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  • 1. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1Accelerate Citrix XenDesktop with Cisco UCS andCisco UCS Storage AcceleratorRavi Balakrishnan, Ashok RajagopalanWith Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 2. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2VDI: Impact of InfrastructureAverage Cost per Virtual Desktop(US$)$160$125$40$150$125$50StorageServerNetworkingEndpointBrokerLicensing
  • 3. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3Desktop Virtualization StorageCapacity Storage Performance StorageWhat: User data and profilesHow: Storage servicesWhere: Shared storageWhat: Linked clonesHow: IOPSWhere: Server flash memory storage
  • 4. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4Desktop Virtualization StorageWhat: User data and profilesHow: Storage servicesWhere: Shared storageWhat: Linked clonesHow: IOPSWhere: Server flash memory storageCapacityStoragePerformanceStorage
  • 5. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5Shared Storage ChallengesCost of IOPSSAN and storage manageabilityLumpiness for scale (horizontalscalability)Predictability
  • 6. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6Benefits of Server Caching for VDILower cost of IOPSImproved performance:IOPS and latencyServer-basedmanageabilitySmaller blocks forscalabilityPredictableperformance at scaleLess power consumptionand floor space
  • 7. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7Scalable DesignCisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions Portfolio(Lowest cost per Desktop with Optimized UCS Infrastructure)Data Center Designs/ArchitecturesSegment• Scale-out environmentwith shared storage• Targeted for medium &large scale environmentsSMBMid-MarketEnterpriseService Provider500 Seats 20000 Seats5000 Seats2000 SeatsCisco Desktop Virtualization DesignsOn-Board Design• Integrated Solution withTier-0 Storage on Server• Targeted for non-persistent desktopsSimplified Design• “Appliance” config withcollapsed n/w layer withshared storage• Targeted for mediumscale environmentsConvergedInfrastructure• Turnkey Solutions withintegrated compute stacks• Targeted for medium & largescale environments7With Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 8. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8Traditional ArchitectureVirtual Desktops Platform + OSand HypervisorServer StorageController Storage Media• Read and write operations serviced by the storage array• For IOPS-intensive workloads, backlogs and serialization occur at the access fabric, storage controller, andstorage media• Best read and write performance would be read from and write commit on the storage controller write cache• Queue depths on the controller serialize IOPSWrite latency = ~ 600 microseconds to 15 milliseconds (ms)Read latency = ~ 600 microseconds to 10 msNetwork
  • 9. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9Server Tier-0 ArchitectureVirtual Desktops Platform + OSand HypervisorServer StorageController Storage MediaWrite latency = ~ 600 microseconds to 15 milliseconds (ms)Read latency = ~ 600 microseconds to 10 ms• Reads and writes serviced by Cisco UCS® storage accelerator(PCIe flash memory)• 10 times more IOPS compared to 20 times more for SSDsbehind a RAID controller• Consistent performance of random read-write operations• Queue depth does not matterCisco UCS storage accelerator-based solution canreduce average read latency by 5 times compared toenterprise shared storageCisco UCS storage accelerator-based solution canreduce average read latency by 5 times compared toenterprise shared storageNetworkWith Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 10. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10Cisco UCS Architecture with CitrixB200 M3 Blade ServerVDI clones x 140+ perblade (streamed fromCitrix PVS vDisk)• Cisco UCS® server with 8 GB of RAM,and 2 CPUs• OS caches vDisk file data at the block level• 64-bit OS provides better caching performance:typically up to 1000 streams per serverCitrixXenDesktop5.6BrokersE14GBE14GBE14GBE14GBVolumes (mounted on flash memory LUNsassigned to hypervisors)(Read-Write I/O)E1 virtual disk total 4GB (per clone)Microsoft Windowsswap file placed hereautomatically byCitrix PVS targetdevice agentCitrix PVS write cacheWrite cache deleted atvirtual machineshutdownCitrix PVS 6.1 farm(provides resilienceand load balancingfor vDisk stream)vDisk1vDisk1vDisk1vDisks synchronizedmanually on eachCitrix PVS server(vDiskStandard mode)Set to Cache onDevice DiskProvisioningServer FarmWith Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 11. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11Economics of IOPS* Includes industry-standard enterprise storage to support up to 2000 desktops with 1-year support (US$286,000), 4 ports of Cisco Nexus® 5000 SeriesSwitches, and 4 storage port licenses for Cisco UCS fabric interconnect, all at ASP** Includes Cisco UCS and Fusion-io 785-GB cards at ASP$0$50,000$100,000$150,000$200,000$250,000$300,000SAN withEnterpriseStorage*UCS StorageAccelerators: UCSFusion IO 785GB**$294,064$147,000Storage Costs for 2000 Virtual DesktopsFor 2000-desktop solution, Cisco UCS® andFusion-io flash memory solution can reducestorage costs by 50% compared to standardenterprise shared storageA single Cisco UCS Fusion-io 785-GB card canprovide up to 500,000 writes (512 KB): about10 times more write IOPS than typical sharedstorage for 2000 desktopsA single Cisco UCS Fusion-io 785-GB card canprovide up to 100,000 reads (512 KB): about3 times more write IOPS than typical sharedstorage for 2000 desktops½ the costWith Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 12. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12Power Consumption and Floor Space* Assumes that a typical 15,000-rpm SAS drive on Industry-standard enterprise storage consumes 8W, and assumes 20% additional overhead forcontroller, shelves, and management nodes** Cisco UCS and Fusion-io 785-GB card typically consumes 20W, and on average 130 virtual desktops are supported on Cisco UCS B200 M3 BladeServer• Cisco UCS® storage accelerator is 16 times more energy efficient per virtual desktopcompared to typical enterprise storage• Cisco UCS storage accelerator consumes no incremental floor space for the solution0.00 0.50 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50UCS Storage Accelerator: UCS Fusion IO 785GB**Industry Standard Shared Storage*0.152.4Watts per Virtual DesktopPower Consumption per Virtual DesktopWith Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 13. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13Call To ActionDesktop VirtualizationDesign Guideswww.cisco.com/go/vdiwww.cisco.com/go/citrixwww.cisco.com/go/vdidesignswww.cisco.com/go/designzone
  • 14. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14Receive 4 stamps by visiting our demos and atheater session to enter the daily drawing• Demo #1: Accelerate Citrix XenDesktop with Cisco UCS and CiscoUCS Storage Accelerator• Demo #2: Simplify Citrix XenApp with Cisco UCS and Cisco VM-FEX• Demo #3: Cisco UCS and CloudPlatform• Demo #4: Cisco UCS Manager• Demo #5: Cisco Office in a Box for Branch and Remote OfficeDeployments• Demo #6: Collaboration-Ready Virtual Workspace on Any Device• Demo #7: Cisco Desktop Virtualization Automation• Demo #8: GPU Enabled Rich Media on Cisco UCS• Demo #9: Secure, Scalable, Optimized Virtual Experience• Theatre PresentationCisco at Citrix Synergy Passport ProgramQuestions?With Intel® Xeon® processor
  • 15. © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15Thank YouIntel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.Co-sponsored by Intel®