X-Pod for VDI Reference Architecture Enabled by Cisco UCS, VMware Horizon View, and ISE 740 Hybrid Storage Array

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This white paper provides a primer for the X-Pod for VDI converged infrastructure solution, powered by X-IO storage. X-Pod is a reference architecture designed to deliver a repeatable, high-performance virtual desktop infrastructure. It utilizes an industry-leading VMware Horizon View 5.3.1 environment, hosted on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Blade Servers, with storage housed on a single, high-performance, X-IO ISE 740 Hybrid Storage Array.
The environment described herein has been extensively tested by X-IO and verified by VMware. This document is intended to provide insight into the components, the architecture, and the performance required to meet the demands of a 500, 1000, and 1500 seat virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment.


Type:Reference Architectures
Latest Update:November 19, 2014
Application:VDI, VMware Horizon View 5.3
Product:ISE 740 Hybrid Storage Array, ISE Manager Suite, Cisco UCS, X-IO ISE Management Pack for VMware vCenter Operations
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