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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Agile, scalable storage for your virtual desktop environments. At any scale.

SolidFire is the only storage system that can cost-effectively deliver the flexibility and adaptability required to support evolving large scale virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments. With granular Quality of Service (QoS) controls and a scale-out architecture, SolidFire is uniquely suited to manage and adapt to the mixed and unpredictable workload profiles that exist in VDI environments.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Adaptable Infrastructure

Adaptable
Infrastructure

Lowest Cost Per Desktop

Lowest Cost
Per Desktop

Eliminate Storage Sprawl

Eliminate
Storage Sprawl

Granular Scalability

Granular
Scalability

Simplified VDI Administration

Simplified VDI
Administration


Learn more about our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure partners:

VMware Horizon ViewVMware Horizon View:

Flexible, cost-effective storage for large scale VDI deployments

SolidFire is simple, flexible, cost-effective storage with complete performance control and changing the expectations of storage in large scale VDI deployments.

SolidFire and VMware Horizon View

SolidFire is the only storage system that can cost-effectively deliver the flexibility and adaptability required to drive an evolving large scale virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. With granular quality-of-service controls and a scale-out architecture SolidFire is uniquely suited to manage the mixed and unpredictable workloads profiles that exist in VDI environments.

VMware Horizon View Deployment

SolidFire Advantages

  • All SSD-based storage system delivers the IOPS necessary to run View successfully
  • Inline deduplication & compression makes persistent full desktops viable & economical
  • Scale-out storage architecture supports incremental / ondemand desktop growth
  • Volume level QoS eliminates the need to dedicate the storage system to just VDI

About VMware Horizon View

VMware View allows IT to simplify and automate the management of thousands of desktops and to securely deliver desktop as a service to users from a central location with levels of availability and reliability unmatched by traditional PCs. By delivering secure access to applications and data to any device, when and where the user needs it, VMware View provides end users with the highest levels of mobility and flexibility.



Controlling Unpredictable Workloads

Key Benefits


Adaptable Infrastructure

Adaptable Infrastructure - Adjust storage performance and capacity independently, increasing your ability to dynamically respond to evolving desktop requirements and user profiles

  • Go from pilot to production and beyond (no issues)
  • Design for X and change to Y on the fly
  • Size smaller environment and grow incrementally without redesign
  • Adjust QoS controls to accommodate boot storms, virus scans, patching and recompose operations
Eliminate Storage Sprawl

Eliminate Storage Sprawl - Isolate and guarantee performance to each application, eliminating the need for dedicated VDI storage

  • Extremely dense deployment with 1000+ desktops per node keeps footprint small
  • QoS eliminates need for a dedicated VDI storage
  • Efficiently leverage both linked clones and persistent full clones
Granular Scalability

Granular Scalability - Incrementally scale storage resources one node at a time to accommodate desktop growth without downtime

  • Incrementally add nodes to increase total IOPS
  • Grow your View footprint 1 node at a time
  • No forklift replacements when desktop capacity is outgrown
  • No downtime required to scale environment
Simplified VDI Administration

Simplified VDI Administration - Drastically simplify storage management by removing VDI design complexity, streamlining desktop maintenance tasks and reducing administration time

  • Leverage known / existing desktop management tools
  • Speed up desktop provisioning and booting
  • Automatically balances desktops across the system
Lowest $/Desktop

Lowest $/Desktop - Industry leading storage density delivers 1,000+ desktops per U at less than $50 per desktop without sacrificing performance

  • All-SSD system will inline data efficiency means all desktop profiles are cost effective
  • VDI storage costs under $50 / desktop
  • Less than $1 per desktop IO
  • Fit 1,000+ desktops per node = optimal data center footprint

Download the SolidFire VMware Horizon View Solution Brief (PDF).

Citrix ReadyCitrix XenDesktop:

Simple, flexible, cost-effective storage with complete performance control

SolidFire provides the flexibility and adaptability necessary to cost effectively drive a large scale Citrix XenDesktop environment.

