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Desktop Virtualization (VDI) Solutions
High-Performance Desktop Virtualization (VDI)

VDI offers row-pushedd desktop management for global, distributed businesses. Unfortunately, traditional storage solutions simply can't handle VDI's I/O bursts, leaving users disappointed by their inconsistent performance. And, traditional storage is difficult to scale, forcing IT to bring down systems to add new users.

Nimble Storage's Adaptive Flash platform overcomes VDI's biggest challenges — at a price that makes sense for any business.

Overview:

Predictive Flash Platform

The Nimble Storage predictive flash platform delivers a VDI experience that delights your end users, while accelerating ROI for VDI deployments. Deliver absolute performance, scale without disruption, and simplify operations.

Predictive Flash Platform

Deliver a superior VDI user experience

Boot storms demand faster reads; steady state and maintenance operations call for rapid writes. Nimble delivers both.

  • Ensure high VDI read and write performance with either flash or disk
  • Choose all-flash for absolute performance, or adaptive flash to cost effectively deliver high performance
  • Move VDI desktops between all-flash and adaptive flash to meet changing performance needs

Deliver a superior VDI user experience

Take the Guesswork Out of Scaling VDI

Start right with Nimble’s data reduction to contain runaway VDI costs. As needs grow, confidently scale performance and capacity to a tailored VDI fit with InfoSight’s predictive analytics.

Deduplication and compression ensures a cost-effective ‘right-sized’ deployment

Deduplication and compression ensures a cost-effective ‘right-sized’ deployment

Scale from small to large deployments seamlessly and non-disruptively

Scale from small to large deployments seamlessly and non-disruptively

Leverage InfoSight VDI analysis and sizing at the click of a button for a tailored VDI fit

Leverage InfoSight VDI analysis and sizing at the click of a button for a tailored VDI fit

Simplify Operations

Other storage systems require separate silos for VDI, user data, and data protection. Nimble’s unified flash fabric provides a single cost-effective platform that can handle it all, dramatically reducing management overhead.

Run VDI desktops on the all-flash array for absolute performance, and user data on an adaptive flash array – all managed as one

Run VDI desktops on the all-flash array for absolute performance, and user data on an adaptive flash array – all managed as one

Protect golden images and user data with efficient snapshots and replication at a third of the cost

Protect golden images and user data with efficient snapshots and replication at a third of the cost

Deploy SmartStack turn-key VDI from small to large scale, that is simple to deploy and manage

Deploy SmartStack turn-key VDI from small to large scale, that is simple to deploy and manage

Solutions:

Deliver a superior VDI user experience

Boot storms demand faster reads; steady state and maintenance operations call for rapid writes. Nimble’s CASL™ architecture delivers both, leveraging flash for quicker reads, and a sequential hard-disk layout for speedier writes.

Deliver a superior VDI user experience

Take the guesswork out of scaling VDI

Nimble arrays are designed to scale performance and capacity independently so organizations buy only the resources they need. And InfoSight™ can predict capacity and help eliminate performance bottlenecks — all at the click of a button.

Take the guesswork out of scaling VDI

Simplify management

Traditional storage requires separate silos for VDI, user data, and business-critical applications. Nimble consolidates them onto a single array, dramatically reducing management overhead.

Simplify management

Accelerate VDI deployments with turnkey solutions

VDI deployments are challenging, requiring the tight integration of storage, network, compute, and virtualization. Nimble's SmartStack™ for VDI uses best-of-breed technology from Cisco, VMware and Citrix for quick and effective deployments.

Accelerate VDI deployments with turnkey solutions

Guarantee 24/7 desktop availability even in the case of disaster

Nimble's five-9s system uptime means VDI desktops are always available; efficient snapshot replication enables access even during disasters.

99 percent availability

Desktop Virtualization Solutions with VMware:

VMware Ready

Nimble Storage and VMware closely partner to provide comprehensive desktop virtualization (VDI) solutions. Nimble Storage arrays provide high performance and efficient capacity for VMware Horizon View, resulting in a better end-user experience and cost-effective deployments.

Nimble Storage arrays deliver absolute performance and efficient capacity for VMware Horizon View, resulting in a better end-user experience and cost-effective deployments.

Key Benefits

  • Deliver a consistent high-performance user experience with flash
  • Scale from small to large deployments seamlessly and non-disruptively
  • Eliminate silos for VDI, user data, and data protection with the Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric
  • Leverage Nimble SmartStack™ reference architectures to speed deployments

Nimble Storage SmartStack Solutions with VMware

Nimble Storage provides the right storage foundation for tested, pre-validated VDI reference architectures with VMware.

  • SmartStack for Desktop Virtualization
  • SmartStack for Desktop and Server Virtualization
  • SmartStack for ROBO Desktop Virtualization

VDI Storage for Branch Offices, Mobile Users, and BYOD

Nimble Storage is supported in VMware View™ Mobile Secure Desktop (MSD) and Branch Office Desktop (BOD) architectures. This helps IT support remote users, branch offices, and the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend by delivering a unique combination of storage performance and cost-effective capacity.

Desktop Virtualization Solutions with Citrix:

Nimble Storage arrays deliver absolute performance and efficient capacity for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, resulting in a better end-user experience and cost-effective deployments.

Key Benefits

  • Deliver a consistent high-performance user experience cost-effectively
  • Scale from small to large deployments seamlessly and non-disruptively
  • Eliminate silos for VDI, user data, and data protection with the Nimble Storage Unified Flash Fabric
  • Leverage Nimble SmartStack™ reference architectures to speed deployments

Citrix XenDesktop 
Nimble Storage arrays provide a high-performance end-user experience for Citrix XenDesktop for both pooled (using MCS) and streamed desktops (using PVS), while also providing cost-effective capacity.

Citrix XenApp 
For hosted shared desktops with XenApp, Nimble Storage arrays deliver the performance and scalability needed for high user density deployments.

Nimble Storage SmartStack Solutions with Citrix

Nimble Storage provides the right storage foundation for tested, pre-validated VDI reference architectures with Citrix.