Remote Desktop

How Intelligent Load Balancing Avoids Common RDP Pitfalls

Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile and remote, as many of us can now work effectively outside our traditional offices thanks to broadband connectivity, advances in networking technology and more capable mobile devices. Remote working not only increases employee productivity but also makes for happier employees who don’t have to contend with the stresses of commuting and can more easily balance work and life commitments. Companies that offer remote working are also more attractive to talented job seekers. But businesses need to be smart about how they support remote access to internal servers in order to minimize costs, prevent network downtime and provide secure connections.

Using an ADC to Load Balance Remote Desktop (RDP) Connections

More and more organizations are moving towards the widespread use of remote desktop (RDP) connections across their enterprise, and with good reason. RDP reduces the cost of application licenses and hardware, improves resource availability to roaming users and offers enhanced data security, especially in environments where BYOD is in place.

However, problems can start to occur when an organization starts to outgrow its existing RDP infrastructure through expansion or simply giving more users access to remote desktop functions. As RDP servers start to hit capacity, issues such as dropped or refused connections can have a significant impact on productivity.

An effective solution to this problem is to route all RDP functions through a load-balanced server farm using an application delivery controller (ADC). Application delivery controllers have gained traction over the years, largely due to their ability to improve the resiliency, security and performance of web-delivered applications.
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