NexentaVSA for View
NexentaVSA for VMware View is a purpose built storage appliance that simplifies the deployment and management of storage for VDI installations by integrating with VMware vSphere®, VMware vCenter™ Server, and Nexenta virtual storage appliances.
NexentaVSA for View provides comprehensive functionality, including inline data deduplication and inline compression, flexible back-up and restore, unlimited snapshots, metadata acceleration, and uniform IOPS at any scale. NV4V can dramatically reduce overall costs, which historically can run to more than 40% of VDI budget just for storage, while significantly improving end-user performance.
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Today’s challenges relating to storage and legacy VDI vendors are three-fold:
The transition to VDI is much more complex than the transition to server virtualization. This is where NexentaVSA for View can help.
How it Works
NexentaVSA for View’s software-only solution provides advanced features and functionality suited to handle the demands of a virtual desktop environment. By combining storage and computing, NexentaVSA for View enables a complete ‘storage-in-a-box’ solution for both persistent and stateless desktops.
NexentaVSA for View leverages SSDs, which do not require you to keep your entire environment loaded in expensive and unsafe memory. SSDs provide benefits such as separating the read and write cache for the VDI workload and making the entire cache completely transparent to the end user. And for data security, NexentaVSA for View, utilizing ZFS technology, guarantees end-to-end, air tight data integrity (competitors use unproven Linux or other file systems).
Video: Walk-through of NexentaVSA for View.
Initially, a virtual storage appliance is installed on the same hardware where the VDI virtual machines are installed. This dramatically improves storage performance for all VDI machines.
In addition, hardware-agnostic NexentaVSA for View helps leverage your existing investments in external storage hardware (be they NetApp, EMC, Compellent, or others) for dedicated desktops.
To deploy a pool of desktops, questions are presented as to which desktop template to use, how many desktops are desired for the pool, and which storage profile should be applied.
It’s as simple as that.
NexentaVSA for View is optimized for the desktop workload:
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