Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) success depends on a number of critical factors—most importantly user acceptance. Because users’ speed of access to their virtual desktops is closely related to the VDI storage that holds up the infrastructure, it’s critical that the storage system is properly sized, configured and allocated. If the storage system isn’t powerful enough, users might experience boot storms during times of peak usage, which can greatly slows down system access for long periods of time.
Cost is another consideration. VDI doesn’t carry as high of an ROI as server virtualization, so it’ll take more work to justify the cost of an adequate platform.
In this VDI storage webcast, virtualization expert Eric Siebert talks about how to precisely gauge storage requirements for your company's VDI project. Discover how to configure the architecture to meet storage demands, what storage array features to implement in a VDI environment and how to best minimize VDI's storage impact.
Eric Siebert is a virtualization expert and has written many articles on TechTarget websites.
This was first published in August 2011