New Reference Architecture Paper Co-Authored by LSI Reveals Next Generation VDI Appliance

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Read how LSI collaborated with leading technology providers Supermicro®, EMC® ScaleIO and VMware® to produce a powerful VDI appliance

A new technical paper, co-authored by LSI, EMC ScaleIO, Supermicro and VMware, details a Reference Architecture for a powerful new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance specifically designed for VMware Horizon View™ deployments.

The companies collaborated to create a high-performance VDI platform based on PCIe® flash storage that accelerates VDI deployments, increases desktop performance and maximizes VDI density per node. The solution is far more cost-effective and less complex than most traditional SAN-based storage infrastructures since it has a minimal footprint, is highly scalable and easy to manage.

The technology behind this new appliance includes: LSI Nytro™ WarpDrive® 3.2TB PCIe® flash accelerator cards, Mellanox® ConnectX-3® 40GE NICs and Supermicro servers powered by EMC ScaleIO software. Plus, the paper provides performance metrics based on a test using the Login VSI benchmark, including:

  • Support for 1,000 desktops with average user response times under one second
  • Deployment of 1,000 virtual desktops in 1 hour and 28 minutes
  • Simultaneously boot 1,000 virtual desktops in 12 minutes

Download this Reference Architecture Paper.

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