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 Microsoft Windows Server R2 Hyper-V Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
The performance boost enterprise deployment requires. The key to making VDI more cost-effective.
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When deployed in conjunction with Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) gives enterprises a smart alternative to traditional PCs, offering cost savings and endpoint management benefits. But the usual problem with VDI is that enterprise-class performance requires a lot of storage, most of which lays idle – so much that VDI typically loses its cost advantage.
Features of Virsto for Microsoft VDI:
Cost-effective VDI implementation
Virsto removes the largest roadblock to cost-effective VDI, reducing the cost of storage per virtual desktop by up to 70%. We also give you integrated provisioning wizards that dramatically simplify and accelerate provisioning and patching thousands of virtual desktops.
High performance at lower cost
With Virsto, VDI deployments use up to 90% less total storage capacity, to finally deliver on the promise of high performance at lower cost.
Virsto’s widespread use of snapshots and clones eases administration without causing isolated or system-wide performance degradation.
All the capabilities of Virsto for Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
Exceptional storage performance
Virsto for Microsoft VDI creates a virtual storage layer that presents virtual hard disks to virtual machines running in Hyper-V. Virsto vDisks look like native Hyper-V fixed disks, but consume only a fraction of their physical storage space.
Virsto vDisks are thin-provisioned, high-performance, cluster-aware, and support extremely scalable snapshot/clone technology – all at the same time. The result? Higher, far more predictable storage performance.
90% better storage utilization
When deployed with Virsto, Microsoft VDI Hyper-V virtual server environments use up to 90% less storage capacity.
Provisioning can be a real challenge in VDI environments, particularly as they grow to hundreds or thousands of desktops. Virsto allows very rapid snapshot and clone creation, without consuming any additional storage capacity; Virsto has been proven to reduce provisioning and deployment times in VDI environments by up to 74%.
Snapshots and clones that perform like a pass-through disk
Virsto also minimizes the amount of time you spend refreshing desktop images after software updates or patches. Virsto vDisks and their snapshots/cones always deliver the same high performance as a pass-through disk.
In other words, Virsto vDisks and their snapshot/clones always perform at the limit of the underlying storage hardware, no matter how many snapshots or clones each vDisk may have.
Superior backup without unnecessary risk
Virsto fully supports Microsoft’s recommended backup strategy, which is based on the Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
So, if you want to do live migration in your VDI environments but are worried that SSD-based appliances can’t reliably support it, Virsto vDisks are the answer. They’re fully cluster-aware and support the needs of failover clusters and live migration, giving you more options in choosing between persistent and non-persistent modes for desktops.
Seamless integration with Microsoft System Center
Virsto vDisks fit seamlessly into your existing System Center management environment, working with key tools including DPM, VSS, Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager. We also offer a FREE Systems Center Operations Manager Management Pack that takes this integration to the next level.
Finally, Virsto supports key features of the Hyper-V R2 environment, including Windows Server Failover Clusters and Live Migration. This preserves your existing investment in System Center administrative expertise, while enhancing the native storage capabilities of Hyper-V.