Solution brief

Resetting the economics and performance of virtual desktop infrastructure

Transform data center economics with a scalable, software-defined, flash-optimized solution for virtual desktop infrastructure that delivers 27% better price per VM and saves half the software licensing cost as compared to a 2P system.

A better virtual desktop infrastructure

Traditionally, enterprise total cost of ownership (TCO) has been very high when virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments require storage area networks (SANs) for shared storage and dual-processor (2P) servers to satisfy the high availability requirements of end-user desktops. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 All-Flash VMware vSAN ReadyNode is a low-cost, high-performance, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that pools local storage devices to create a distributed shared datastore providing hyper-converged storage optimized for virtual machines (VM). The all-flash configuration increases the density and performance of VMs enabling more users and desktops to access the system. This reduces the server footprint and the associated energy (power and cooling) consumption typically required. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 is a single processor (1P), 1U server based upon the AMD EPYC system on a chip (SoC) architecture. The 1P AMD EPYC SoC enables processing, memory and I/O capabilities that were once the exclusive domain of 2P processors. This translates into a server that delivers the performance of many 2P servers but at the price of a 1P server. When combined with enterprise-class VMware vSAN storage powered by Western Digital solid state drives (SSDs), industry-leading VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware vCenter Server, VMware Horizon 7 and HPE OneView, customers have one of the most cost-effective, high-performance, natively secure, and efficiently managed software-defined solutions for their virtual desktop infrastructure needs.