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SimpliVity VDI Without Compromise with SimpliVity OmniStack and Citrix XenDesktop May 2016
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Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo ThinkAgile CX Series Platform Nov 2016
Dell VMware Horizon 7 on vSphere 6.0 Density and Performance Test Results Nov 2016
QNAP All-flash Solution for 500 VDI seats with VMware Horizon View Nov 2016
SimpliVity VMware Horizon 7 with SimpliVity OmniStack Oct 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon Oct 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) Oct 2016
Dell Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse - VMware Horizon 7.0 with NVIDIA M10 Test Results Oct 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Horizon View Oct 2016
Citrix Deploying Citrix XenApp 7.11 and NetScaler on Microsoft Azure using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Sep 2016
EMC EMC End User Computing: VMware Horizon 7 and VMware vSphere 6.0 with VCE VxRail 160 Appliance Sep 2016
VMware Windows 10 optimization test results Sep 2016
Citrix The scalability and economics of delivering Citrix XenApp services from Microsoft Azure Sep 2016
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2016
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2016
Atlantis Computing Atlantis HyperScale with Workspot VDI Aug 2016
VMware VMware Horizon 6 on Hyper-Converged Infrastructures - Horizon 6 version 6.2 VMware vSphere 6U1 / VMware Virtual SAN 6U1 Supermicro TwinPro2 4 Nodes Aug 2016
Cisco FlashStack with Cisco UCS and Pure Storage FlashArray//m for 5000 VMware Horizon View 6.2 Users Aug 2016
VMware VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 for Remote Office and Branch Office Aug 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix Appliances Aug 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon Aug 2016
VMware VMware Horizon 7 on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 All-Flash Jul 2016
EMC Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure with EMC XtremIO and VMware Horizon Enterprise 7.0 Jul 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Horizon View Jul 2016
Pure Storage FlashStack Mini Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide for VMware Horizon 7 Jul 2016
Dell vSRN 6.2 HY-6 and HY-8 Configuration with VMware Horizon 7 Test Results Jul 2016
HPE HPE Reference Configuration for Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 on HPE Hyper Converged 380 Jul 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix Provisioning Services Jul 2016
Tintri / Citrix Citrix XenDesktop VDI - Capacity Testing Using Tintri VMstore Jun 2016
Dell VMware Horizon 7 on vSphere 6.0 Baseline for Windows 10 Office 2016 LoginVSI 4.1.4 Test Results Jun 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix Appliances Mar 2016
X-IO Technologies X-POD for VDI: 500-, 1,000-, 1,500-Seat Solution Enabled by: X-IO ISE G3 740 Hybrid Storage Array, Cisco UCS, VMware Horizon 6 Jan 2015
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide for Citrix XenDesktop 7.7 Feb 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Performance evaluation of mobile application delivery - HPE Moonshot for Citrix XenApp Feb 2016
EMC Citrix XenDesktop Performance Optimization: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure for 3,000 Desktops Jan 2015
Hitachi VMware Horizon Desktop Workloads with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for VMware vSphere on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G600 with Active Flash Jan 2015
VMware VMware App Volumes Reference Architecture - VMware App Volumes 2.10 Dec 2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE Reference Configuration for VMware Horizon (with View) 6.1.1 on HPE Hyper Converged 250 Dec 2015
Simplivity Reference Architecture - SimpliVity Horizon 6 Dec 2015
VCE VCE Solution for VDI with Citrix XenDesktop on Vblock® System 540 Dec 2015
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution: Design Guide for VMware Horizon View 6.2 Nov 2015
Cisco Cisco UCS M-Series with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Nov 2015
TeamVRC Windows 10 in VDI: First Analysis and Performance Best Practices Oct 2015
VCE Vblock System 540 and VMware Horizon View 6.1 Solution Architecture Sep 2015
American Megatrends Desktop Virtualization with AMI SnapVDI® on commodity hardware Aug 2015
Citrix Systems Citrix XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6 Public Sector Lockdown Design Guide Aug 2015
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes: A Technical Preview Aug 2015
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution: Design Guide for Citrix XenDesktop 7.6.1 Aug 2015
