New VMware View 5.1 Stateless RA with Cisco UCS and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI

Jul 25, 2012

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Glasshouse has just published a VMware View 5.1 Stateless RA with Cisco UCS and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI.

Reference Architecture Highlights:

  • Storage-less – virtual desktop images (VMware View linked-clones) are stored using local server memory, eliminating the need for traditional storage (SAN/NAS, SSDs).
  • Storage Optimization – Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI provided 227 IOPS per desktop and reduced the amount of memory per VMware View Linked Clone to 275MB.
  • Density – The reference architecture supported 120-140 virtual desktops per Cisco UCS blade server.
  • Performance – The architecture achieved better-than-PC performance with: — Boot Time – 12 seconds per desktop with 2.5 minutes to boot 120 desktops.
  • User Experience – VMware View planner had average response time of 0.53 seconds with application launch times consistently below 1 second.
  • Operational Performance – VMware View can recompose in 45 seconds per desktop

Read More:

VMware View 5.1 Stateless RA with Cisco UCS and Atlantis ILIO:
http://www.glasshouse.com/sites/default/files/Atlantis-VMware-Virt-Reference-Design.pdf

Press Release :
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/glasshouse-publishes-stateless-reference-architecture-to-simplify-and-increase-performance-of-vdi-deployments-2012-07-25

Mid-Coast Customer Deployment of VMware View 5, Cisco and Atlantis ILIO-this is a mid-market customer:
http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-07-24&val=301227&cat=hcare

Video for Mid-Coast Health talking about the solution:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Dcvj5PWhE