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Knowing the Best Storage Options for HVDs Is the Key to Reducing Storage Costs

Published: 19 April 2013

ID: G00248845

Analyst(s): Mark Margevicius , Nathan Hill , Valdis Filks


Advancements in storage technologies, coupled with decreasing capital costs, give hope to IT and desktop administrators challenged with escalating hosted virtual desktop storage costs.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • SSDs offer IT and desktop administrators an order-of-magnitude faster performance than HDDs, with approximately 100 times better read latency and 30 times better write latency
  • SSD and hybrid SSD/HDD storage arrays offer IT and desktop administrators data reduction capabilities that are key to further reducing storage requirements
  • IT administrators need to re-engineer some desktop imaging processes to properly configure HVDs to leverage the benefits of SSDs

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