EMC EMC VSPEX End-User Computing: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 and Microsoft Hyper-V with EMC XtremIO Jul 2015
Atlantis Computing Atlantis HyperScale VDI Reference Architecture with VMware Horizon View Jul 2015
VMware / Dell VMware Horizon View and All Flash Virtual SAN Reference Architecture Jul 2015
EMC VMware Horizon 6 with XtremIO 3.0 Design Considerations Jun 2015
Fujitsu Fujitsu Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using DX200F AFA with VMware in a Full Clone Configuration Jun 2015
VMware VMware Horizon View 6.0.2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Hybrid Jun 2015
Bitdefender The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment May 2015
Atlantis Computing Atlantis HyperScale VDI Reference Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop May 2015
Dell VMware Horizon View 6 VDI with Dell SC8000 All-Flash Arrays for 4,000 Persistent Desktop Users May 2015
Fujitsu Fujitsu Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using iSCSI and VMware with Automated Storage Tiering (AST) Apr 2015
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution For Persistent and Nonpersistent Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp Apr 2015
Maxta Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on VMware Horizon 6 with View using Maxta Storage Platform Apr 2015
Sphere 3D V3 Architecture For Scalable and Consistent Virtual Desktops with VMware Horizon View Apr 2015
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution For Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Mar 2015
Emulex Configure VMware Horizon View 6.0 with Emulex Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters Mar 2015
Cisco Cisco UCS Mini, Nimble Storage, and Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 500-Seat, Mixed Workload on Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers Feb 2015
Lenovo 5000 Persistent User Scale out Test with Citrix XenDesktop and Atlantis Computing Jan 2015
Lenovo 5000 Persistent User Scale out Test with VMware Horizon and Atlantis Computing Jan 2015
Citrix / Nexenta A Converged Appliance for Software-Defined VDI: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 on Citrix XenServer and NexentaStor Jan 2015
Microsoft Large scale VDI deployment using Windows Server 2012 R2 with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication Dec 2014
VCE Vblock System 340 and VMware Horizon 6.0 with View Nov 2014
Microsoft / Citrix Deploying XenApp 7.5 on Microsoft Azure cloud Oct 2014
Project VRC Phase VII - Impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, Optimizations and Best Practices Oct 2014
Fujitsu Fujitsu vShape Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Fibre Channel and VMware Sep 2014
Dell Citrix XenDesktop VDI with Dell Compellent SC8000 All-Flash Arrays for 3,000 Persistent Desktop Users Aug 2014
Nutanix VMware Horizon 6.0 with View Aug 2014
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2014
Cisco Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing–1000 Seats Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 on VMware ESXi 5.5 Jul 2014
VMware VMware Horizon with View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture Jul 2014
PT/Fusion-io Deploying Server and Desktop Virtualization on Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage, Cisco UCS and VMware Jul 2014
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon View Jun 2014
Citrix Deploying XenApp on a Microsoft Azure cloud: The scalability and economics of XenApp services on-demand May 2014
AV-TEST/Kaspersky Virtual Desktops Security Test Report May 2014
ESG/Fusion-io Fusion ioVDI and VMware Horizon View: Reference Architecture for VDI May 2014
Citrix Commodity hardware design guide on Boston Limited hardware Apr 2014
X-IO High Performance 750-Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Citrix XenDesktop 7 Mar 2014
Nutanix Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Hyper-V Mar 2014
Cisco FlexPod Datacenter for 2000 Seats of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1 Feb 2014
Citrix/Dell Dell Wyse Datacenter Reference Architecture for Dell VRTX and Citrix XenDesktop Feb 2014
Citrix/Dell Dell Wyse Datacenter for Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp Reference Architecture Feb 2014
Cisco Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution for EMC VSPEX with VMware Horizon View 5.3 for 2000 Desktops Feb 2014
Nexenta SAN Acceleration using Nexenta Connect View Edition with Third-Party SAN Storage Jan 2014
Cisco 500 and 1000 seat VDI with XenDesktop 7, Cisco UCS B200-M3 Blade Servers, EMC VNXe and Hyper-V 2012 Dec 2013
Dell Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View 5.2 on Dell EqualLogic PS6210XS Hybrid Storage Array Dec 2013
