April 2015 archive

Tech Reasons why Nutanix leads the VDI industry

It has been a long time ago since I explored Nutanix technology with VDI lens. Features have been added to the platform since my last article on the subject, but Nutanix is still unquestionably my infrastructure of choice for VDI; not because I work for Nutanix, but because there are very good reasons for that. Since this is a …

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Are PoC and Pilot no longer required for VDI deployments?

Back in 2011, in the world of SAN, I wrote an article called “VDI USER EXPERIENCE and USER ACCEPTANCE”. The article iterated through my experiences reviving failed VDI deployments due to poor technical design; mostly driven by storage performance complications. In my article I explain that the User Experience is the interaction between users and …

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VDI Calculator v6.2 is Now Available w/ Haswell support

Today I am announcing the general availability of the new VDI Calculator v6.2. This version introduces support for the Xeon E5-2600 V3 family of processors, based on Haswell microarchitecture, and Configure To Order (CTO) configurations for the Nutanix NX and Dell XC series.   Haswell E5-16xx/26xx v3 processors – Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture, which …

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