Rethink how Virtual Desktops are Deployed with SoftNAS

Prioritize User Experience for Increased Productivity in a Virtual Environment

Rethink how Virtual Desktops are Deployed with SoftNAS

Be more productive than ever before by delivering ​cloud desktops with LOB cloud applications and data​.

User Acceptance of Virtual Desktop Performance 

Virtual desktop environments are highly favored by IT organizations with the ability to easily manage application access and security for users while also significantly reducing overall IT costs. However, many users find the overall experience less than acceptable as they expect the same performance as if they had a compute resource on their desk.  

 Challenges to Overcome 

  • Desktop Experience  
  • Business Application Responsiveness  
  • Storage Access and Data Transfer  

Deliver On-Premises Performance for Virtual Desktops  

SoftNAS and public clouds offer a compelling solution for IT organizations looking to meet the high expectations for end-user satisfaction in a virtual environment, especially as many workers are now working remotely from the office with less bandwidth than commonly found in a controlled office environment.

  • Cloud-based Desktops – Moving the back end from internal IT infrastructure to public clouds enables relocation of the desktop to a cloud region nearest the users
  • Business Applications – Co-location of the business applications to the same location of the cloud-based desktop significantly reduces latency and overheard
  • Cloud Performance – Running on state-of-the-art cloud hardware built for massive scale with sizable transmission lines
  • Cloud-based Services – Run desktops and business apps on same cloud hardware (e.g. Teams, Office365, Web Apps)
  • Data – SoftNAS manages data flows outside the virtual desktop environment for security and performance benefits

SoftNAS Cost and Performance Benefits for Virtual Desktops 

Storage Management –SoftNAS manages the complete storage environment in block storage for SSD, HHD and cold storage making data highly available and readily accessible at a lower cost

Data Management SoftNAS provides inline deduplication of data files that are compared block by block for redundancies which are then eliminated providing a 50 – 80% reduction in data storage  

Data Compression Simple data compression can reduce overall storage costs by 50 – 75 

SoftNAS SmartTiers – Move aging data from expensive, high-performance block storage to less expensive options reducing costs up to 67%

SoftNAS Business Application Performance Enhancements

 Increase LOB application performance

SoftNAS provides a private, secure connection to virtual desktops and the associated cloud block storage supporting those desktops and applications. This connection offers four options to maximize the performance of the applications running in the virtual environment. 

  1. Compute, RAM and Network Speed – Adding additional compute resources to SoftNAS provides expanded cache, throughput and IOPS for data management  
  2. L1 and L2 Cache  SoftNAS comes standard with 50% of system RAM setup as a L1 cache – expansion is available using NMVE or SSD disk per storage pool for additional cache storage 
  3. Default Client Protocols  Customizing data protocols eliminates the issues of slow Windows NFS performance. For example, iSCSI is the preferred protocol for SQL database storage 
  4. Dedicated Channel from Client to NAS  A cloud NAS improves performance with dedicated storage, client connections, and a cache and CPU to quickly move data