SolidFire and Citrix XenDesktop

SolidFire is the only storage system that can cost-effectively deliver the flexibility and adaptability required to drive an evolving large scale virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. With granular Quality of Service controls and a scale-out architecture SolidFire is uniquely suited to manage the mixed and unpredictable workloads profiles that exist in VDI environments.

Large-Scale XenDesktop Deployments

Unlocking the Capabilities of Large-Scale XenDesktop Deployments

SolidFire provides the flexibility and adaptability necessary to cost effectively drive a large scale XenDesktop environment. With granular quality-of-service controls and a scale-out architecture SolidFire is uniquely suited to manage the mixed and unpredictable workloads profiles that exist in VDI environments.

SolidFire Advantages

  • All SSD-based storage system delivers the IOPS necessary to predictably run XenDesktop
  • Inline deduplication & compression makes persistent desktops viable & economical
  • Scale-out storage architecture supports on-demand desktop growth without painful catalog to storage reconfiguration
  • SolidFire QoS eliminates the need to dedicate the storage system to just XenDesktop

Provision with XenDesktop how you want

Whether you are looking for the simplicity that MCS provides or the power and flexibility that PVS delivers, provisioning virtual desktops on SolidFire storage will simplify administration, maximize user experience and deliver the economics required in a large scale VDI deployment.

Provisioning on SolidFire:

  • Simplify catalog creation with streamlined storage provisioning
  • Leverage storage performance virtualization to provide customize IOPS for streamed, pooled and dedicated desktop
  • Support both provisioning methods allows for agility
  • Eliminate the storage licensing madness

MCS

  • Thin provisioning eliminates “recommendation” for NFS
  • Add storage resources without adjusting MCS processes
  • Compress, deduplicate and thin provision base, clone and ID disks across multiple catalogs


MCS Deployment

PVS

  • Simplify by placing Master, vDisk and Cache volumes on SolidFire
  • Eliminate IO bottlenecks during vDisk streaming with QoS controls
  • SolidFire data distribution algorithm means no vDisk alignment issues
  • Thin provisioning allows you to over-provision vDisks without losing efficiencies
  • Eliminate the need to restrict vDisk design to available RAM
PVS Deployment


Controlling Unpredictable Workloads

Key Benefits


Adaptable Infrastructure

Adaptable Infrastructure - Adjust storage performance and capacity independently, increasing your ability to dynamically respond to evolving desktop requirements and user profiles

  • Go from pilot to production and beyond (no issues)
  • Design for X and change to Y on the fly
  • Size smaller environment and grow incrementally without redesign
  • Adjust QoS controls to accommodate boot storms, virus scans, patching and recompose operations
Eliminate Storage Sprawl

Eliminate Storage Sprawl - Isolate and guarantee performance to each application, eliminating the need for dedicated VDI storage

  • Extremely dense deployment with 1000+ desktops per node keeps footprint small
  • QoS eliminates need for a dedicated VDI storage
  • Efficiently leverage both linked clones and persistent full clones
Granular Scalability

Granular Scalability - Incrementally scale storage resources one node at a time to accommodate desktop growth without downtime

  • Incrementally add nodes to increase total IOPS
  • Grow your View footprint 1 node at a time
  • No forklift replacements when desktop capacity is outgrown
  • No downtime required to scale environment
Simplified VDI Administration

Simplified VDI Administration - Drastically simplify storage management by removing VDI design complexity, streamlining desktop maintenance tasks and reducing administration time

  • Leverage known / existing desktop management tools
  • Speed up desktop provisioning and booting
  • Automatically balances desktops across the system
Lowest $/Desktop

Lowest $/Desktop - Industry leading storage density delivers 1,000+ desktops per U at less than $50 per desktop without sacrificing performance

  • All-SSD system will inline data efficiency means all desktop profiles are cost effective
  • VDI storage costs under $50 / desktop
  • Less than $1 per desktop IO
  • Fit 1,000+ desktops per node = optimal data center footprint

Download the SolidFire Citrix XenDesktop Solution Brief (PDF).