Project VRC, an ititiative started by LogIn Consultants and PQR, has released a new Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) whitepaper titled:”Phase VII – Impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, Optimizations and Best Practices“. The paper written bij Ryan Bijkerk and Ment van der Plas contains 64 pages and describes the the impact on performance and capacity of using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 5 on hosted desktop environments.
For measuring the different scenario’s the Login VSI benchmarking tool was used.
The paper contains the following sections:
- Introduction to Project VRC
- About the authors
- The Login VSI Benchmark
- The Project VRC Platform
- App-V Locally Cached
- Registry staging
- Shared Content Store
- App-V Publishing
- Package Architectures
- Hotfix 4
Based on the research in this whitepaper we quantify the capacity and performance impact of App-V 5.0 as follows:
An environment with App-V 5.0 under optimal conditions, eliminating all external factors, has about 13% less capacity compared to an environment with locally installed applications. In comparison, an environment with App-V 4.6 has 8% less capacity under identical conditions. This is due to the fact that App-V 5.0 has additional and tighter integration options with the local OS.
The paper can be downloaded from the project VRC website after registration.