VDI IOPS

On 9 January 2013 by Pete Petersen
IOPS chart

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We keep saying that storage is one of the forgotten key factors of a great VDI user experience. And here’s why: desktops produce a much different compute footprint than a server. With actual user applications, paging files, Internet exploring, audio, and video, all of the host server’s compute resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) will be taxed.

Brien Posey has some helpful suggestions when planning for storage IOPS in a VDI deployment.