Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic and Unidesk

Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Enterprise Infrastructure Overview
DVS Enterprise Infrastructure is designed and optimized to deliver a highly robust, highly scalable and highly available enterprise solution designed for implementations in sophisticated IT environments. The DVS Enterprise infrastructure implements enterprise scale virtualized servers, multi-tier virtual SAN storage and robust enterprise network architecture for multiple demanding use cases requiring enterprise scaling, redundancy, high density, and sophisticated management of all system components. It has been designed to scale from 50 to 50,000 users.

Dell EqualLogic Overview
Dell EqualLogic PS Series arrays are intelligent storage arrays that are designed to provide simple management and seamless expansion using innovative Dell Fluid Data™ technology. All PS Series storage arrays include SAN configuration features and capabilities that sense network connections, automatically build RAID sets, and conduct system health checks to help ensure that all components are fully functional.

EqualLogic PS Series arrays are based on a virtualized modular storage architecture that enables IT managers to purchase only the storage they need—when they need it—to help prevent both underutilization and over-provisioning. Using innovative Fluid Data technology, all EqualLogic PS Series arrays in a SAN work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources, and expand to meet growing storage needs.

Unidesk VDI Management Software
Unidesk, a strategic Dell partner, is offered by Dell as a validated virtual desktop management option for Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Enterprise Infrastructure and DVS Virtual Labs. By replacing block-based cloning, image management, application virtualization, and profile management point tools with a more complete, unified solution, Unidesk makes it easier for IT organizations to package and deliver applications, and create, patch, and support fully personalized desktops hosted on VMware vSphere®. Unidesk’s patent-pending desktop layering technology integrates with Citrix® XenDesktop®, VMware View™, and other brokering solutions to enable enterprises to expand VDI to more users, reduce desktop operations costs up and cutting VDI storage capacity upwards of 70%.
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