The Ultimate Storage for VDI

Pure Storage solutions provide fast, resilient and easily scalable all-flash performance for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Where legacy disk or hybrid solutions suffer from VDI's ‘perfect storm’ of challenging IO, all-flash provides sub-ms latency and disruption-free performance through faults, maintenance, and upgrades. Even better, Pure Storage data reduction is inline across all workloads and frequently tops 10 to 1 with VDI, making all-flash not only far more powerful than traditional storage, but cheaper too.

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Pure Storage FlashArray//m20 exceeds performance metrics required for 1500 user test at 59% capacity and a cost of less than $50/desktop. 


Get an immediate return on your investment. Forrester details the many business benefits St Luke's achieved with Pure Storage all-flash for their VDI environment – including 234% ROI in only 3 months.

Round the Clock Productivity

Ensure your users are productive whenever they work. No more worrying about IO variability from boot storms, login storms, anti-virus scanning, and overnight maintenance. No more hedging with non-persistent desktops to maintain performance. Enjoy consistent sub-ms latency across your deployment. Then go even further: you now have the power, efficiency and resilience to consolidate multiple Tier-1 workloads alongside your VDI.


Now you can deliver rich graphics-intensive workloads to your most demanding users. Pure Storage has partnered with NVIDIA to offer a validated, rich graphics virtual workstation solution that delivers a superior and mobile end-user experience – plus centralized management, cloud-simple operation, and data security.

One Architecture from Pilot to Full-Scale Deployment

Many VDI pilots work well – until it's time to scale-up the deployment and move into production. That’s where deployments often hit performance walls. Beginning with our sub-$50k FlashArray//m10, Pure Storage scales seamlessly and without disruption from pilot to thousands of users.

A Complete Solution for VDI

Looking for an integrated, pre-validated solution for VDI? FlashStack Converged Infrastructure delivers all-flash speed and resiliency for all your workloads and simple, rapid deployments that are easy to manage. Scale seamlessly as your business grows. Fully tested, fully customizable, and fully supported.

ULSD Focuses on Innovation

Replacing legacy disk with Pure Storage eliminated a critical bottleneck in ULSD's VDI. Login times were more than halved, and data reduction, at 7.4:1, made all-flash less expensive than disk. The school was free to again focus on innovating and educating.

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Pure Storage for VDI with VMware View helped Red Hawk achieve 20:1 data reduction and reduced latency to sub-ms, even under heavy load. Fast system response times meant better guest experiences and higher satisfaction.

Judson School Benefits

The speed and resilience of an all-flash array from Pure Storage for Citrix XenDesktop means teachers spend 33% more time educating, and students learn more, every day, at Judson Independent School District.

"Now we have a better environment to work in. When you look in the portal 100 times and it's always 'all good' you begin to see a pattern."
Bob Smith, Senior Project Manager
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
"From a user perspective, it means no more slowdowns. As for general user complaints about sluggish response, you just don’t see that with Pure."
Mathew Morgan, VP of Information Technology
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"We put the Pure Storage array into a production environment in one of our biggest schools. The end-user experience improved dramatically."
Steve Young, CTO
Judson Independent School District

Do It All, 10x Faster

Pure Storage not only makes the end-user VDI experience faster, it makes the VDI administrator experience faster. How much more productive would you be if common VDI maintenance tasks were completed in 5x – 10x less time? Breeze through new desktop deployments, desktop migrations to rebalance infrastructure, template image patching, application installations and upgrades – and do it all without disruption. 

Whatever You Choose, We'll Accelerate It

Our goal is to accelerate and support your choice of VDI technology. We've worked closely with VMware and Citrix to ensure you get speed and resiliency regardless of platform. Pure Storage is a Horizon Fast Track 2.0 partner offering validated reference architectures and proven storage for VMware virtual desktops. Pure Storage is also a Citrix Ready Premier Partner and provides tested reference architectures and sizing guides to streamline mobile workspace solution design and deployment.

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