Category Archive for: ‘Use Cases’

France Telecom Uses VirtuCache to Spin-up 500+ Virtual Desktops per Host

France Telecom is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, with a presence in 32 countries, and a customer base of 232 million. France Telecom wanted to provide the lowest dollar per virtual desktop to their subscribers.

Shared Disaster Recovery Infrastructure using CEPH storage.

Why deploy Disaster Recovery(DR) infrastructure when you already have backups? The main reason to deploy DR infrastructure is to protect against the rare case where you lose your entire datacenter. In case of a datacenter wide outage, you can flip over to your offsite DR data center. The DR datacenter is a replica of your entire production infrastructure, from applications running in VMs to servers, storage, and network configuration. DR and backups though related are two different things...

VirtuCache doubles VM densities at Myers Briggs Testing Institute

MBTI is a not-for-profit organization that improves the performance of people and organizations. They are best known for Myers-Briggs tests, the world’s foremost personality assessment tests used by institutions to help employees better understand themselves and how they interact with others.

Reducing write latencies in EMC Unity hybrid storage appliance

The biggest drawback of the caching functionality in EMC Unity hybrid arrays is that both the SSD layer (FastCache) and memory layer (System Cache) don't cache small block random writes, so if your workload is write intensive then you might have performance issues even if you have large amounts of system RAM or Fast Cache SSDs in your EMC Unity array.

Seagate Chooses VirtuCache for its 1200 Accelerator Product Line to Increase VM Densities for VDI Deployments

Seagate’s Enterprise SSD business unit manufacturers and sells high performance enterprise grade Solid State Drives (SSDs). Seagate realized that enterprise SSDs were well suited for the fast growing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) space. Since most VDI deployments use VMware vSphere, Seagate was interested in partnering with a software vendor that could compliment their SSDs to address storage IO issues in VMware based VDI deployments.

VirtuCache Host Side Caching versus Storage Controller Cache

Global Foundries is one of the world’s largest semiconductor foundries making chips for AMD, IBM, and Qualcomm. Global Foundries’ IT had recently moved their Business Intelligence applications from physical servers to VMs. Such a migration had resulted in high storage latencies and lower throughput for this application, which meant that the user queries during the daytime and batch jobs during off-hours were taking a lot longer than when the workload was running on bare metal...

VirtuCache Improves Latencies of VDI VMs at the University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA has deployed Virtual Desktops for students and staff using VMware Horizon View. End users of these virtual desktops complained about slow boot times, Windows cursor and start button freezing and generally slow response times from the virtual desktops at various times during the day.

Caching from SAN to in-Host SSD to Improve Performance of Call Center Workflow Management

Call Center Workflow Management software is storage IO intensive since it involves ingesting and analyzing large volumes of audio. By caching from slower storage to in-host SSDs/DRAM, VirtuCache improved storage performance considerably thus improving the performance of Verint's Call Center Workflow software running within VMs.

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