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VSAN-VDIHorizon VSAN RA ResultsThe VMware Software-Defined Storage group and VMware End-User computing group has teamed up to  create an in-depth Reference Architecture detailing the performance and configuration of Horizon View on Virtual SAN.

The VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage reference architecture is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations. It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5. Extensive user experience and operations testing is documented in the RA.

User experience testing results are highlighted  through Login VSI desktop performance and VMware View Planner performance testing, with both benchmarks demonstrating the linear scalability of Virtual SAN while supporting 100 desktops per node (Virtual SAN supports up to 32 nodes in a Virtual SAN cluster, but 16 nodes is the recommended optimal size for a Horizon on VSAN cluster). The Horizon View  and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture highlights the world-class performance of VDI solutions on Virtual SAN at an extremely low cost.

So download the Horizon View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture today to gain further insight into detailed and extensive results from real-world Horizon on Virtual SAN testing.







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Wade Holmes

Wade Holmes, VCDX #15, CISSP, CCSK, is Director of Technical Product Management within VMware's Cloud Provider Software Business Unit. Wade has over 19 years of industry experience in leadership, technical product management, technical marketing, and design of products and solutions used in complex computing environments of all scopes and sizes. Wade has presented at numerous industry conferences and is the author of the NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 book and co-author of the VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit book. Wade holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology and a Masters Degree in Information Assurance. Wade also blogs on, and you can follow Wade on Twitter @wholmes.