ESG Lab Spotlight Report: Up to 80% Reduction in Storage Cost for VDI and RDS


You’ve heard the news, you’ve seen the videos, and now the storage savings have been verified! According to an ESG report, the new RAM Cache with Disk Overflow feature, included in the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 release, has the potential to reduce storage costs by 80% or more. Now before you stop reading thinking this is too good to be true, think about the storage cost problem for a moment. Storage costs associated with RDS/VDI solutions is for throughput and not space. We need to have enough throughput or IOPS so the user experience doesn’t suffer. And believe me, it … Continue reading ESG Lab Spotlight Report: Up to 80% Reduction in Storage Cost for VDI and RDS

PROOF[Video] – New XenDesktop and XenApp Storage Optimizations Does Improve the User Experience


I’ve written and seen numerous blogs/tweets about how great the new storage optimization feature is for XenApp and XenDesktop. I’ve read how this feature can reduce IOPS from an average of 15 IOPS per Windows 7 user down to 0.1 IOPS. I’ve read how this feature functions by creating a small RAM buffer within each VM. I’ve seen tweets showing crazy IOPS numbers on using standard, spinning disks. In fact, I’ve done some of this analysis and was completely blown away by the results. But who cares? Who cares if my IOPS are reduced by 99%? Unfortunately, unless you are … Continue reading PROOF[Video] – New XenDesktop and XenApp Storage Optimizations Does Improve the User Experience