Enterprise Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Designed for Performance and Reliability

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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