Better Together: VMware Horizon, App Volumes and XtremIO

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage

VMware announced the general availability of Horizon 7 couple of weeks ago. Packed with many new innovations, it is a very important release of VMware’s industry-leading digital workspace solution for delivering and managing virtual desktops and applications.

Storage has always been an integral part of a successful end-user computing platform deployment. From the storage viewpoint, couple of new capabilities in VMware Horizon 7 stands out to me:

  • Just in Time Delivery: Formerly known as Project Fargo, the new Instant Clone Technology provides a new, dramatically accelerated means to provision virtual desktops. With Instant Clone Technology built into vSphere, a booted-up parent VM can be quiesced and “hot-cloned” to produce derivative VMs rapidly while leveraging the same disk and memory of the parent. The cloned VMs start in an already “booted-up” state!
  • Application Lifecycle Management: VMware App Volumes, now included in Horizon 7, is a transformative solution for delivering applications to virtual desktops. Applications installed on multi-user AppStacks or user-specific Writable Volumes attach instantly to a desktop at user login. The App Volumes user experience closely resembles that of applications natively installed on the desktop.

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XtremIO TCO Story: The Sequel

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
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Last year, the ESG analysts studied the 5-year TCO and business impact of consolidating production, development, test/QA, go-live testing as well as VDI environments of a mid-market software development company generating $54M in annual revenue on to a single XtremIO X-Brick.

The analysis contrasted XtremIO benefits against the traditional hybrid storage arrays (dedicated flash and disk-based systems) that the company originally had. The study showed XtremIO offering a 5-year storage TCO savings of $2.8M along with an additional $3.2M in business impact, for a total of $6M advantage.

Often times we get the question: This is exceptionally good, but aren’t modern era all-flash arrays designed to solve the same business challenges? Don’t they all offer same advantages?

Of course we know that this isn’t true. Architecture matters – the design choices made in architecting an all-flash array significantly affect how efficiently it can solve modern data center challenges. We explain the differences between XtremIO and other leading all-flash arrays from different vendors, but customers like to see a quantified result.

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The Synergy: EMC XtremIO
for Citrix VDI Deployments

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage

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Citrix Synergy 2016 kicks off here at Las Vegas today. EMC and Citrix have been working together for a while now, and I am happy to announce that a portfolio of EMC products have been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program for Storage Partners.

Citrix Ready VDI Capacity program is designed to help guide customers regarding their VDI storage needs. The program enables Citrix storage partners to test their solutions against a turnkey “VDI Capacity” test environment that contains the necessary compute resources needed to generate a reference deployment for a pre-specified number of desktops (e.g. 1,500- or 3,000-desktop environments), thus demonstrating the appropriate storage performance and capacity with a cost-efficient design.

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Transforming Patient Data Access for Healthcare Providers with XtremIO

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for XtremIO

VDI with XtremIO is a win-win proposition for both the end-users and the IT organizations across the industries. Earlier I highlighted customer perspectives on virtualizing graphics workstations for engineering and visualization applications. Let’s focus on healthcare today. (more…)

Hello Citrix Summit, XtremIO calling to simplify VDI deployments

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for XtremIO

Citrix Summit 2016 kicks off in Las Vegas today. XtremIO has always been a leading storage platform for Citrix XenDesktop VDI deployments. In fact, a couple of months ago, Citrix and XtremIO jointly held a webinar to showcase how XenDesktop and the XtremIO all-flash array are better together for desktop virtualization. Last month, Citrix published Design Considerations for Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Disaster Recovery leveraging XtremIO Virtual Copies (XVC) and its native integration with the industry’s best data protection solution, RecoverPoint. You can find details about Citrix & XtremIO jointly bringing immense business values to the partner community in my earlier post here.

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The Why, What, and How of Integrated Copy Data Management

Andy Fenselau

XtremIO Senior Director of Product Marketing at EMC

In my last blog about XtremIO Integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM), we looked at WHY database, application, development, and infrastructure teams need a new option to consolidate workflow copies and finally solve the business process agility challenges around them. Now I’d like to look briefly at WHAT customers are getting from iCDM and HOW  the XtremIO iCDM stack enables it. And we’re delighted to announce our little holiday gift for all XtremIO customers: free bundled AppSync to further enable your application teams!

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XtremIO Solves Copy Data Sprawl Issues That Thwart Oracle Workloads

Andy Fenselau

XtremIO Senior Director of Product Marketing at EMC

This week at Oracle OpenWorld, DBAs, data center admins and application owners are flocking into sessions for new insights on ways to get more business value out of their Oracle applications and databases. Unfortunately, missing from the agenda this year are specific sessions on database sprawl and how to manage it. That is why we feel there’s no better time to take the wraps off a unique, killer feature built into EMC XtremIO all-flash arrays that, until now, hasn’t been widely promoted. XtremIO is the first all-flash array (AFA) product to offer in-memory copy data management (CDM) at the storage layer. We call it integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM), and it’s baked into XtremIO’s core architecture.

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XtremIO Top 10: Why customers choose us for VDI?

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for XtremIO

XtremIO transforms the way you deliver VDI. Whether you are rolling out 100 or 100,000 desktops, whether your users are call-center employees or sophisticated CAD designers, whether you are an 8 to 6 organization or you follow the sun with 24×7 operations, XtremIO delivers an incredibly cost effective, agile VDI storage platform with an amazingly consistent user experience.

Here are the top 10 reasons why our customers deploy virtual desktops on XtremIO:

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Virtualizing Graphics Desktops: Customer Perspectives

Chhandomay Mandal

Solutions Marketing Director for EMC All-Flash Storage
Chhandomay Mandal, a 20+ year storage industry veteran, is the Director of Solution Marketing for EMC All-Flash Storage. He is currently responsible for the integrated leadership of all EMC All-Flash End User Computing (EUC) solutions enablement, partnering, and business development. Prior to EMC, Chhandomay led Dell’s storage solutions marketing efforts for desktop virtualization, server virtualization and private cloud. He spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems holding different leadership positions across marketing and engineering organizations. Chhandomay has been awarded 13 patents by US Patent and Trademark Office. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of Florida, MBA from Kelley Business School of Indiana University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

This blog was written by Chhandomay Mandal, Solutions Marketing Director for XtremIO

Last week Josh blogged about XtremIO reaching zero to $1 billion revenue in record six quarters. He also talked about us providing lots more detail about how organizations of all sizes are using XtremIO to achieve data center agility in ways never thought possible before in the coming days. Here is the first installment.

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From Zero to a Billion in 588 Days – XtremIO Enters the Enterprise Computing Record Books

Josh Goldstein

VP Marketing & Product Management, XtremIO at EMC

EMC Corporation has made history once again. In just over six quarters—actually 588 days—the XtremIO product line achieved $1B in aggregate bookings. This is certainly a record for EMC, and very likely, XtremIO could be the fastest-growing enterprise IT product ever. (We will complete the research to prove this out once we catch our breath. Things have been quite busy lately!)

This monumental achievement can only happen when the right product and the right sales and marketing machine come together at the right time. It’s the story of perfect alignment. EMC saw the future in flash storage, and placed its big bet on all-flash arrays when it acquired XtremIO in 2012.

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