VMware View transforms enterprise desktop computing by lowering the total cost of desktop computing and providing the end user flexibility. However, VDI infrastructure storage selection and design is critical to its success. The storage infrastructure CAPEX cost for VDI can be very high and contributes significantly to the overall VDI cost and performance issues.
Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI simplifies stateless virtual desktop deployments by completely eliminating the storage normally needed to run virtual machines. ILIO Diskless VDI is a unique software-only solution that leverages the server RAM as primary storage to create a high performance datastore used by VMware View. There is no storage of any kind (SAN/NAS/SSD) in the deployment to support the desktop VMs. User profiles are redirected to an external shared storage. This approach significantly simplifies the overall VDI architecture and allows customers to scale VDI with just servers and software – greatly reducing deployment risks due to storage sizing and network.
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“GlassHouse’s reference architecture has shown that VMware View with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI can create a faster user experience compared to a physical PC using an architecture that scales-out with no storage.”
Director, Product Management,
Desktops and Apps,