EMC Proven Solutions Guide - EMC infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.2 Nov 2013
EMC Reference Architecture -EMC infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.2 Nov 2013
Dell Accelerated Graphics on Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp Nov 2013
VMware VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture Oct 2013
Nimble Storage VMware Horizon View VDI Testing with Login VSI Aug 2013
Dell VDI with VMware Horizon View 5.2 on Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XS Aug 2013
Pure Storage Pure Storage Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Aug 2013
IBM IBM SmartCloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 VDI July 2013
PT/Cisco Citrix XenApp Hosted Shared Desktop Performance on Cisco UCS: Cisco VM-FEX vs. Traditional vSwitch June 2013
Project VRC Phase VI - Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI June 2013
LSI Increasing VDI Sessions with the LSI Nytro MegaRAID Card June 2013
PT/VMware VMware Horizon View 5.2 vs Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 May 2013
PT/Dell VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A comparative NAS study May 2013
PT/VMware VMware Horizon View 5.2 virtual desktop density vs Citrix XenApp 6.5 FP1 Apr 2013
NetApp Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide Apr 2013
Cisco Design Considerations for Increasing VDI pPrformance and Scalability with Cisco Unified Computing System Apr 2013
Cisco Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2000 VMware View 5.1 Users Mar 2013
VeloBit VDI How to Reduce Server/Storage Cost by 75% Through a Hybrid RAM+SSD Cache Mar 2013
Cisco Reference Architecture for 5000 VDI - XenDesktop 5.6, Cisco UCS and EMC VNX Mar 2013
PT/Samsung Samsung solid-state drives vs. SAS drives in a Dell PowerEdge R720 Feb 2013
Cisco/Nexenta Cisco Integrated Desktop Virtualization Solution - VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5 Using Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus Switches, and Nexenta Storage Feb 2013
PT/VMware/Nutanix Nutanix NX-2000 series complete cluster with VMware View Jan 2013
PT/VMware/Virident Virident FlashMAX II storage with VMware View 5.2 virtual desktops Jan 2013
Project VRC Phase V - Antivirus Impact and Best Practices on VDI Jan 2013
PT/Dell VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A comparative SAN study Jan 2013
Hitachi Deploy Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for Citrix XenDesktop with VMware vSphere Jan 2013
PT/Dell Dell Active System 800 Converged Infrastructure Solution: VDI and Collaboration Performance Jan 2013
Dell Deploying VMware View 5.1 on vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage Oct 2012
PT/Dell Dell PowerEdge R720 with Samsung SSDs and Windows Server 2012 Oct 2012
Citrix/Atlantis Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, Microsoft Hyper-V & Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Oct 2012
Hitachi Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 on VMware 5 with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Oct 2012
HP HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Windows Server 2012 Sep 2012
Bitdefender The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment Sep 2012
EMC Sizing EMC VNX Series for VDI Workload Sep 2012
Bitdefender Getting the most out of your cloud deployment Sep 2012
EMC Infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.1 (NFS) Aug 2012
EMC Infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.1 (FC) Aug 2012
Quest Software Managing the IOPS Challenge using Microsoft Hyper-V and Quest HyperCache Aug 2012
PT/Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Sizing Guide Aug 2012
Citrix Optimizing Storage for XenDesktop with XenServer IntelliCache Aug 2012
Hitachi Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 on VMware 5 with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Aug 2012
Teradici Quantifying Teradici APEX 2800 with Login VSI Jun 2012
HP Client Virtualization from HP with Citrix XenDesktop and Windows Server 2008 R2 Jun 2012
Teradici/Dell Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Stack with Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card May 2013
Citrix Scalability and Economics of XenApp on Amazon Cloud May 2012
Dell Dell EqualLogic Virtual Desktop Deployment Utility in a VMware Environment May 2012
Gridcentric Gridcentric VMS Technology VDI Performance Study May 2012
PT/Citrix Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 vs. VMware View 5: User experience & bandwidth consumption Apr 2012
Dell Overcoming Storage Challenges with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays and Unidesk Apr 2012
