A non-optimized virtual desktop image consumes additional CPU, memory, network bandwidth, and IOPS. Why? Because Windows 7 and Windows 10 weren’t created to be a virtual desktop image. Additionally, the applications themselves are all greedy selfish little apps that want to consume as many resources as they can with little regard to the other applications. Now, not all apps are created equal. Some are more important than others. But in the end, they all need to be evaluated to determine how much resources do they consume and is that okay or not.
First off, how do I even begin to evaluate resource usage?
While I try to make these posts agnostic to vendors, there is one particular vendor that does some amazing things when it comes to doing an assessment: Liquidware Labs. We use this vendor exclusively to perform virtual desktop assessments of customer environments. Additionally, we have built some custom tools to read the raw data and build a design document out of it.
Little Known Fact: Apps can be optimized too, and they should be.
Yep, that’s right, applications can be optimized too. As a matter of fact, optimizing the applications can reduce more resources than optimizing the windows operating system. Imagine this: a customer deploys 1000 virtual desktops and doesn’t optimize it. This happens all the time. What would happen if we optimized the OS AND the apps and saved 40% of the resources? You could get 400 virtual desktops for free! Now, imagine if we did a customer environment with 50,000 virtual desktops. If we optimized that environment it would save enough resources to support an additional 20,000 desktops.
Get your environment optimized today!
Contact us to have a consultant come on site and evaluate your environment. Here’s what we look at:
- Hypervisor hosts
- Virtual desktop image
DH Tech’s Windows Optimization Guide – Don’t lose the look and feel of windows and sacrifice to get a high performing virtual desktop image. Citrix and VMware tell you to turn off the awesome look of Windows 7/10 to get the performance you need. We found a way to do that without the sacrifice. We will help you optimize your desktop image and give you a copy of our optimization guide.