Paper: VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware Horizon Mirage Branch Office Reference Architecture". The paper which contains 28 pages covers a reference architecture for VMware Horizon Mirage. Horizon Mirage provides centralized image management for Windows desktops with enhanced levels of backup and OS migration capabilities. The reference architecture provides guidance on how to backup desktops deployed throughout the enterprise, and how to migrate remote desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7.

The paper includes test results detailing the results of Horizon Mirage to backup and migrate 10 remote endpoints from Windows XP to Windows 7.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • VMware Horizon Mirage Overview
  • Use Case Overview
  • Reference Architecture Overview
  • Test Results: Windows 7 Migration of Ten Endpoints over T1 WAN
  • Test Results: Centralization over Typical Network Circuit Speeds
  • References

Thanks to Eric Sloof for providing the news.