Connecting to VMware over WAN versus LAN
Posted on 2013-11-20
I have more of a general question rather than something specific. My organization is considering moving production from our office to a managed co-lo. With this we were asked to monitor our internal bandwidth so we can pick the appropriate private line between the co-lo and our HQ. We currently use VMWare view to connect to desktops and have 4 ESX hosts. We are looking to connect a max of 50 desktops.
What I don't understand is, when I connect from home and input the external IP to access the view server, technically I'm just going over the public internet at whatever given bandwidth I have. So why wouldn't we just get extremely fast internet in both locations and just connect to the view servers in that require? Why require a private line if PCOIP is supposed to be very secure?
I believe there might be something I'm missing, but any information would be really helpful.