Nerdio has partnered with Teradici to enable PCoIP® in Azure deployments, extending Microsoft’s flexible Azure platform with the performance and security of Teradici PCoIP® display protocol.

About Teradici

Teradici is the creator of the PCoIP® remoting protocol technology and Cloud Access Software. The company’s core mission is seamless and secure delivery of workstations and applications for end-users. Teradici PCoIP® technology and Cloud Access Software offer the most secure remoting solutions for public, private, and multi-cloud environments, enabling visualization of even the most graphics-intensive applications.

Why PCoIP®?

PC-over-IP (PCoIP®) technology delivers a secure, high-definition and highly responsive computing experience. It uses advanced display compression to provide end users with on-premises or cloud-based virtual machines as a convenient alternative to local computers. This virtual workspace architecture compresses, encrypts, and transmits only pixels to a broad range of software clients, mobile clients, thin clients and stateless PCoIP® Zero Clients, providing a highly secure enterprise environment.

From a user’s perspective, there is no difference between working with a local computer loaded with software and an endpoint receiving a streamed pixel representation from a centralized virtual computer.



Because the PCoIP® protocol transfers only display information in the form of pixels, no business information ever leaves your cloud or data center.

Nerdio Manager extends Microsoft’s flexible Azure platform with PCoIP® display protocol.


How it works:

Deploys and configures CAS Connector VM

Creates workstation pools (persistent or floating*) that correspond to AVD host pools where PCoIP® is enabled

Installs PCoIP® agent during AVD session host creation and registers remote workstation

Deletes remote workstation when AVD session host is removed

Synchronizes user-to-workstation assignments between Teradici and AVD

*Beta feature

System Requirements and Prerequisites

  • AVD environment managed by Nerdio Manager
  • Enabled Nerdio Manager REST API
  • Enabled Teradici CAM REST API (deployment created)

Virtual Machines Microsoft Azure NV-series. 

GPU support NVIDIA 

Supported Guest OS Windows 10 64-bit, Windows Server 2016, UBuntu LTS 16.04 and 18.04, RHEL 7, CentOS 7

Compatible Clients
  • PColP Zero Clients
  • PColP Software Clients for Mac, Windows, Chrome OS
  • PColP Mobile Clients for iOS, Android

Max display resolution Up to 4 monitors at up to 4k UHD resolution

Get Started

Step 1: Enable Teradici in AVD Environment Required Inputs

  • Teradici API
  • Teradici registration code
  • Nerdio API
  • RG & vNetSubnet for CAS Connector VM, AD domain & service account (cannot be administrator)

Step: 2 Create AVD host pool (single-user pooled or personal)

Step 3: Enable PColP on host pool required inputs

  • Subscription ID, resource group
  • Host pool name

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