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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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PCoIP Protocol – delivering the desktop experience

One of the most important elements of a virtual desktop solution is how you get the screen contents of the virtual desktop machine running in the data center delivered to the user's end point device, which they are connecting from. To do this, VMware Horizon View uses the PC-over Internet Protocol (PCoIP). In this section, we are going to cover what the PCoIP protocol is and how it works in delivering the end user experience.

An introduction to PCoIP

PCoIP is a high-performance display protocol designed and developed by Teradici (www.teradici.com). It has been purpose-built to deliver virtual desktops over the LAN or WAN and to provide end users with the best, feature-rich desktop experience.

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