By Emily Greenhalgh
PBN Web Editor
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď GreenBytes Inc., a developer of desktop virtualization services, has announced the vIO, a virtual storage appliance version of its award-winning desktop virtualization solution, the IO Offload Engine.
According to the company, the vIO offers additional virtual desktop deployment flexibility by ‚Äúutilizing existing infrastructure resources, enabling enterprises and service providers to cost effectively scale their virtual desktop environment as the business requires.‚ÄĚ
Like the desktop system, vIO uses GreenByte‚Äôs patented zero latency inline deduplication technology to deliver full-featured, persistent, virtual desktops at a cloud-scale. The cloud model provides end users with a virtual desktop experience quite similar to familiar physical desktop systems but with 97 percent less storage space required.
‚ÄúThe GreenBytes vIO virtual storage appliance was designed from the ground up as a desktop virtualization solution, providing the full-featured persistent virtual desktops that users want, with the manageability, scalability and affordability that make it possible,‚ÄĚ said a company release.
The vIO diverts operating system and swap disk activity away from primary storage to high-speed flash, which, according to the company, solves the performance and latency problems and poor user experience that occur during peak usage.
Integrated as an appliance (IO Offload Engine) or virtual storage appliance (vIO), the company describes the solution as ‚Äúeasy to install‚ÄĚ insisting that it ‚Äúscales out in minutes, increasing performance, driving down costs and avoiding user interruption while protecting existing storage and infrastructure investments.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe vIO hits all of the CIO‚Äôs concerns. It enables consistent and performant virtual desktops with the infrastructure and architecture already in place, at a market-leading price point. It is the simplest way to deploy desktop virtualization, from departmental to cloud-scale,‚ÄĚ Stephen O‚ÄôDonnell, chairman and CEO of GreenBytes, said in prepared remarks.
‚ÄúAll the cost, performance and user experience advantages of the IO Offload Engine are now available to smaller enterprises, cloud-scale service providers and OEMs with the vIO,‚ÄĚ added O‚ÄôDonnell. ‚ÄúQuick to install and deploy, with no racking, stacking or cabling required, simply introduce the vIO virtual storage appliance to the desktop virtualization infrastructure, enter a few configuration details, press play, and off you go.‚ÄĚ