Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Designed for Performance and Reliability

Abstract                                                                                                                                                     This document, intended for IT architects deploying virtual desktops, explains how you can use products from VMware, Cisco, and EMC to create an end-to-end solution for VMware View 3.0. Planned correctly, the complete virtual desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides a PC-like experience, even in bandwidth-constrained environments.

This document discusses central principles of design and architecture, including:
  • Network resilience and WAN optimization
  • Storage performance and sizing considerations
  • Recommended deployment options for VMware View
  • Interaction and dependencies between VMware View and both the storage and network infrastructure