SnapVDI Spark is Something You Should Know About

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SnapVDI is quickly becoming the choice in VDI infrastructure due to its abundance of advanced features. While speaking with customers, I have found that a VDI in a box solution holds much more value than a hodgepodge of software vendors, server vendors, SAN vendors, and thin or zero client vendors. Matching each of these selections together and hoping everything works as they are “certified” is not the right way to go about implementing VDI into your infrastructure. SnapVDI, from American Megatrends, Inc. provides everything, from compute to storage, as well as our own thin and zero clients. When an issue occurs, we can immediately pinpoint what the issue is, and we know exactly how toresolve it. Because the flow of data between hardware is seamless within the SnapVDI enclosure, the Spark feature within SnapVDI has shown its value within every deployment.

What is SnapVDI Spark?

So what is SnapVDI Spark? It is the brain of the SnapVDI architecture. Spark is a highly patented VDI acceleration algorithm that guarantees intelligent usage of hardware resources to deliver unrivaled performance. This enables intelligent caching and storage with unprecedented high performance for VDI users. Spark also enables a seamless user experience with on-the-fly backup and recovery built in from the architecture layer. This piece of SnapVDI empowers Remote Desktop Services (RDS), giving users an experience identical to that of a local desktop. SnapVDI Spark is designed for scalability and performance with minimal downtime. In fact, all Virtual Machines (VMs) in the entire VDI environment can be booted up in a matter of seconds.

Boot Storm Issues

Anyone looking into deploying a VDI infrastructure knows the biggest challenge and potential complaint will be from a boot storm. SnapVDI deployments thrive in these situations because Spark was designed to handle steady state I/O, as well as the dreaded boot storm I/O. SnapVDI has tested and seen 120 users boot simultaneously through the management interface in 148 seconds. This is 1.2 seconds per VM to boot – unheard of in a VDI infrastructure. I spent a great deal of time researching and looking for similar numbers as to what a typical boot storm or boot time for a single VM would be from other VDI vendors, only to find blog complaints and questions about why boot times were long. One specifically mentioned a boot outside of the boot storm period typically takes 25 seconds1, which they were impressed by and is what persuaded them to deploy VDI in their environment. This would be the time it takes to boot 20 VMs within a SnapVDI deployment, all within a boot storm period.

Peace of Mind

Having a solution which provides all of the infrastructure hardware and removes guessing or finger pointing is needed in VDI deployments. Having a solution that intelligently accelerates IO through the hardware from the Spark patented architecture resulting in boot times of seconds is a relief in today’s fast paced office environment. Giving administrators the ability to take hold of their VDI deployment through a feature rich management interface is just icing on the cake. If you are looking for a VDI solution that will give peace of mind and keep all of your users productive no matter the time of day, give SnapVDI a look and we will impress you.

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