Avere Systems, a leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today
announced the results of its latest virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) which
show that Avere's FXT 4500 Edge Filer delivers the highest density of IOPS per
data center rack unit for a VDI workload.
Login Virtual Session Indexer (Login VSI) heavy workload, a 4U system consisting
of the Avere FXT 4500 Edge filer and a NetApp FAS 2040 Core filer can handle
nearly 1,500 VDI instances generating 17,000 IOPS with response times averaging
eight milliseconds, achieving the lowest price per desktop with a benchmarked
heavy workload of $11 per VDI IOP. With this unprecedented density of 4,250
IOPS/RackUnit, VDI deployments can be sized down to require minimal
"Virtualization is an extremely valuable and flexible tool that brings
tremendous efficiency to the data center, provided the storage infrastructure
can handle the strains and challenges that situations, such as boot storms,
produce to the system," said Ron Bianchini, Avere President and CEO. "Our goal
has always been to provide the highest performance and capacity at the lowest
cost and this VDI benchmarking test is a testament to the solutions we provide
our customers. The numbers speak for themselves and we challenge anyone in the
market to deliver the same results."
the performance quality of 1,500 running instances of VDI, the Login VSI
benchmark framework was used to drive real live I/O from within each of the VDI
machines. The Login VSI benchmark measures the completion times of VDI desktop
user tasks and monitors progress as the active VDI instance count grows. As soon
as task-completion times exceed a threshold, the task-completion times of the
active sessions are indexed and scored. With 1,480 active VDI instances running,
the FXT 4500 Edge filer achieved a Dynamic VSImax score of 5050 while
maintaining NFS Datastore response times below eight milliseconds.
Login VSI is
a vendor independent benchmarking tool to objectively test and measure the
performance and scalability of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures and Server Based
Computing environments by simulating unique user workloads. Leading IT-analysts
recognize and recommend Login VSI as the de-facto industry standard benchmarking
tool for VDI and SBC.
Read a more detailed discussion of the results here