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1 ALL-FLASH STORAGE ARRAY A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for High I/O Applications and Virtual Desktops

2 VDI through Lumenate Unpredictable workloads and changing demands on storage infrastructures are the greatest challenges to a successful implementation of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). EMC s XtremIO, the industry s first and only all-flash array, supports workloads that need predictable and consistent low latency across datasets that frequently change a textbook solution for the challenges facing VDI implementation. XtremIO delivers: > Astoundingly high IOPS and low latency all the time, without compromise > Up to 30% more usable capacity > Scale-out design for any level of performance or capacity > Enterprise reliability at a reasonable price > Simple, powerful graphical user interface (GUI) management dashboard > Faster, safer data protection with less overhead and the highest flash endurance By the end of 2016, 30% of large organizations will have deployed VDI to 20% of their users or more. In all, hosted virtual desktops (HVDs) will be used to deliver client computing capabilities to 77 million users by (Source: Gartner) 1 XtremIO ebook

3 to VDI Success In VDI environments, high I/O applications have a significant impact on performance. In steady state, a VDI session typically uses IOPS. In an unoptimized VDI environment, a VDI session can easily reach over 40 IOPS on average. But what really drives up IOPS use is when a user utilizes Windows features such as Windows Desktop Search or Outlook Search. # of Concurrent VDI Sessions 500 1,000 5,000 1,000 # of Avg. IOPS per Desktop Total # of IOPS Needed 12,500 25, ,000 40,000 2 XtremIO ebook

4 Scale-Out Storage Arrays Boost I/O Performance XtremIO has the best numbers we ve seen for virtual desktop infrastructure storage. It s screaming fast. Jamie Shepard, VP, Lumenate Traditional arrays are not designed to efficiently handle the extreme performance that flash-based technologies can deliver. EMC XtremIO features several unique flash innovations that provide consistent and predictable performance regardless of whether the array is idle, busy, empty or full. > Scale-out multi-controller architecture with linear scalability > Deduplication that is always on, and always inline > Data protection that is 6x more efficient and 4x faster than traditional RAID 3 XtremIO ebook

5 Extreme VDI with EMC XtremIO The goals for extreme VDI performance are simple: Blazing fast performance with the ability to scale seamlessly to large environments. Lumenate put EMC s XtremIO array to the test using several unique scenarios that simulated what a typical enterprise might try to accomplish. Virtual Machine Cloning Results: A B C 9 MIN/24 SECONDS on a traditional storage array with 15K SAS disks 2 MIN/10 SECONDS between a traditional storage array and XtremIO 12 SECONDS on the XtremIO array 4 XtremIO ebook

6 Performance with EMC XtremIO Deduplication Test: 3 We used an XtremIO array with 2-TB usable storage. 3 We created 14 1-TB LUNs on the XtremIO using thin provisioning. 3 We performed a file copy test with all of the virtual desktops running. Deduplication Results: 3 6:1 deduplication ratio TB of XtremIO real storage used 3 9 TBs of storage used in VMware 5 XtremIO ebook

7 IOPS PERFORMANCE with EMC XtremIO The third test conducted by Lumenate demonstrates the true value of XtremIO as the solution to VDI deployment challenges. While the deduplication test was running, we initiated a secondary set of tests on a segment of the VDI sessions, meant to flood the storage array with as many IOPS as possible. Lumenate s IOPS Test Results (300 VDI sessions on 5 servers): > 8,540 IOPS sustained > 1.2-millisecond response time, round trip > Projected support for greater than 3,000 VDI sessions 6 XtremIO ebook

8 Lumenate and XtremIO for Extreme VDI XtremIO through Lumenate delivers breakthrough, scale-out architecture, consistent performance, data reduction, thin provisioning and manageability for extreme VDI. > Best cost per desktop and solid-state drive (SSD) user experience > Simple scaling > No boot storm issues > Rapid provisioning > Best return on investment Schedule your VDI Discovery Session today! Contact us today at or

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