The Era of Low-Latency Infrastructure
The public cloud is transformative. Where a company might struggle to build, operate and maintain one or two datacenters on premises, every company now has access to dozens of data centers across the world. This highly connected but distributed infrastructure creates new possibilities for end user computing.
Most on-premises software, such as databases, SAP, and legacy VDI, was designed for scalability within one data center, and organizations struggled to replicate a second instance in another part of the world. Workspot was designed to take advantage of the global public cloud. We enable companies to distribute their virtual desktops to be as close to the end user as possible.
Low-Latency Cloud PCs Deliver Blazing Fast Performance
From a single pane of glass, Workspot customers can deploy cloud PCs to dozens of public cloud regions – even across multiple clouds. Workspot places the cloud PC at the edge of the cloud, in the region closest to the end user, reducing latency to less than 50 ms – almost imperceptible – creating great cloud PC performance and user experience.
And in the future with 5G, sub-5ms latency deployments will be possible at the edge, creating the opportunity for many additional use cases
Workspot’s cloud PC platform delivers exceptional performance today and
prepares enterprises to take advantage of emerging technology.
Users access their cloud PC without traversing the control plane, reducing latency and improving security.
Fundamental Innovation: Control/ Data Plane Separation
Workspot recognized that to build a virtual desktop solution that could truly take advantage of the cloud’s global scale, we needed to separate the control plane from the data plane – a concept introduced by networking innovators such as Meraki and Nicira (read more about the comparison in our blog).
In Workspot’s cloud PC platform, the data plane runs in each region in the customer’s cloud instance. The data plane inherits the characteristics of the environment, including the customer’s:
- Unique corporate image and applications
- Corporate authentication and MFA
- Security stack
- Tools like SCCM or Intune
- Corporate processes
The control plane spans all Workspot cloud PC instances, allowing IT to control their entire virtual desktop deployment from a single pane of glass.
The Workspot Cloud Desktop Fabric™
Built on this foundation of a separate control/data plane, the Workspot Cloud Desktop Fabric™ overlays the global public cloud, and enables IT to provision and manage hundreds or thousands of cloud PCs in one region or dozens around the globe. IT can easily scale to deliver desktops with many unique images and heterogeneous security requirements. The Workspot Cloud Desktop Fabric solves the vertical and horizontal scaling issues faced by IT for provisioning virtual desktops.
Key benefits of the fabric architecture include:
- Respond to business opportunities with fast & easy horizontal scalability
- Customer data never crosses the control plane for Zero Trust Security
- Global cloud desktop management via a single pane of glass dramatically simplifies IT
- Cloud desktops placed in the closest cloud region deliver phenomenal performance