Can a WAN accelerator be used to improve the performance of PCoIP sessions?

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PCoIP does not benefit from a WAN accelerator, legacy WAN accelerator solutions use different methods to improve the performance of applications operating over congested networks. These methods include compressing packets, implementing proxy servers that cache data, etc. These methods do not improve the performance of PCoIP sessions.

If a WAN accelerator is used, ensure that PCoIP traffic is bypassed to ensure low latency transmission. The use of a WAN accelerator can increase PCoIP latency, create out of order packets and increase the packet size as PCoIP is already highly compressed and encrypted.

If the WAN accelerator has the option to bypass optimizing PCoIP traffic but add QoS to PCoIP packets, the QoS will be beneficial if the WAN is correctly configured.