Andre Lebovici from Nutanix has posted a detailed article that lists all the beneifts that Nutanix offers for VMware Horizon View VDI.
Here are the subjects discussed:
- Platform Services
- Performance Optimization
- Capacity Optimization
- Disaster Recovery
The most interesting for me is Performance De-duplication. The Nutanix de-duplication engine performs inline de-duplication in the performance tiers (RAM and SSD), and post-process de-duplication of high-yield candidates in the capacity tier, optimizing across both performance and capacity tiers without impacting foreground operations.
Nutanix is a 3-tier architecture platform, and uses RAM and SSD for performance optimization. This combination provides access to constantly accessed data in terms of microseconds, instead of milliseconds when just SSD is used. This directly influence and enhances the end-user experience.
With data being de-duplicated in RAM and SSD, the virtual desktops do not have to compete for data placement in cache because desktops in a VDI environment are essentially the same and contain similar data. In the Horizon View context this means that desktops can be deployed without capacity or performance penalties commonly existent with other storage and hyper-converged solutions.
Read it all at the source: http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=8022