Big Storage Decisions Coming for Organizations Moving to VDI

On 6 December 2012 by Pete Petersen

Storage, minus the frame

In many cases, one of the fears of moving to a centralized virtual desktop solution is the storage aspect. It’s expensive, can be complex, and needs to be cared for just like a full-on data center. But not so much anymore.

With offerings such as Dell EqualLogic, a storage device can provide terabytes of storage space without having to install an entire storage frame. These devices, including solutions from HP, IBM, VMware, NetApp, Virtual Iron, PolyServe, and plenty of others, there are a multitude of ways to implement VDI without overburdening the solution with an expensive array.

In Nick Heath’s article about “Why so many businesses aren’t ready for virtual desktops” makes the case that organizations are afraid of the storage component.

In previous write-ups about storage, VDIenterprise has written about the criticality of getting storage right, or how about implementing with no SAN at all?. Indeed, this single component can make or break an implementation.

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