FalconStor Software is positioning its performance-boosting SAN Accelerator as a fit for CPU-hungry virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. The Accelerator leverages solid-state disk (SSD) drives to boost I/O performance. InfoStor has the story.
Most IT organizations considering a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are still in the proof-of-concept stage, but it's already clear that the storage challenges of VDI will far exceed those of virtual server environments.
To address some of those challenges, FalconStor Software (NASDAQ: FALC) today announced support for VDI on its Network Storage Server (NSS) SAN Accelerator, which leverages solid-state disk (SSD) drives to boost I/O performance.
Fadi Albatal, FalconStor's vice president of marketing, says that VDI environments can easily require 10x the performance requirements compared to physical desktop infrastructures. And that's the level of performance improvement that FalconStor claims with its NSS SAN Accelerator for VMware View, which the company will showcase at next week's VMworld conference in San Francisco.
Albatal says that the NSS SAN Accelerator can reduce the implementation costs for VDI, citing storage cost-per-user figures of $30 to $40 for implementations of up to 5,000 virtual desktops.
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