LSI Nytro(TM) WarpDrive(R) Flash Acceleration Cards Maximize Density and
Performance for VMware Horizon View(TM)
Collaborative Testing With VMware Horizon View Demonstrates Breakthrough
Virtual Desktop Scalability and Application Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Corporation
(Nasdaq:LSI) today announced that it is working closely with VMware to deliver
breakthrough virtual desktop density for VMware Horizon View^™ deployments.
Collaborative testing with VMware Horizon View using a single LSI^® Nytro^™
WarpDrive^® application acceleration card achieved concurrent support for 200
active virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads on a two-node cluster
with no storage latency.
"Our testing of the LSI Nytro WarpDrive cards confirms Nytro technology can
support demanding VDI workload environments with simplified management and
increasing security and control," said Mason Uyeda, senior director of
technical marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "LSI Nytro WarpDrive cards
will help enable our customers to overcome the latency demands of
VDI-intensive workloads to deliver high performance and return on investment."
VDI environments generate I/O-intensive workloads that cannot always be
adequately addressed by traditional hard disk drives. Typical VDI workloads
generate small, random write-intensive bursts of I/O during peak periods,
forcing IT organizations to over-provision expensive storage resources to meet
that peak demand. The Nytro WarpDrive card helps to eliminate infrastructure
guesswork and improve storage utilization by providing a flash-based solution
with both predictable and reduced application response times.
To demonstrate the benefits of deploying the Nytro WarpDrive card in a VDI
implementation, LSI and VMware emulated demanding, real-world end user
workloads using Login VSI version 4.02 and View Planner 3 to drive 200 active
desktops. The LSI Nytro WarpDrive card comfortably supported the 200 active
desktop workloads, achieving a VSImax rating of 280 before exhausting CPU
resources. The demonstration also showed that at 150 desktops per ESXi node,
eight hosts can easily scale to 1,000 concurrent desktops at a fraction of the
cost compared to traditional storage area network deployments with similar
"Working closely with VMware, we're able to confirm through this real-world
application that IT organizations can comfortably deploy 150 desktops per node
with 75 to 80 percent concurrency and a VMware Horizon View clone deployment
time of under 13 minutes," said Robin Wagner, senior director of marketing,
Datacenter Solutions Group, LSI. "We're excited to collaborate with VMware to
provide native VMware drivers in VMware vSphere^® and help bring this
breakthrough VDI density and performance to our mutual customers."
The LSI Nytro WarpDrive card is a part of the comprehensive LSI Nytro product
portfolio of application acceleration cards combining PCIe^® flash technology
with intelligent caching and management software. Nytro WarpDrive cards are
designed to deliver high performance, reduced latency and a low CPU burden for
the most demanding database applications and I/O-intensive workloads.
More information on the LSI Nytro application acceleration product portfolio
is available at www.lsi.com/acceleration.
LSI Corporation (Nasdaq:LSI) designs semiconductors and software that
accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client
computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application
performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our
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