The Storage Issues That Come with Desktop Virtualization

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Desktop Virtualization#solution-series#Virtualization Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img alex williams A huge issue with desktop virtualization is the storage question. How do you best allocate storage when potentially thousands of people are working on virtualized desktops?It’s a different world. Before, people kept their data on their own desktops and laptops. Now the data sits in shared storage environment. George Crump, an analyst with Storage Switzerland, writes in Information Week that in many respects it comes down to thin provisioning and image management.He writes that you can take advantage of thinly provisioned volumes so you do not have to allocate all the potential capacity, thus saving resources that you may need later. Thin provisioning limits the allocation to the initial storage. It means you do not have to use the full storage capabilities. In turn, that frees storage can be used when needed.Crump:“Additionally the amount of virtual desktop storage that is going to be needed is often difficult to predict, since so many optimization techniques will be applied. Having that space allocation dynamically eases this burden.”The second part has a lot to do with what is known as the “boot storm.” A boot storm occurs when there is a sudden surge in demand across a virtualized network. This can happen, for instance, at the beginning of the work day when everyone logs in at about the same time.The solution may be in creating master images that can manage hundreds of virtual desktops. The question becomes what is most efficient? Space needs to be optimized. And that means it’s important to eliminate as much duplication as possible.Crump maintains that by following these principles, a company can decrease its capacity requirement as much as 90%. That’s a considerable reduction.Boot storms lead to a number of complex questions. Storage on a desktop or laptop is pretty inexpensive. It can lead to questions about why to use virtualization at all. That’s a good question but the overall reasons for adopting desktop virtualization are far more numerous, especially in terms of security.Photo by RobinUtrac 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Dhoni wins toss, India to bat

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against England in the lone Twenty20 match in Manchester on Wednesday.For India Ajinkya Rahane and veteran Rahul Dravid will make their Twenty20 debut while Alex Hales and Jos Buttler are the debutants for England.Teams:India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Munaf Patel.England: Stuart Broad (capt), Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Samit Patel, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Jade Dernbach.Umpires: Rob Bailey and Richard Ellingworth.Match referee: Jeff Crowe.last_img read more