- Flash Array
all-flash VDI experience
to your users for less than $100 / desktop
One of the biggest challenges VDI presents to storage is the variable and spikey nature of IO throughout the day. Typical use is write-heavy (often 80/20), but boot storms and anti-virus scans introduce huge read spikes. Overnight maintenance tasks (patches, recomposes) introduce even more heavy write bursts. You need storage that keeps up with it all without sacrificing end-user experience the way a caching solution can. What’s your plan for meeting the performance demands of your growing VDI environment?
|Stage||Pilot||Go Live||Expand||Scale Up|
|Users||100s-1,000||Up to 2,000||Up to 5,000||5,000+|
|Raw Capacity||2.75 TB||5.5 TB||11 TB||35 TB|
|Usable Capacity*||10-20 TB||10-20 TB||20-50 TB||175-350 TB|
|* Assumes RAID-3D plus 5-10x data reduction.|
Many VDI pilots go great – until it is time to scale-up the deployment and move into production. That’s where too often deployments hit the IO wall – exceeding the IO capabilities of traditional disk storage and requiring expensive additional storage purchases which blow the VDI ROI case. Pure Storage scales seamlessly from pilot to 1,000s of users, all with non-disruptive incremental capacity and resiliency expansion.
Most desktop admins don't dream of being storage admins – and that's the problem with traditional storage vendor VDI architectures, they require a deep knowledge of storage array configuration and tuning. SSDs, fast disks, slow disks, auto-tiering, pooling, spares… it's just too complicated. Pure Storage is refreshingly simple – plug it in and in 15 minutes you'll have the fastest VDI storage available – with zero tuning or configuration required. You can even share the all-flash storage across workloads – no need to invest in a dedicated VDI storage island that can't be leveraged for other applications.
With VDI deployments, the typical admin spends hours of their day doing basic VDI maintenance tasks (deploying new desktops, moving desktops to balance the infrastructure, re-composing images, and doing patching and maintenance work).
Pure Storage not only makes the end-user VDI experience faster, but it makes the VDI administrator experience faster. How much more productive would you be if every VDI admin task completed in 5x – 10x less time?