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Solution Brief: Enabling Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Success: Dell EqualLogic Storage with Citrix XenDesktop

Dell EqualLogic virtualized iSCSI SANs combines industry-leading Fluid Data architecture capabilities with tight hypervisor integration, simplified SAN and NAS management and familiar Ethernet technology to provide an enterprise storage solution that enables IT to deliver successful pilot and production-level Citrix XenDesktop VDI solutions.

EqualLogic provide optimal Ethernet-based storage solutions for Citrix XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) implementations, which includes:

  • Automatic load balancing and tiering capabilities that optimize data placement to mitigate I/O storm concerns
  • Well-known, cost effective Ethernet technology that leverage your existing IT skills set
  • Simplified architecture enabling production deployment in minutes, not days
  • Thin provisioning eliminates the upfront costs of over-provisioning
  • Scale-out architecture that scales both performance and capacity to help successful transition from pilot to production
  • Hypervisor integration tools to help streamline operations, simplify virtual desktop management and ensure optimal