It is often said that data center-level server virtualization projects created a renewed demand for networked storage, both NAS and SAN.
If that's true, then efforts to virtualize desktops--aka virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) projects--will create renewed demand for high-performance storage, both network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN).
Storage performance is a major determinant in successful deployments of VDI. Why? VDI is a storage input/output-intensive environment.
When you lift the hood to find out what's going on inside a disk array that's supporting virtual desktops, you see the following:
The typical virtual desktop running Windows … Read more