Yesterday was a very exciting day for us here at the Desktop Virtualization Group of Quest. Now that Service Pack 1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 has been released, we can finally share what we have in store for our joint customers that are looking to deploy Service Pack 1 of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
After a year of working with Microsoft, we have been able to architect deep integration and a great value-add to the enhancements of Microsoft virtualization stack that are introduced in SP1. One value-add I want to highlight today, is the work that we have done with RemoteFX. For years now, vWorkspace has embraced and extended the RDP protocol with our patent pending EOP technologies (Brian Madden was ‘AMAZED’). Over the last year we worked with Microsoft to make sure that we would do the same for RemoteFX – and we succeeded. The results are staggering. When deploying RemoteFX beyond the LAN we were able to accelerate RemoteFX performance by 62%!
We published a whitepaper that measures just how extreme the EOP Xtream feature of Quest vWorkspace accelerated RemoteFX at different latencies, using the industry standard Login VSI 3.0 medium workload. Here is a sneak peak at the results:

In this chart shorter is better because the smallest values in the “waiting for client count / second” counter deliver the best user experience.
The test results, and more importantly, the actual end user experience, demonstrate that the performance of RemoteFX when deployed beyond the LAN can be significantly improved by Quest vWorkspace EOP Xtream at no additional CPU cost.
The summarized results are:
  1. Over a range of network latencies, the Quest vWorkspace’s EOP Xtream technology yielded an average 62%improvement in display quality and frame rate to Microsoft RemoteFX when deployed beyond the LAN.
  2. Quest vWorkspace’s EOP Xtream technology greatly reduces the stalls and bursts in the Microsoft RemoteFX user experience, thus enabling a much smoother user experience.
  3. The acceleration of Microsoft RemoteFX by Quest vWorkspace’s EOP Xtream technology comes at no additional CPU cost.
Before you can try it yourself, you will have to wait for vWorkspace 7.2 MR1 that is coming soon (watch the vWorkspace community if you want to be a part of the Beta). In the meanwhile, feel free to download the whitepaper from our special Quest vWorkspace 7.2 MR1 and Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 landing page. On that page you will also find more sneak previews of all the great value Quest vWorkspace 7.2 MR1 will bring to customers!