Launching VDI Calculator v3.8 with Storage Caching support

I am excited to announce the release of a new version of my calculator. This new version (3.8)  re-introduces the storage caching feature for for both read and write IO traffics. This feature was part of the old Flash calculator and is now being re-introduced.

The calculator now also support RAID 0 to enable calculations with newer storage technologies that do not required RAID groups, such as XtremeIO, Pure Storage and Nutanix. I also added support for Netapp RAID DP.

Screen Shot 2013-08-02 at 10.37.30 AM

Additional user input validations have been added, ensuring that non-experienced users can also make good use of the calculator to size small or big VDI deployments.

For more information read the What’s New section below.

To access or download the new calculation click the green button below.


What’s New

  • Added support for RAID 0 and RAID DP
  • Added Storage Caching feature
  • User Interface changes for Windows and Mac OS
  • Additional user input validations
  • Default values more aligned with common practices

This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at


    • Sava on 08/13/2013 at 4:49 am

    Is it possible to make this calculator work on Windows? I get “unknown source” error.
    I can only start it on Mac.

  1. Sava, I just tested with Windows and it is working just fine. Make sure you have the latest Java release installed and launch the calculator using the green button in this page.

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