What is VMware Desktop Reference Architecture Workload Simulator (RAWC)?
RAWC is a desktop workload tool that generates a realistic, adjustable workload with various applications in the desktop virtual machine. The results gathered regarding CPU usage, memory utilization, storage, and network can be analyzed to identify appropriateness and readiness of a given environment to run virtual desktops. As of today we have over 3,500 Partner downloads. RAWC is widely used all over the world. Here are some new Reference Architectures that have been created with RAWC.
Desktop RAWC 3.0 is now available
Desktop RAWC 3.0 has been updated to run on Microsoft Windows® 10 desktops. In addition, Desktop RAWC 3.0 can run on a Microsoft Windows® Remote Desktop Services (RDS) environment. You will now be able to test both VDI Desktops and RDSH Sessions. New applications have been added, including: Adobe Reader DC, Chrome, Firefox, Notepad, Photos. Desktop RAWC 3.0 also comes with charting scripts for application open and close times. Installation is easy and only requires a share point, no ftp servers or databases required.

Information and White Papers
These are outstanding examples of white papers done by our Partners.

Check out the new Instant Clone Technology in Horizon 7 - Link

Latest Solution Brief: Just-in-Time Application Delivery with App Volumes with near native performance on PureStorage all flash array - Link

VMware App Volumes Performance Testing Blog - Link

EVO:RAIL or VDI-in-a-BOX - Link

Notice the "scenarios" of a VDI user; a day in the life. - Link

NetApp Whitepaper on 50,000 seat VDI deployment. - Link

Stateless Reference Architecture - Link

In this white paper, you can see a "day in the life" of a desktop. It's an older paper but excellent. - Link

Always on desktop implementation RA from VCE and VMware - Link
RAWC Links
Here is a white paper that gives some good guidelines for Sever and Storage sizing that you might find helpful
This paper discusses Workload Considerations for Virtual Desktop Environments