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Top Six Storage Challenges When Implementing a VDI Project

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    As with any technology deployment, you first must assess what kind of ROI it will provide your business. If the VDI project is taking up a lot of your IT department’s time with little to no benefit, your project will undoubtedly fail.

    With VDI projects, companies can often over-provision storage in an effort to meet performance requirements. This creates a higher capital cost than needed with companies buying hundreds of disks and installing more capacity than necessary, eventually leading to higher operational costs. Over-provisioning creates a large storage footprint, increasing management, space, and power and cooling expenses.

    Find a solution that can easily illustrate how many virtual machines a given system can handle. Remember, high VM density can help change the economics of VDI storage. A pilot program is a great way to start out to see if your storage solution will fit your current and projected needs.

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Top Six Storage Challenges When Implementing a VDI Project

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    As with any technology deployment, you first must assess what kind of ROI it will provide your business. If the VDI project is taking up a lot of your IT department’s time with little to no benefit, your project will undoubtedly fail.

    With VDI projects, companies can often over-provision storage in an effort to meet performance requirements. This creates a higher capital cost than needed with companies buying hundreds of disks and installing more capacity than necessary, eventually leading to higher operational costs. Over-provisioning creates a large storage footprint, increasing management, space, and power and cooling expenses.

    Find a solution that can easily illustrate how many virtual machines a given system can handle. Remember, high VM density can help change the economics of VDI storage. A pilot program is a great way to start out to see if your storage solution will fit your current and projected needs.

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.