Objectives

The goal of Project VRC is to investigate, validate and give answers to the following questions and much more:

  • What is the true impact of innovations on a hardware and hypervisor level?
  • Which performance optimization on the host and guest virtualization level can be configured, and what is the impact of these settings on user density?
  • With the introduction of the latest hypervisor technologies, can we now recommend running large scale TS/CTX workloads on a virtualization platform?
  • How does a VDI infrastructure scale in comparison to Terminal Server?
  • How do various Microsoft Windows Client OSes scale as a virtual desktop?
  • How do x86 and x64 Terminal Server platforms compare in scalability on bare metal and in virtualized environments?
  • What is the best way to partition (memory and vCPU) the Virtual Machines on the hypervisor host, to achieve the highest possible user density?
  • What is the impact of the latest and greatest hardware on Terminal Server and VDI desktops?
  • What is the impact of adding extra ‘layers’ to a Terminal Server or VDI desktop environment, like application virtualization?
  • What is the impact of adding extra ‘layers’ to VDI desktops, like antivirus?

Project VRC is not finished, and probably never will be. We look forward to evaluate new innovations in the hypervisor arena, hardware level, Windows 8/Server2012 and impact in VDI and Remoting Protocols.

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