Teradici Enhances CAS Manager to Support Remote Work
Teradici delivers new option for cloud access software customers to install CAS Manager in any IT environment.
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March 29, 2021
Teradici, developer of PCoIP (PC over IP) technology and cloud access software (CAS), announces enhancements to CAS Manager to support the growth in CAS accelerated by remote work, the company says. Teradici CAS customers can now install CAS Manager in any IT environment, providing greater flexibility as businesses scale their remoting infrastructure to support hybrid workplaces.
CAS Manager includes CAS enterprise subscriptions, providing a unified interface for IT administrators to broker, provision and monitor secure CAS connections. With the latest enhancements in the management and brokering plane, CAS Manager now supports larger deployments with more concurrent sessions at a higher throughput.
“Usage of Teradici CAS Manager increased significantly during the pandemic with our customers managing growing PCoIP deployments, and we believe this will continue as businesses adopt long-term flexible work options,” says Ziad Lammam, VP, Product Management at Teradici. “We received a lot of feedback from customers who love the value-add of using CAS Manager included with their CAS enterprise subscription, but they wanted to manage their environment within their own infrastructure.”
CAS Manager provides multicloud support across public, private or hybrid cloud environments, including AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and on-premises data centers. In all deployment environments, it seamlessly manages remote desktops and workstations.
“The combination of HPE ProLiant servers and Teradici CAS can power any virtual desktop strategy,” says Mark Azadpour, senior product manager, HPE Workload Solutions, Compute. “HPE customers will welcome CAS Manager’s brokering and management plane integrated with CAS to provide ultra-secure remote visualization of desktops and graphics-intensive applications.”
“Using Teradici CAS and CAS Manager allowed us to keep our more than 600 artists around the world creative and productive when we were forced to work from home during the pandemic,” says Darren Hyland, director of Technology, Brown Bag Films, a leading creative-led animation studio. “Brown Bag Films is one of the most technically advanced studios, and our remote working technology is a big part of that. Teradici CAS gives our artists seamless access to our secure studio environment wherever they are, and that flexibility helps us hit our deadlines no matter what and continue to produce award-winning content.”
Automate and Broker CAS Deployments
CAS Manager enables fast and easy deployment of new remote desktops and workstations. IT administrators can:
- tap securely into existing Active Directory services, eliminating manual configuration tasks and improving administrative efficiency;
- facilitate secure connections between domain users and remote desktops and workstations without users having to memorize machine names or IP addresses; and
- provide users access to one or many remote desktops and workstations as desired, easily modifying, adding, or removing user access as needed.
Manage Cloud Consumption
CAS Manager makes provisioning and managing remote desktops and workstations easy, with a unified interface to scale resources up or down, actively control uptime service charges for public cloud remote desktops and workstations by turning off machines that are not in active use, and starting them up again when a user connects, company says.
Secure CAS Deployments
CAS Manager enables secure user entitlements by brokering PCoIP connections. It provides Multifactor Authentication (MFA) as an added security mechanism, as well as mainstay security features of the PCoIP protocol, such as AES-256 encryption and the PCoIP Security Gateway, which provides a secure architecture independent of MFA settings.
Teradici will deliver several additional enhancements to CAS Manager this year.
To learn more about the latest CAS Manager features and capabilities, and to see a deployment demonstration, Teradici invites those interested to join its free webinar hosted by Harpreet Singh, senior product manager for CAS Manager, on April 13, at 10 a.m. PDT and April 15, at 2:30 p.m. GMT.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.