Citrix has released the first version of the Hyper-V reference architecture.
This reference architecture documents the design, deployment, and validation of a Citrix Desktop Virtualization solution that leveraged the best-of-breed hardware and software vendors in a real-world environment. This design included Microsoft Hyper-V and SCVMM 2012, HP blade servers, NetApp storage arrays, and Cisco networking. Five modular blocks (or 5,050 virtual desktops) consisted of users divided into the following groups: 3,775 in the Datacenter, 675 in 2 Branch Offices, and 600 remote users.
This Desktop Virtualization reference architecture was built with the following goals:
- Leverage a modular design to allow for linear scalability and growth by adding additional modular blocks
- Design an environment to be highly available and resilient
- Architect a virtual desktop solution that can support users in different geographic locations, such as branch office workers and remote access users
You can download the PDF here.