FastX is just like its name...FAST!!
FastX is a simple and affordable PC X server solution. FastX allows you to connect over the Internet and work with even the most demanding remote hosted Linux and Unix applications at LAN speed. FastX sessions are persistent (you can reconnect after a network interruption) and secure.
FastX Pro: Available Nov 2013
FastX Pro will offer the additional ability of server load balancing and redundancy (fault-tolerance). You can either set up multiple load-balanced dedicated FastX servers or install FastX Pro on multiple load-balanced application hosts.
Check out the cost, performance and feature comparison between FastX and Exceed OnDemand.[...]
FastX was developed around a streamlined protocol, offering unprecedented performance over LAN and WAN connections. You can now quickly and smoothly display demanding graphics displays, such as EDA tools(Cadence, Mentor, etc.) and 3D OpenGL imaging (Catia).
FastX Connections are persistent, so you can reconnect to FastX sessions after a network failure or an unplanned reboot of the Windows workstation. Users can also suspend their sessions, disconnect their PC and resume the session at a later time or from another PC.
FastX displays both remote Linux/Unix desktops and individual applications in rootless windows or in Single Window Mode.
FastX connects via securely encrypted SSH tunneling.
FastX clients can be installed on Windows XP and above, Macintosh and Linux installations will be available in Fall 2013
FastX Servers are available for 32 & 64 bit RedHat 5 & 6, Ubuntu, and SuSE servers. A Solaris package is expected in Fall 2013.
X-Win32 allows you to hear program alarms, even HiFi music from a remote Unix or Linux server.
At $285, FastX is a much lower cost solution than $3,420 for Exceed OnDemand.* (both include one year of maintenance).
Exceed OnDemand requires a minimum purchase of 5 copies at $684 each. Both products offer volume discounts.