Virsto Software is going to transform the way your enterprise uses storage. We deliver game-changing performance and utilization with any block-based storage,
working in conjunction with the popular hypervisors VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Virsto's storage hypervisor does for storage what the server hypervisor did for servers.
Virsto for XenDesktop
Transparently leverage Virsto’s advantages in performance, provisioning speed, and space-efficiency while preserving familiar XenDesktop workflows. Virsto will lower your overall storage costs per desktop by over 50%, while providing a compelling alternative to native virtual storage targets for your VDI.
Key Benefits of Virsto for vSphere with XenDesktop
Increase the performance of your existing, block-based storage by up to 10x
Reduce storage capacity consumption by up to 90% to extend the useful life of whatever storage you already own (or plan to buy).
Significantly reduce the number of spindles you need to support either persistent or non-persistent desktops
Deliver predictable performance by smoothing the I/O spikes created by boot, login, application, and logout storms without having to over-provision storage
Shorten desktop deployment time frames across the three major XenDesktop operational workflows: deployment, re-deployment and refresh.
Manage your XenDesktop desktops using the native Citrix workflows and tools, like Citrix Desktop Studio.
SSD & VDI - An Emerging Best Practice
The use of solid state disk (SSD) to support the VDI use case has become an industry best-practice. Virsto Software was designed to maximize the performance of SSD for both reads and writes across all desktops, while dramatically reducing the required capacity of this premium resource. Virsto recommends the use of SSD to host the Virsto logs, with a small capacity of SSD reserved for a storage tier 0 to maximize SSD benefits. The Virsto architecture enables optimal SSD read and write performance while using up to 90% less SSD capacity to meet your performance requirements.
Double VDI Density per Host
Virsto will deliver up to 2x your existing desktop density by more efficiently handling I/O generated from VDI. As a result, Virsto lowers infrastructure costs significantly while improving performance, by up to 10x compared to native Linked Clones.
Transparent Workflow Integration
Virsto for vSphere, 2.0 delivers menu-level integration directly into VMware vCenter. Virsto provides a compelling alternative to the standard virtual disk options offered in the native VMware environment, providing a very high performance, space efficient vDisk that delivers on the promise of VDI. Virsto has delivered several optimized wizards for the standard operations required to support VDI, including: Deploy, Re-Deploy, Revert, and Delete. These workflows enable desktop administrators to easily provision thousands of high performance, space efficient VDI, and hand off these objects directly to XenDesktop Studio. No additional training required, The benefit of leveraging Virsto's alternate workflow is a reduction of storage cost per desktop of over 50%.
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