7/11 – registration now open!
Our next meeting will an all-day event held on 7th November at:Cisco Systems
16-18 Finsbury Circus
Morning - Storage options for VDI.
We all know that storage can often dictate the success of failure of a VDI project. We’ll examine some of the options available for VDI storage (SSD vs SAN vs Local vs RAM etc) and hear from some of the players in this area: Nimble, Whiptail, Atlantis and Citrix.
Afternoon – Storage options for user data
For many decades, “the homedrive” has been the only option open to us for the storage of user files. This is now changing and there are a multitude of new options appearing such as storage appliances and cloud-based storage.
Got a story to tell?
As always, we’re looking for people with an interesting story to tell to come along and share it with the group. You don’t need any prepared slides, just a desire to share your experiences with like-minded individuals. If so we’d love to hear from you – complete the form below.
|09:30||[Registration & coffee]|
|10:00||Welcome & Introductions||UKCUG|
|10:15||News & Updates following Citrix Synergy||TBC|
|10:35||How XenDesktop deals with the Storage Challenges including Intellicache, PVS, MCS etc||David Gaunt, Citrix
Lee Bushen, Citrix
|11:00||The Cisco and Citrix “Special Relationship” what it means to Cisco||Cisco|
|11:20||How Atlantis Computing deals with the Storage Challenges with Virtual Desktops||Atlantis Computing|
|11:40||How Whiptail deals with the Storage Challenges with Virtual Desktops||Whiptail|
|12:00||How Nimble Storage deals with the Storage Challenges with Virtual Desktops||Nimble Storage|
|12:20||Coffee Table … The IO issue is solved – fact or fiction? What other considerations / challenges do we have. E.g. Do advances in Local Storage live migration make a difference?||All|
|14:10||The End of the Homedrive? ShareFile. What do you get for your money and how is it different?||David Gaunt, Citrix
Lee Bushen, Citrix
|14:30||The End of the Homedrive? DataNow. What do you get for your money and how is it different?||Appsense|
|14:50||The End of the Homedrive? HyperDrive. What do you get for your money and how is it different?||RES|
|15:30||On IOPS, shared storage and a fresh idea.||Andrew Morgan via GTM|
|16:00||Round Table: Given what we have all heard, do we have the tools to deliver a corporate Dropbox which users will actually use preferentially? What prevents us from doing so? Technology, Cost, Politics?||All|
|16:50||[Close - followed by Networking & Drinks]||All|