Paper: Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide

Microsoft has released a paper titled:"Desktop Hosting Reference Architecture Guide". The paper which contains 19 pages defines a set of architectural blocks for creating a multitenant, hosted Windows desktop and application service. The primary goal is to enable hosting providers to create secure, scalable, and reliable desktop hosting solution offers for small- and medium-sized organizations with up to 1500 users.


The paper covers the following sections:

  • Desktop Hosting Service Logical Architecture
  • Service Layer, covering the tenant and provider management and perimeter environments
  • Virtualization Layer, covering Hyper-V, SCVVM and the Scale-Out File Server
  • Physical Layer, covering Servers and Network
  • Tenant On-Premises Components, covering Clients and Active Directory Domain Services

Thanks to Michel Roth for providing the news.