Meeting Archive:
Rethinking Virtual Desktop Infrastructure


Meeting Description:

In almost every VDI deployment, IT managers are faced with a series of challenges in their journey to a successful VDI implementation, whether it is network considerations (latency and bandwidth), server considerations (amount & type of servers) or storage architecture (capacity of storage, type of storage).   Successful deployments become an even bigger challenge if IT organizations are relying on traditional storage arrays to meet performance needs.

Accelerating I/O-intensive virtualized applications such as VDI deployments are best enabled by applying flash-based solid state storage technology in the right place in the I/O path.  All flash products are not created equal.   A purpose-built solution that is low cost, high-performance, installed in minutes and easily managed by the virtual server administrator is ideal.  

In this 1 hour webinar you will gain insights to the:

  • The root causes of VDI performance challenges
  • Pros and cons of various solid state-based approaches to solving these challenges
  • Benefits of Flash-based technology & where networked flash provides the most benefit.
  • How ViSX Flash VM Storage Appliances are purpose-built to optimize VDI environments
Details
Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Astute Networks
 Presenter Information
Russ Fellows, Sr. Partner Evaluator Group
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As a Senior Partner, Russ is a key contributor to Evaluator Group’s ongoing research into data storage technologies. His focus includes Data Center Transformation and virtualization, security, and data protection.

Most recently Russ has been working on storage for VDI implementations and directing lab efforts within Evaluator Group.

Russ has over 20 years of high technology experience including product design / development, systems engineering, competitive analysis and portfolio management. His experience encompasses a broad perspective of the storage industry and comes from roles as an IT data center engineer, storage product manager and storage analyst,


Len Rosenthal, Astute Networks Sr. VP Marketing
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 Len is responsible for Astute Networks overall marketing including corporate marketing, product management, product marketing, demand generation, and channel marketing. Len is a proven marketing executive with over 26 years of marketing management experience at both leading public and privately held technology companies. Prior to joining Astute Networks, Len was Vice-President of Marketing at Virtual Instruments, the leader in infrastructure performance monitoring solutions for virtualized data centers. Before Virtual Instruments, Len was Chief Marketing Officer at Panasas, the leading supplier of high-performance parallel NAS storage systems. Prior to Panasas, Len was Vice-President of Marketing at QLogic for their System Interconnect Group. QLogic had acquired PathScale, a leading supplier of InfiniBand networking products, where Len was a founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development.