 04, 2014 | 1888

Businesses looking to provide employees with a good user experience when accessing remote desktops running on Terminal Services (RDS), or virtual desktops (VDI), on the organization servers will need a reliable and flexible RDP client. Ideally, its an RDP client that works with whatever devices employees are using in their home office or when they are otherwise out of the office. However, in order to optimize performance and get the most benefit out of any remote desktop solution, there are other factors that have to be taken into consideration. Simply implementing RDP access isn’t always enough.

According to TechTarget, one way to increase remote desktop speed and improve user experience is WAN optimization. Regardless of their ISP and broadband connections, all businesses have bandwidth limitations. With potentially hundreds of employees on the same network, a business needs to ensure that its infrastructure can handle potentially a large number of users, and that the user experience of remote access to VDI desktops, for example, is of the same quality as the performance enjoyed by employees in the office.

Network traffic management is complex and has to be carefully analyzed and optimized to ensure the highest levels of performance. When it comes to keeping on-site and remote employees happy with the quality of their desktop experience, a business can use WAN optimization techniques to reduce the impact of bandwidth limitations and balance performance with access, TechTarget noted.

Any company can implement WAN optimization alongside its remote or on-premise desktop virtualization solutions that will help with site-to-site communications between machines, according to the news source. With WAN and RDP acceleration , a company will be able to optimize its network traffic without increasing its bandwidth budget and significantly raising the cost of its broadband service.

In addition to technology solutions, businesses should also ensure they understand how network traffic operates and define policies that will help control that traffic through quality of service (QoS),. Various technologies, from VoIP solutions to employee misuse of office bandwidth, will slow down or otherwise affect the speed of office networks, and the quality of remote desktop user experience as a result.

The challenges of investing in and deploying a successful remote working operation lie primarily in the technology on hand and trust in employees. Teleworking efforts will flounder if either of these two factors are lacking. Luckily, improving the technology is easy, allowing a company to focus on the training of employees to ensure success. With the proper RDP client in place, any business can promote remote working opportunities and maximize the potential of employees that operate outside of the office.
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Mendy Newman

Mendy is the Head of Solution Management at Ericom for all its products. Mendy's team focuses on delivering implementation and architecture solutions to our customers worldwide. | Ericom Software

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