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We had an interesting announcement here at VMworld EMEA yesterday, where the audience was told that Horizon View version 5.3 will support and have interoperability with Virtual SAN (VSAN). This was a timely announcement as our performance engineering team just released some very impressive VDI numbers using VMware’s new Virtual SAN storage system and View Planner.

In a nutshell, a 3 node VSAN cluster could host in the region of 90-100 desktops per host. More importantly the team observed linear performance scalability as more nodes were added to the cluster, with the team testing a 7 node VSAN cluster and successfully hosting around 650 desktops using the VDI Planner benchmarking tool.

Link to the benchmark results.

The VSAN beta is well underway. If you would like to get access to the material available on the VSAN beta communities site, including POC kit, sizing guide, and other collateral, register for the VSAN beta via vsanbeta.com.

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