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10 tips for deploying virtual desktops
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of October 2013 Vol. 12 No. 8
Boot storms and antivirus scans are just two of the events that can bring storage to its knees when deploying virtual desktops. Learn how to configure VDI storage the right way. Storage is one of the hottest topics in virtualization, which is one of the hottest topics in storage. These once distinct silos of data center technology are quickly converging. And it's increasingly easy to see why: They desperately need each other. A virtual infrastructure can only be robust if it's backed by shared storage that supplies the endless low-latency I/O demanded by virtual machines (VMs). Virtual environments place more demands on a storage infrastructure than ever before in most data centers. Similarly, infrastructure virtualization is more demanding than ever on the physical servers in the environment. A resilient and responsive storage infrastructure is a key part of any successful desktop consolidation project. While that's true for server virtualization, it's even more of an issue with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) because ...
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