VMware vSAN and the scalable virtual desktop infrastructure

SearchVirtualDesktop.com expert contributor Alastair Cooke shares his thoughts on some cool new desktop virtualization technologies that VMware Inc. is working on, even though there wasn't a new version of View announced at VMworld.

VMware announced vSAN (Virtual SAN) at this year's VMworld conference, and Cooke says this could have huge implications for scalability. The way vSAN distributes storage to each ESX server allows for more efficient, natural scaling than you would get with a monolithic array. This feature could prove extremely useful as the industry sees a more service-oriented use of View.

Speaking of View, though VMware did not announce a new version, the advent of a workstation-class video card now allows an entire class of graphics-heavy applications to be shared by multiple VMs.

Watch this video to hear more of Cooke's insight into the latest VDI trends from the show floor at VMworld 2013.

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