November 7th meeting – Storage options for VDI and user data – Cisco London

7/11 – registration now open!

Our next meeting will an all-day event held on 7th November at:

Cisco Systems
7th Floor
Park house
16-18 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7EB

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The day is all about storage! As it can be quite a heavy subject we’ve split the day into two distinct areas:

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.

Lunch

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.

We’ll look at some of the options such as AppSense DataNow, RES HyperDrive, and Citrix Sharefile.
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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.

Sponsors

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 Provisional agenda

 Time Topic Presenter
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
13:30 [Lunch] All
14:00 Welcome Back UKCUG
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
15:10 [Break]
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
16:45 Wrap up UKCUG
16:50 [Close – followed by Networking & Drinks] All