Posts Tagged ‘VDI’

Flash Comes Down to Earth: High-performance Storage Goes Mainstream

KK Krishnakumar

KK Krishnakumar

Senior Vice President & Chief IT Architect

Flash storage is getting decidedly more flashy these days. The once exclusive and expensive, high-performance storage technology is staking out an increasingly mainstream storage footprint across the current data environment.

Typically, flash has been the Formula 1 of storage technology, used to meet workloads requiring high-intensity IO with low-latency needs for applications like high-performance computing, database acceleration and data mining support. While it is still used to meet these demands, we find that due to both technology and business model changes, we are able to use flash in a variety of general purpose storage situations, and, in fact, that’s how we are putting it to use in EMC IT.

There are several factors that have made flash a more viable option for a wider array of storage needs:

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Affordable Flash: New Dedup Power a True Game Changer

Paul Divittorio

Paul Divittorio

Director, Cloud Infrastructure, EMC IT

Flash technology isn’t just for storing your most critical data anymore. Thanks to all-flash storage arrays with super-efficient, in-line deduplication capabilities, flash can now be the most cost-effective choice for your less critical storage needs as well.

This can be illustrated by two use cases we’ve developed for EMC’s all-flash, solid-state clustered storage system, XtremIO. The first is virtual desktop infrastructure. I know what you’re thinking—why would you want to use the most expensive storage for one of the less expensive applications, virtual desktops? To provide a consistent desktop experience and to save money, actually.
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Virtualizing the Desktop

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IT Proven allows you to leverage Dell IT’s first-hand knowledge and best practices to accelerate your own IT transformation journeys, transforming operations and delivering IT as a Service through the power of cloud computing. IT Proven highlights how Dell IT transformed into an agile, innovative, and competitive service provider.

Join Chris Murphy, EMC’s Director of International IT Operations, as he discusses VDI and how it will enable EMC’s desktop of the future. Listen in as he explains the context around EMC’s complex desktop environment and the issues that need to be addressed. You’ll gain an understanding of:
• EMCs complex environment
• EMCs VDI strategy and deployment plan
• Tools EMC has chosen to achieve our VDI goals
• People, process, and funding challenges

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