Virtualization

Capacity Planning and Sizing for Session Virtualization and VDI With RDS

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Executive Summary

Customers are increasingly looking at centralizing their users' desktops and applications as a way to lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) or to increase business agility. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and session virtualization (formerly Terminal Services) are two scenarios supported by Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, and both have different pros and cons from an IT professional's perspective. From a scalability and user-density standpoint, session virtualization looks like the clear winner, but just how many virtual desktops - or sessions - can one host on any given hardware? This podcast is to learn about Microsoft tests and tools to measure capacity and performance of the RDS deployments, so one arrive at the right planning and sizing conclusions.

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