HP P4000 with Citrix XenDesktop – Optimizing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Enterprise Strategy Group “ESG” have made an great article ” HP P4000 with Citrix XenDesktop: Optimizing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure”
A growing number of organizations are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to reduce the cost, complexity and risks associated with PC desktop management. This report documents hands-on testing of an HP P4000 SAN in a Citrix XenDesktop environment—paying special attention to ease of management, performance, storage efficiency, and availability.
ESG Lab Validation Highlights
- ESG Lab found the HP P4000 SAN easy to configure, implement, and manage in combination with the Citrix XenDesktop environment.
- ESG Lab was able to use one ‘gold image’ virtual desktop to create and present multiple unique virtual desktops with minimal capacity overhead and no impact to users.
- The efficiency and cost effective scalability of the HP architecture was seen to meet the performance needs of real-world applications deployed in a distributed virtual desktop environment.
- The HP P4000 SAN was able to sustain continuous access for a Citrix XenDesktop user through disk, network, node, and site failures and a virtual desktop was able to automatically transition to a running XenDesktop server after a simulated server failure.