How does your offering handle workload considerations
such as compute load, graphics, application growth, delay
sensitivity, and web server load?
XenDesktop includes application, desktop, and server virtualization infrastructure that scales to meet the
requirements of global enterprises. It provides proactive monitoring and reporting as well as intelligent load
and capacity. Virtualization management features include live migration, high availability, and bare metal
For server hosted desktop virtualization, the RemoteFX feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 offloads
graphics processing to a graphics processing unit on the server, which enables a “local like” desktop experience for
remote users. Microsoft RemoteFX leverages the power of virtualized graphics resources and advanced codecs to
recreate the fidelity of hardware assisted graphics acceleration, including support for 3D content and Windows
Aero*, on a remote user’s device.
Dynamic Memory, another feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, allows the allocation of a range of memory
minimum and maximum to individual VMs, enabling the system to dynamically adjust the VM’s memory usage
based on demand.
Also, with partners such as Citrix, we optimize session virtualization and VDI for WAN considerations such as
bandwidth and network delays.
Scense does not address these considerations directly. Scense supports the administrator by delivering a
mechanism that allows for real time management of desktops and applications based on the user’s context. The
administrator decides how the system reacts when the user context or the state of the machine changes.
Virtual Computer takes advantage of the local hardware for execution, so compute load and graphics work just as
they would on a native machine. By moving the hypervisor to the end point, Virtual Computer has addressed issues
such as delay and web server load that server hosted VDI faces. Application growth is handled with the ability to
include applications with shared “golden images” that can be defined for each group of users. This enables users to
access the applications they need, while IT professionals manage only a small number of golden images.