Virtual Desktop Strategy: Autonomic Methods for VDI Performance

 Recorded Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Virtual Desktop Strategy: Autonomic Methods for VDI Performance

Gartner contends that the VDI market hit 76 million users this year, and will grow to 1.3 billion over the next three years. Although virtual desktops represent just a fraction of the world’s virtualized workload footprint, VDI architecture and resource consumption presents a uniquely challenging workload class with many permutations of possible implementation.

Whether your organization uses VMware Horizon, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS or another VDI solution, options around persistence, client architecture and underlying delivery infrastructure all impact the end-user experience. Additionally, workload resource consumption within the data center itself – if not properly managed – can negate the performance of even the most perfectly designed implementations.

Yes, VDI is among the most IO-intensive workloads in the data center, which is why we observe greater and greater adoption of all-flash or hyperconverged storage alongside these projects. However, to believe that simply solving for IOPS alone will put an end to all VDI performance problems is simplistic.

Specifically, the workloads from which virtual desktops consume: web servers, application servers and databases – constitute a complex supply chain of diverse resource consumption patterns that must work in unison and be managed in real-time to deliver reliable end-user performance.

This webinar explores the unique challenges associated with VDI, and will demonstrate how Turbonomic’s autonomic approach to performance assurance and resource management can help your organization:

  • Accelerate virtual desktop performance by 30% or more on 30% less infrastructure, entirely by properly sizing and placing VDI workloads
  • Confidently plan for and scale your VDI investment without overspending on delivery infrastructure
  • Accommodate unpredictable fluctuation in end-user activity and IO-storms through real-time decision automation
  • Maximize the number of virtual desktops managed per administrator
  • Hear firsthand from a top global consumer goods company that has completely automated its VDI operations with Turbonomic

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