Cisco Citrix XenDesktop on FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud Apr 2012
PT/Cisco 182 Windows 7 virtual desktops on a Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade with Citrix Apr 2012
Microsoft/Citrix Microsoft-Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Apr 2012
PT/Cisco 186 Windows 7 virtual desktops on a Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade with VMware Mar 2012
AppSense Why AppSense for VDI - How workspace management adds value Mar 2012
PT/VMware Desktop Virtualization with VMware View 5 compared to Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 Feb 2012
Dell Dell DVS Simplified 1010 Reference Architecture Feb 2012
EMC EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0 - EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, and VMware View Composer 2.7 Jan 2012
Atlantis Computing Citrix XenApp & RDS Workload Improvements with Atlantis ILIO Jan 2012
Dell Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere with Dell EqualLogic Storage Jan 2012
Quest Software Desktop Virtualization: A Cost and Performance Comparison Jan 2012
PT/Cisco 175 Windows 7 virtual desktops on a Cisco UCS B230 blade with VMware Dec 2011
PT/VMware Desktop virtualization with VMware View 5.0 compared to View 4.6 Sep 2011
Cisco/Atlantis Diskless VDI with Cisco UCS & Atlantis ILIO Eliminating Storage Aug 2011
Dell Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Citrix XenDesktop 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture Aug 2011
Citrix Citrix XenDesktop on XenServer and IBM Hardware Jun 2011
AppSense/Dell Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions and AppSense User Virtualization Jun 2011
EMC EMC VNX, VMware vSphere 4.1, Citrix XenDesktop 5 Jun 2011
Project VRC Phase IV - Application Virtualization Impact on VDI Jun 2011
Citrix EdgeSight for Load Testing with XenDesktop & Login VSI May 2011
EMC EMC Virtual Desktops: EMC VNX, vSphere 4.1, Cisco UCS May 2011
Jim Moyle Windows 7 IOPS for VDI: Deep Dive May 2011
ESG Lab Validation Report: EMC Cisco Unified Storage Networking - Enabling Virtual Data Center Infrastructures with Trusted FCoE Solutions May 2011
PT/Lenovo Lenovo RD240 VDI Testing Apr 2011
Microsoft Why Hyper-V for VDI ? Mar 2011
EMC Virtual Desktops: EMC VNXE3300, vSphere 4.1, View 4.5 Mar 2011
EMC Virtual Desktops: EMC VNX Series, vSphere 4.1, View 4.5, Composer 2.5 Mar 2011
Veloxum Optimizing Citrix XenDesktop Performance and Density Using Veloxum Mar 2011
PT/Cisco VDI Performance Comparison: Cisco UCS vs HP Jan 2011
EMC Increase Scalability for Virtual Desktops with EMC Symmetrix Fast VP Jan 2011
EMC EMC Virtual Desktops: EMC Celerra Unified Storage (FC), vSphere 4.1 Jan 2011
EMC EMC Virtual Desktops: EMC VNX Series, vSphere 4.1, View 4.5 Jan 2011
Fujitsu Sizing of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures 2011
Datacore Software Benchmarking a Scalable Architecture for Virtual Desktops Dec 2010
PT/Cisco Cisco UCS VDI Solution: Scaling without Sacrifice Dec 2010
EMC Cost-Effective Storage for VMware View 4.5 by EMC Unified Storage Oct 2010
PT/Intel Citrix XenDesktop: User Experience across differenct Client Architectures Oct 2010
PT/Intel Microsoft RDS: User Experience across different Client Architectures Oct 2010
PT/Intel Multimedia: Effect on Server Capacity for Citrix XenDesktop Oct 2010
PT/Intel Multimedia: Effect on Server Capacity for Microsoft RDS Oct 2010
Project VRC Phase III - Windows XP and Windows 7 on ‘Red Bull’ Sep 2010
Cisco UCS/XenServer/XenDesktop/Netapp Reference Architecture Aug 2010
Cisco UCS/VMware Vsphere/XenDesktop/Netapp Reference Architecture Aug 2010
Citrix Scalability of XenDesktop 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Aug 2010
Dell/Citrix/Microsoft Dell Virtual Remote Desktop Reference Architecture Jul 2010
Citrix Citrix XenDesktop with Login Consultants VSI V3 Jun 2010
Project VRC Phase II v2.0 - Hyper-V 2008R2, vSphere 4, XenServer 5.5 on Intel Xeon 5500 Apr 2010
Citrix Performance Analysis for XenDesktop to Branch Offices Mar 2010
Miercom Citrix XenDesktop 4 v. VMware View 4 Feb 2010
Project VRC Phase II v1.0 - Hyper-V 2008R2, vSphere 4, XenServer 5.5 on Intel Xeon 5500 Feb 2010
Citrix XenServer Single Server Scalability with XenDesktop Feb 2010
Citrix Delivering 5000 desktops with XenDesktop 4 Dec 2009
Project VRC VRC, VSI and Clocks Reviewed Sep 2009
Project VRC VMware ESX Platform Performance Index v1.1 May 2009
Project VRC Hyper-V Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009
Project VRC Xenserver Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009
Project VRC Bare-Metal Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009

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