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5 REASONS WHY ISE IS THE STORAGE YOU NEED FOR VDI

  1. AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION – YOU CHOOSE

    Performance requirements vary hugely with VDI use cases, approved therefore it’s key that more choice is available:

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    • X-IO’s Intelligent Adaptive Flash provides complete flexibility for hybrid storage deployment. Use as an All-Flash Array or utilize Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) to automate intelligent data tiering between flash and disk.
    • Media Affinity allows administrators to pin key data to either flash or hard disk drives, ensuring consistent high performance to IOPS sensitive high read layers.
    • Alternatively, CADP can be utilize to effectively manage all data and move “hot” data to flash and ensuring “cool” data remains on cost efficient hard disk drives.
  2. 100% PERFORMANCE AT 100% UTILIZATION

    Users demand desktops as fast or faster than their local PCs, therefore more predictable performance is required:

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    • Unlike most storage arrays that experience performance degradation over 70% capacity utilization, ISE provides 100% performance at 100% capacity
    • The self-healing capabilities of the ISE ensure that 100% is always available
    • ISE 700 G3 Series Hybrid platform ensures unpredictable spikes in workload are automatically smooth with patented CADP technology
  3. NO NEED FOR STORAGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS

    VDI administrators should not need to be storage experts, therefore more simplification is required:

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    • ISE Manager provides a single console for not just storage management but hypervisor management too
    • Increased simplification and integration in ISE Manager provides true “set it and forget it” storage
    • Flexibility in management provides hypervisor plug ins, GUI based management, CLI or RESTful API access – complete choice for administrators
  4. MORE PERFORMANCE, MORE SPACE, MORE DESKTOPS

    It’s not uncommon to have a persistent delta disk attached to VMs, therefore more efficient scaling is critical:

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    • Even a few gigabytes of unused space per user can lead to terabytes of stranded storage, therefore ISE Thin Provisioning provides optimum use of storage
    • The ability to utilize 100% of the capacity without compromise ensures the highest levels of storage efficiency
    • By combining Thin Provisioning and 100% utilization, more desktops can be deployed with ISE
  5. PROVEN, VALIDATED REFERENCE ARCHITECTURES WITH CITRIX AND VMWARE

    When planning VDI implementations, it’s critical to use facts rather than assumptions, therefore reference points are critical:

    • X-IO conducts end-to-end testing using Login VSI and uses this to publish detailed reference architectures
    • X-IO’s VDI team can provide real-world data to help predict boot storms, image updates and much more
    • ISE’s ability to smoothly handle peak demands and regular workloads can easily be demonstrated and proven