One of the challenges facing enterprises that choose to deploy virutalization are the storage considerations. In particular, Virtual Desktop Deployments (VDI)can potentially lead to performance bottlenecks.
Among the characteristics of virtual desktop deployments as compared to virtual servers are problems associated with bottlenecks caused by high numbers of inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) as well as more random disk accesses, according to Virsto.
Virsto VDI initially supports Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) XenDesktop and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) VDI running on Windows Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) Hyper-V, although it is designed to be both hypervisor and storage agnostic. Among the company’s stated aims is to cut storage costs for VDI deployments by in excess of 70 percent.