Ask the Expert

Implementing VDI solutions in complex infrastructures

Our organization is thinking about implementing a VDI solution with approximately 200 desktops. We currently have an infrastructure consisting of SQL servers, Active Directory servers and Web servers . What are the benefits of deduplication in a virtualized environment? Will this help optimize the entire infrastructure?

    Requires Free Membership to View

There are several benefits such as less disk space, less backup time, less tapes, less storage to manage and less complexity. The onslaught of storage technologies with software integration for server virtualization is not over yet; we've just seen the first wave. But this particular technology (deduplication) is right on schedule from my perspective in that virtual machine sprawl is causing a storage management nightmare, especially within Windows environments because of the numerous .dll files, etc. Anytime you can consolidate and centralize computing and storage assets inside the data center you are optimizing your storage, as well as minimizing risk. Using VDI and consolidation allows you to change your backup strategy because you know what data needs to be backed up and replicated; and you have better insight into change rates.

This was first published in March 2008

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: