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- In software-defined data centers, silos will create 'real problems'
- How will the VMworld news about SDN, storage affect VMware partners?
- VMware User Group president shares members' cloud challenges
- VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructure
- Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applications
- New security concerns raised by the software-defined trend
- How IT shops can make the software-defined infrastructure a reality
- Will VMware shops push toward automation and Desktop as a Service?
- Flash, spinning disk, caching? VDI storage should be context-aware
- How will VMware NSX change network virtualization practices?
- VMware falls short explaining the software-defined future
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VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructureDate: Aug 27, 2013
SearchVirtualDesktop.com expert contributor Alastair Cooke shares his thoughts on some cool new desktop virtualization technologies that VMware Inc. is working on, even though there wasn't a new version of View announced at VMworld.
VMware announced vSAN (Virtual SAN) at this year's VMworld conference, and Cooke says this could have huge implications for scalability. The way vSAN distributes storage to each ESX server allows for more efficient, natural scaling than you would get with a monolithic array. This feature could prove extremely useful as the industry sees a more service-oriented use of View.
Speaking of View, though VMware did not announce a new version, the advent of a workstation-class video card now allows an entire class of graphics-heavy applications to be shared by multiple VMs.
Watch this video to hear more of Cooke's insight into the latest VDI trends from the show floor at VMworld 2013.