Category Archive for: ‘VDI Performance’

Replaced PernixData for vGPU based VDI

May 10, 2017

First of all - PernixData was a good host side caching software. Unfortunately for their customers, after they were acquired by Nutanix, Nutanix end-of-lifed their software. Our software, called VirtuCache, directly competes with PernixData FVP.

Improving VDI Performance at Fairbanks Sewer and Water

September 21, 2016:

Fairbanks Sewer and Water (FSW) wanted to improve the performance of their server VMs (especially their server VMs running SCADA) and Horizon View virtual desktop VMs. Their virtual desktop VMs were exhibiting all the classic symptoms of storage related issues – cursor freezes, long boot times, long VM provisioning times, jittery audio/video.

Reducing latencies in vGPU assisted VDI

October 1, 2016:

VirtuCache is installed in VMware vSphere kernel. It then automatically caches frequently and recently used data from any backend storage to any high speed media (RAM/SSD) in the VMware host. By bringing large amounts of 'hot' data closer to the VMware host GPU and CPU, VirtuCache improves the performance of all applications running within VMs including GPU assisted operations.

Caching VDI VM Reads and Writes to In-Host Intel Optane SSD Improves VM Latencies

April 29, 2020:

By caching all VM read and write operations to Intel Optane NVME SSDs installed in VMware hosts, latencies of VDI VMs was much reduced. This resulted in improved VM performance and quicker VM boot times.

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

January 14, 2015: 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...

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

January 15, 2011:

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.