Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 on VMware vSAN 6.5 AllFlash

Business Case

Customers today wanting to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure on all-flash require a cost-effective, highly scalable, and an easy-to-manage solution. Applications need to be refreshed and published at will and should not require multiple levels of IT administration. Most importantly, the infrastructure itself must be able to scale with minimal cost impact yet still provide enterprise-class performance. All-flash storage products have traditionally been regarded as too expensive. VMware vSAN™ changes this by supporting all-flash configurations with extreme performance and radically simple management at a cost that is lower than many competing solutions. This solution demonstrates the performance of virtual desktops enabled by vSAN 6.5 all-flash with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12, and VMware vSphere® 6.5. Through extensive tests, we provide an optimal configuration for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments including various provisioning methods. Using Login VSI, we validate the performance to ensure the optimal configuration.

Key Results

Table 1. Key Results Overview

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