Workload Considerations for Virtual Desktop Reference Architectures: Info Guide

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Executive Summary

As interest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) continues to accelerate, so do the needs for improved assessment, planning, and deployment methodologies and tools. The historical methodology for determining deployment parameters, (that is the impact of VDI on network, storage, and compute resources) typically failed to truly assess the impact of the workload that would eventually end-up being generated by the desktop virtual machine once it went into production. The reason for this gap was simple: There were few, if any, workloads that accurately represented what a user actually did during their workday, that is the applications they used, the frequency of use, and the "Intensity" of use.

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