RDS Gurus Benchmark and Analyze Outlook Performance in Non-Persistent Environments

Posted by Brandon Lee on Aug 22, 2017 1:50:30 PM

In the latest installment from RDS Gurus, Outlook Performance in Non-Persistent Environments Using FSLogix's Office 365 Containers, they ran performance tests on Outlook in non-persistent environments using FSLogix’s Office 365 Containers solution. The goal was to illustrate the user experience of remote desktop users working in an RDS environment configured to use FSLogix Office 365 Containers relative to the typical user experience when using native RDS UPD technology. The primary focus was to measure how performance degrades when multiple users are simultaneously working with Outlook (“noisy neighbor effect”).

Using their own Rex Analyzer software, RDS Gurus compared the collected performance benchmarks between users configured with FSLogix Office 365 Container and native RDS UPD technology to determine: 

When users roam from RD session host to another RD Session host, their search experience is far better with FSLogix. This is because it roams the search index on per user basis inside the user’s profile container; there is no need to re-index a user’s Outlook OST no matter which RD Session Host server they end up on.

During our test runs we could observe time and time again that secondary FSLogix users that had Outlook indexed had a far better user experience in than secondary UPD users who had to have their OSTs indexed. The FSLogix secondary users got consistent returned results for searches that used the Windows Local Search service while the UPD secondary users did not. 

Read the full report by Kristin Griffin, Freek Berson, and Dr. Benny Tritsch

Topics: non-persistent VDI, Office 365, Outlook, FSLogix Office 365 Container, RDS Gurus

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