Scale and Secure your Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Deployments

Many organizations are moving towards using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to deliver Windows desktops, or individual applications (RemoteApps). Microsoft RDS provides some very compelling advantages for organizations: It simplifies the standardization and deployment of desktops and applications, reduces the cost of hardware and application licenses, improves remote availability of resources to roaming users and provides for data security, especially in BYOD environments.

The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC helps organizations deploy efficient and secure Remote Desktop Services deployments. It’s high-speed intelligent load balancing capabilities improve the performance and efficiency of the RDS clusters. The improvement in efficiency ensures that hardware resources are optimally used and removes the need to overprovision.

Geo-dispersed deployments can be easily setup with the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC’s built-in Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) capabilities. Combined together, these features enable high availability and resilience, both within the datacenter and across multiple datacenters. Highly Available topologies ensure that there is no single point of failure.

Remote Desktop Services deployments are often used by road warriors. Session persistence allows them to connect back to their existing desktops, speeding up load times, and improving user experience.

The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC secures RDS deployments by enabling SSL Offloading and Acceleration. SSL offloading also improves server performance by removing the need for SSL processing from the server. In addition, when used with RD Web servers, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC provides application security against all types of application attacks, along with AD integration for access control.

To learn more:

Solution brief

Technical Deployment guide