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Simplified Storage Automation for VMware View

By Mason Uyeda, Director, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

Nexenta announced the release of a purpose built virtual local storage appliance that dramatically simplifies deploying, managing, and calibrating storage for VMware View.

In Nexenta VSA for View, end users now have an application that automates the entire process of deploying VDI, and related storage, through a few simple clicks. Integrations with VMware vSphere, vCenter, and View Manager, along with local virtual storage, facilitate this automation.

With traditional storage systems, customers are required to manually calculate the required IOPS and then calibrate their storage appliance without any real-time data from their VDI infrastructure. This theoretical calibration can lead to a guessing game, often resulting in higher TCO, and added complexity. By deploying local storage on the same compute node where the VDI machines are deployed, NexentaVSA for View cuts through performance barriers that result from network constraints, storage protocol limitations, and external storage bottlenecks.

With VMware Rapid Desktop certification, customers now can obtain a turnkey solution from resellers that includes VDI (VMware View), storage (NexentaVSA for View), and the necessary hardware—all completely integrated into one solution.

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.