This post was originally published on this siteStorage capacity reporting seems like a pretty straight forward topic. How much storage am I using? But when you introduce the ...
One of the best aspects of working at Pure Storage is helping existing and new potential customers overcome traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) challenges through the simplicity and performance that our product delivers. To that end, we firmly believe and our customers continue to prove that our FlashStack Converged Infrastructure solution is truly the complete package when it comes to providing a turnkey, pre-validated solution that includes everything needed to hit the ground running for your new VDI project or take an existing project to the next level of success. Pure’s all-flash storage integrated with Cisco UCS and Nexus switches enables your VDI and infrastructure administrators to focus on what’s most important: delivering the best VDI experience to your customers, instead of wasting time on mundane and repetitive tasks just to keep the backend infrastructure online.
FlashStack is designed to be fully redundant, with no single point of failure (see diagram below) which enables our customers to perform what were formerly maintenance and administrative operations reserved for the evenings or weekends. Now admins can perform storage firmware upgrades and large recompose operations (just to name a few) in the middle of the workday completely transparently to your active VDI users.
To prove this level of robustness and to provide a blueprint from which customers can construct their own VMware Horizon View deployment, we have updated our VMware Horizon View 6.2 Design Guide with our latest generation product, the FlashArray//m.
Here are a few of the highlights you will find inside:
Pure Storage all-flash storage significantly increases the capability to address the high demands of a Horizon View deployment. Coupled with the Cisco UCS compute, Nexus network, and the VMware vSphere virtualization platform, FlashStack CI makes it simple to accelerate the deployment of VDI with VMware or Citrix, as well as other solutions such as SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP ERP for organizations of all sizes. In fact, Pure Storage is excellent for the consolidation of multiple mission critical applications. Check out this ESG Lab Validation white-paper on consolidating tier-1 applications including VDI, database, and email.
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