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1 Flash Storage Optimizing Virtual Desktop Deployments Ashok Rajagopalan UCS Product Management May 2014 In Collaboration with Intel

2 Old Fashioned VDI (circa 2012) was Financially Unattractive to Most Average Cost per Virtual Desktop ($) $125 $150 $50 $40 $160 $125 Storage Server Server, Storage and Networking on average comprise 50% of solution TCO per desktop Networking Endpoint Broker Licensing Before: Protracted ROI Bloated TCO In 2014: Flash Storage, Server Performance, and even cloud, have evolved to drop the TCO and improve the ROI of VDI Source: 2011 Morgan Stanley Desktop Survey Cisco Confidential 2

3 Your Customer s Client Computing Challenges / Imperatives The Economics of Flash is Top of Mind Higher Performance & Efficiency = lower VDI TCO than traditional disk WHY? Your customers are increasingly looking to flash technologies to reduce the cost of performancedemanding applications like VDI Parity Research Wikibon Cisco Confidential 3

4 Server Caching Server Network Storage Application CPU PCIe Flash Card/SSD Switch RAID Controller SSD/HDD EFD Read latency : ~ <100 μs FC HDD SATA HDD Write latency : ~ 550 μs -11 ms Reads are serviced by the server Writes are usually passed through to the Storage array * VNX 7500 w/20 SSD and 20 HDDs drives (SSD latency HDD latency ) Typical loads (e.g. outstanding I/O). Typical = 32 outstanding IO. Cisco Confidential 4

5 IOPS and R/W Mix Total IOPS 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% OS Boots/Reboot User Logon Application First Run AV Scans AV Definition Update Steady State Log Off Read 90% 60% 50% 80% 20% 20% 20% Write 10% 40% 50% 20% 80% 80% 80% Cisco Confidential 5

6 Flash Storage Options Flash within server PCIe flash Flash SSD External storage Flash caching with traditional storage Hybrid storage All-flash storage Cisco Confidential 6

7 Designs Ecosystem Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution Architectures With Intel Xeon processor Cisco Desktop and Application Virtualization Solutions On-Board Architecture Simplified Architecture Scalable Architecture Converged Infrastructure UCS Invicta Integrated Solution with Tier-0 Storage on Server Storage Appliance model medium scale Scale-out environment with shared storage medium & large scale Turnkey Solutions with integrated compute stacks medium & large scale Industryleading portfolio Cisco Confidential 7

8 On-Board Architecture UCS with UCS Storage Accelerator Best-in-class solution for VMware View pooled/floating desktops Linked clones and replicas on storage accelerator for fast boot and login 50% reduction in storage costs compared to traditional shared storage Ease of management through UCS Manager rather than complex SAN management Small building blocks reducing the marginal cost of desktops 32x reduction in power with no floor footprint on per desktop basis Reduces TCO with reduction in power, cooling, rack space, SAN mgmt, and operational costs With Intel Xeon processor Cisco UCS UCS Storage Accelerator UCS Storage Accelerator Fusion IO 785GB, LSI 365GB Integrated Management with UCS Manager Predictable and linear performance with scale Cisco Confidential 8

9 On-Board Architecture High-level Topology With Intel Xeon processor Existing Storage User Shares Profiles UCS Storage Accelerator Clones Server Hypervisor and VDI Platform Connection Brokers Clients Desktop Laptop Thin Client Cisco Confidential 9

10 Get Started Now with Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions For Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp Economical Solution Bundles That Deliver Prescriptive, Validated Configurations, Eliminating the Guesswork Minimized Up-Front Capital Outlay Built-in Scalability as Your Business Demand Grows Accelerated Path to ROI with VDI and App Virtualization More info: Cisco Confidential 10

11 With Intel Xeon processor Key Benefits of Cisco UCS for Desktop Virtualization ARCHITECTURE SCALABILITY BALANCED SYSTEM Simple, Resilient Architecture for Deploying Desktop Virtualization Linear Scalability and Performance from 100 to 1000 s of Desktops Without a Change in Architecture Providing the Right Balance of Memory, I/O and CPU Is the Key to Cost-Effective Scalability SIMPLICITY Rapid Provisioning with Cisco UCS Manager for Ease of Scale VALIDATED DESIGNS Reducing Risk and Accelerating Deployment Through Validation Cisco Confidential 11

12 Reference Materials DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION DESIGN GUIDES SOLUTION PACKS CASE STUDIES Cisco Confidential 12

13 Continue the Journey with Cisco 1. Pick up a passport and have your badge scanned 2. Collect 4 stamps by visiting our demos and theater presentation and receive prizes In Collaboration with Intel Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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