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Persistent or Non-Persistent VDI?

The fundamental objective when implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is to ensure that the end user experience is at a minimum, equivalent to the same experience as a physical desktop. Poor performance and the lack of desktop customization is a

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Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Non-Persistent Desktops

For many organizations the benefits of virtualizing user desktop systems is hard to ignore – improved data protection, enhanced data security and the opportunity to drive improved resource and operational efficiencies. The challenge is unless the virtual desktop experience is

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VM-Aware Storage Improves Virtualization ROI

Traditional storage was not designed to manage the high volume of I/O workloads characteristic of today’s multi-tenant VMware virtual machine (VM) environments. Consequently, many organizations fall into the trap of over provisioning storage infrastructure to help ensure good virtual application

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Predictable Virtual Server Performance for Less

For many storage planners it is a daunting task to size their virtual storage infrastructure “just right”, without needless overspending. Indeed, this is becoming increasingly difficult to attain given the high degree of I/O workload variability that multiple virtual machines

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Accelerating Application Performance in the Virtualized Environment

Hyper-V, like any other virtualized server environment, puts specific strains on (some say it breaks) the traditional storage infrastructure. While a variety of designs have been created to address that issue few systems actually get at the heart of the

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What Does EMC Want With ScaleIO?

Storage Switzerland just received confirmation from one of our more trusted sources that EMC is actively in discussions to acquire ScaleIO. This makes some sense; EMC has a tendency to buy early stage Israeli based companies (XtremeIO and Kashya) and

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