Grab your Buzz Lightyear lunchbox and No. 2 pencils, because school is back in session. It's time for a pop quiz on storage and backup methods for VDI.
Storage is critical in virtual desktop environments because capacity can seriously affect desktop performance. You need a storage array that can deliver the amount of IOPS necessary for various activities, and you need backup tools that can store and protect important data. VDI storage performance largely depends on end-user behavior, so don't take any chances when choosing your system.
This was first published in September 2012