Best Practices in Virtualizing Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktops: THE Virtual Reality Check

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In this energetic session, Jeroen van de Kamp and Ruben Spruijt (CTO, PQR) will present all the important results and best practices for Virtualizing Desktop (VDI) and Remote Desktop Services (former Terminal Server) workloads, found in Project: “Virtual Reality Check”. This unbiased and independent R&D project started early 2009, and involved more than 650 tests. The goal of Project VRC is to analyze the developments in the Application and Desktop Virtualization market, and present the results in a unbiased and independent way. In the haze of massive amounts of innovation and marketing promises, this information is highly appreciated. The topics in this fast paced session are: 1. Introduction Project VRC 2. Highlights, performance differences and best practice conclusions for Remote Desktop Services and VDI workloads on: • Bare metal Remote Desktop Services; 2003/2008/x86/x64 • Hypervisor: Windows Server 2008R2; Hyper-V • VDI: Windows XP, Windows7 • Performance impact using different HP Proliant state-of-the-art hardware solutions 3. Future plans and roadmap Are you searching for best practices for your virtual desktops, you must attend this presentation! 1. Introduction Project VRC 2. Highlights, performance differences and best practice conclusions for Remote Desktop Services and VDI workloads on: a. Bare metal Remote Desktop Services; 2003/2008/x86/x64 b. Hypervisor: Windows Server 2008R2; Hyper-V c. VDI: Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 d. Performance impact using different HP Proliant state-of-the-art hardware solutions e. Performance impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization in Virtual Desktop environments 3. Future plans and roadmap If you are looking for independent advice and a ‘Reality Check’ in relation to Virtualizing Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop workloads … if you a curious about the impact of different hypervisors and the performance differences with various hardware … if you are searching for best practices for your Virtual Desktops … this is the presentation you must attend!

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