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All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI with Brocade vTM

We are pleased to announce we’ve published an update to the All-Flash Virtual SAN for VDI reference architecture to highlight optimization of this solution with Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager (vTM), an application delivery controller designed for any virtual or cloud environment.


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Cost-Effective Performance and High Availability

In this reference architecture, we demonstrate how to design an ultra-fast, cost-effective VDI infrastructure using VMware Virtual SAN combined with the fast storage IO performance offered by SSDs. Based on Horizon View and Virtual SAN with an all-flash architecture (Virtual SAN 6.0 supports the use of flash-based devices for both caching and persistent storage), this reference architecture uses a write-intensive, high-endurance caching tier for the writes, and a read-intensive, cost-effective flash device tier for persistent data storage.

The combination of Virtual SAN and flash-based storage deliver a high-performance, highly resilient scale-out storage platform at a compelling price point. Solutions based on this architecture can help organizations build a virtual desktop infrastructure with non-stop access to desktops, streamlined application updates, stronger data security, and a high-fidelity user experience.

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About Abid Saeed

Abid Saeed has over 15 years of experience in Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Business Critical Applications. He is currently working for VMware as a Staff Engineer / Architect and works with various industry data storage, critical applications and server partners, such as DELL-EMC, Lenovo, HPE, Seagate, Western Digital/SanDisk, Network Appliance, Broadcom/Avago, IBM, Thales and many more.. Before VMware, he held senior engineering positions at Brocade and Adaptec, workings with storage industry partners on ground breaking technologies of its time.