Horizon 6 Storage Considerations

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April 02, 2015

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This document addresses the challenges associated with end-user computing workloads in a virtualized environment and suggests design considerations for managing them. It focuses on performance, capacity, and operational considerations of the storage subsystem because storage is the foundation of any virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation. Where possible, it offers multiple solutions to common design choices faced by IT architects tasked with designing and implementing a VMware Horizon storage strategy.Topics include capacity, sizing, IOPS, latency, shared and local storage, vSAN, View Storage Accelerator, and Cloud Pod Architecture.The products addressed in this analysis are View in VMware Horizon 6, VMware Mirage, VMware Workspace Portal, and VMware App Volumes.