NICE DCV vs. VirtualGL


Comparison of NICE DCV vs. NoMachine

NICE DCV high-end remote desktop software is developed by AWS (Amazon Web Services) to enable remote users the best and smoothest remote desktop experience for their daily work. NICE DCV is used daily by 10000s of users on-premises and in the cloud where DCV powers AWS Workspaces, AWS Nimble Studio, AWS Appstream and other high-end services. 

NICE DCV can be used for all kinds of scenarios on-premises or in the cloud – e.g. working from home, centralized VDI, access to changing workstations, … and is used by many CAx, O&G, EDA, … companies worldwide in daily production. Public case stories are e.g. Volkswagen or LGE.

In comparison to other similar technologies NICE DCV is liked by users for its smooth performance and ease of use. NICE DCV also offers very attractive pricing, lower than other similar technologies. 

Here is an overview of advantages of NICE DCV vs. VirtualGL:

High-End Remote Desktop Performance

NICE DCV offers benchmark-proven high-end remote desktop streaming performance and interactivity for all kinds of users from CAE/CAD, Media & Entertainment, EDA and other domains.

Application Compatibility

NICE DCV offers compatiblity will all kinds of applications used and does not need a special command to run the applications for remote GL support. The remote desktop can be used with full 3D GL acceleration directly.

Low Bandwidth Usage

On Windows and Linux servers DCV offers high-end remote desktops with very low bandwidth consumption including high interactivity supported by H.264 and other codecs. When nothing happens on the desktop DCV will not send data over the wire which is very efficient compared to other products.

GPU Integration and Sharing

NICE DCV integrates with basically all nVidia GPUs including RTX, Gaming and other cards.

On Linux DCV for 3D offers very efficient GPU-sharing supporting a number of full-performant concurrent 3D Desktops for different users on the same GPU. Additionally, many 2D desktops are supported with DCV on the same Linux server. This is a very common use case in some industries like EDA (Semiconductor Design)

High Availability and Ease of Use

NICE DCV offers high availability and reliability also in difficult network conditions to ensure that users have access to their virtual desktops at all times.

In case installation of a client is an issue due to policies NICE DCV supports a performant web browser based client integrating web codecs for best performance as well as a convenient portable client so client software needs to be installed.

Secure Connections

DCV uses state-of-the-art pen-tested security standards to ensure data and remote desktops are highly secured in all usage scenarios.

DCV connections are end-to-end encrypted with TLS – in case of TCP as well as UDP/QUIC connections

What our customers say:

Quote from Gunther Mayer at Volkwagen using DCV with more than 1,000 automotive engineers: 

Our automotive engineers can reliably access their high-end Linux workstations and complete 3D simulations from home or other remote locations using NICE DCV.”

NICE DCV at Volkwagen Casestory

Next Steps

Find out about Pricing of NICE DCV. Features of NICE DCV include 3D mouse integration, different protocols depending on latency situations (TCP, QUIC/UDP), Wacom and stylus support, remote printing, webcam and audio redirection which can be very useful depending on the use case.

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