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Jim Moyle

May 23, 2016

Windows 10 IOPS for VDI - White Paper

Summary
Windows 10 and IOPS is the most challenging, least understood and most frequently encountered resource bottleneck that stalls todays desktop virtualization projects. Many of these projects are Windows 10 migrations which are one of the key IT initiatives which are driving VDI adoption today. However, many IT organizations planning a Windows 10 migration with VDI are unaware that the combination of Windows 10 and Anti-virus more than doubles the amount of memory and IOPS required per desktop compared to Windows XP and Windows 7, which will significantly decrease virtual desktop density per server and will degrade virtual desktop performance. As a result, the storage architecture is often undersized for Windows 10. This leads to desktop performance, very poor user experience and budgeting issues when more storage is required to fix the IOPS bottleneck and latency challenges.

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Jim Moyle

May 05, 2015

Atlantis HyperScale – Virtual Desktops get SuperPowered

Today marks the much anticipated launch of Atlantis HyperScale.  In the build up to this date it’s been a busy time here at Atlantis HQ.   One of the great things we’ve been doing is validating the new product with a VDI workload.

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Jim Moyle

February 06, 2014

Best Practices: Configuration of VMware vSphere DRS with VDI

VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is commonly used in todays virtualized infrastructures.  It is considered to be best practice in server virtualization to enable DRS. I commonly face the question whether this best practice applies to a VDI cluster.

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Jim Moyle

August 21, 2013

How to use Iometer to Simulate a Desktop Workload

To deliver VDI Performance it is key to understand I/O performance  when creating your VDI architecture. Iometer is treated as the industry standard tool when you want to test load upon a storage subsystem. While there are many tools available, Iometer’s balance between usability and function sets it out.  However, Iometer has its quirks and I’ll attempt to show exactly how you should use Iometer to get the best results, especially when testing for VDI environments. I’ll also show you how to stop people using Iometer to fool you.

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Jim Moyle

May 17, 2013

XenDesktop 7 and what it means for storage and Atlantis ILIO and your Desktop

Citrix XenDesktop 7 and What it Means for Storage, Atlantis ILIO and Your Desktop

The new release of Citrix XenDesktop 7 features a new architecture that combines XenDesktop and XenApp into one common framework. In this blog, we’d like to have a look at how Atlantis ILIO works with these new XenDesktop 7 features to optimize storage, automate deployments and improve the user experience.

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Jim Moyle

February 15, 2013

Desktop Virtualization Best Practices with VMware HA Admission Control & Atlantis ILIO

In recent months, customers have asked me a lot of questions about how to configure resilience for virtualized desktops. If you want to just jump straight to the conclusion, click here. For the full explanation then please carry on.

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Jim Moyle

March 28, 2012

Optimizing Virtualized XenApp with Atlantis ILIO

Behind the loud noise that VDI and consumerisation are making, there has been a much quieter revolution in the XenApp world.