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The Vision and Challenge
For this reason, they were interested in NetApp’s All Flash FAS (AFF) systems, which would address enterprise storage requirements with high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. They sought out InterVision for the project, given our long-standing partnership with NetApp and ability to deliver this technology to our client base.
We helped the client add a two-node A700 AFF HA system to their existing four-node NetApp FAS cluster. Equipped with eight 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) interfaces per controller, the system eliminated the bandwidth bottle-necks that were increasingly moving to the network from storage as flash got faster and faster. Once the new controllers were seamlessly integrated into their existing environment, the client was able to non-disruptively move their existing VDI workloads over to the new controllers and instantly noticed a significant performance increase by taking full advantage of the speed and scalability that flash drives have to offer.
NetApp’s unparalleled speed, agility and ease of management gave the client the confidence they needed to expand their VDI offering and roll out their Windows 10 VDI environment to all of their users, allowing them to increase productivity and increase customer satisfaction all while maintaining an excellent level of performance, versatility and a maintainability.
The Resulting Benefits
Scale: Scaled non-disruptively for both capacity and IOPS.
Data Efficiency: Recouped up to 85% of VDI storage space with NetApp deduplication, reducing storage costs.
Flexibility: Non-disruptively migrated workloads to manage performance expectations.
Reduced IT Footprint: High capacity flash drives offered massive storage capabilities in a compact form factor.
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