Businesses are increasingly turning to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), as they are forced to reevaluate how they manage end‑point devices, secure data, and enable workplace mobility. However, there’s great difficulty in delivering the storage performance expected by end users because traditional storage architectures and other flash storage systems simply can’t provide a comprehensive VDI solution. Inconsistent performance disappoints users, costs escalate as VDI deployments grow, and sizing and maintaining a VDI environment is challenging.
HPE NIMBLE STORAGE SOLUTION
HPE Nimble Storage with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops delivers a VDI experience that delights your end users while accelerating ROI for VDI deployments. HPE Nimble Storage, together with HPE InfoSight predictive analytics, enables businesses to deploy a single platform that includes both All-Flash Arrays and Adaptive Flash Arrays for a tailored VDI fit. It helps deliver absolute performance, scale without disruption, and simplify operations.
DEPLOY FLASH PERFORMANCE TAILORED TO YOUR BUSINESS
VDI requires the storage to handle bursty IOPS (from boot storms, patching, and antivirus scans), read IOPS, and write IOPS very well. In steady state, the majority of IOPS are usually write IOPS. HPE Nimble Storage delivers on both write and read VDI performance with either flash or disk. In an All-Flash Array, HPE Nimble Storage delivers fast read and write performance from flash. In an Adaptive Flash Array, HPE Nimble Storage delivers fast read performance from flash, and is unconstrained by disk writes because all data is written to disk in large sequential stripes.
GET SIGNIFICANT CAPACITY SAVINGS
HPE Nimble Storage offers significant capacity savings for VDI that result in 7.5X to 21.0X space savings or more.1 This allows you to deploy persistent and nonpersistent desktops that match the needs of your business, without worrying about ballooning capacity. Data reduction capabilities include:
- Content-aware deduplication to ensure that data is efficiently deduplicated between VDI specific blocks
- Variable block compression to extend data reduction beyond just deduplication
- Zero pattern elimination to reduce the space consumption of zero strings
- Zero copy clones that can be leveraged to clone base VDI images without any added capacity use
SIMPLIFY MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS, AND DISASTER RECOVERY
HPE Nimble Storage lets you cluster both All-Flash Arrays and Adaptive Flash Arrays and manage them as one. It lets you choose all flash for absolute performance or adaptive flash to cost‑effectively deliver high performance. You can even move VDI desktops between all flash and adaptive flash to meet changing performance needs. In fact, HPE Nimble Storage is so versatile that you don’t need to deploy a separate storage silo just for VDI—now you can deploy VDI alongside business applications on the same storage platform without compromising performance and cost. HPE Nimble Storage also helps you leverage VDI for business continuity. By replicating to an Adaptive Flash Array at a disaster recovery site, you can cost‑effectively maintain a business continuity solution for your workforce at one‑third of the cost.
HPE Nimble Storage is the ideal storage platform for your VDI. It delivers flash performance that scales seamlessly, data analytics with predictive alerting, and simplified management of your entire storage infrastructure. Contact our team for information. HPE Nimble Storage – Vy Luu firstname.lastname@example.org Citrix – Hamish Burt email@example.com