Tag Archive: VDI

Mar 02 2015

Linked Clones with Shadow Cloning VS. Full Clones w/ Native VAAI Cloning?

A recent discussion with one of the engineers prompted me to write this article. It’s no secret that one of the most important Nutanix features for VDI deployments is Shadow Clones. Shadow Clones drastically improves VDI performance and end-user experience. I discussed Shadow Clones in the past. However, before explaining how Shadow Clones work let’s recap how …

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Jan 11 2015

The One with the GPU Graphics Performance

Those who follow my articles know that I have always been a big supporter of VDI as a method to simplify desktop administration, reduce costs, improve user experience, increase productivity, provide remote access and enable BYOD, and provide an effective disaster recovery solution for workspaces. Whilst VDI has delivered on these promises, there has been …

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Permanent link to this article: http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6861

Dec 19 2014

VMware AppVolumes and Nutanix Shadow Cloning Marriage

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My colleague Kees Baggerman published a brilliant post on how Nutanix Shadow Cloning not only improve performance for Horizon Linked Clones and XenDesktop MCS, but also hugely improve performance for VMware AppVolumes. I recommend reading his article here. In his single VM test Kees Baggerman saw an improvement of almost 360% for Adobe Reader through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=6825

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