Most VDI projects start out as small virtual desktop installations and grow incrementally. Unfortunately, it is hard to predict your scalability needs, and there will likely be a certain trial and error period as you grow your infrastructure. So, if you are starting with an architecture designed for a 500-seat VDI pilot using legacy storage systems, these same architectures likely won’t work for a 5,000-seat production environment.
Many VDI initiatives have come to a standstill for this very reason. Look to storage solutions that can easily scale and can give you direct insight into how much performance resources are being consumed and how much are available at all times. Having a granular view into performance and consumption can help you plan and scale your VDI projects to meet future demands.
There are a number of technical challenges to consider when it comes to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), from understanding associated licensing requirements to wide area network issues. Perhaps the single most difficult pain point when it comes to VDI, though, is storage.
This slideshow features common storage challenges for VDI projects, as identified by Geoff Stedman, vice president of marketing at Tintri. Learn what they are, and how you can possibly avoid some of these missteps.
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