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Server Virtualization - Smashing Success! Desktop Virtualization - Not So Much. Why?

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Slides from June 7, 2011 presentation by Ron Oglesby, presented by ILTA, and sponsored by Unidesk and Pano Logic on why server virtualization was so successful and what has been holding back desktop …

Slides from June 7, 2011 presentation by Ron Oglesby, presented by ILTA, and sponsored by Unidesk and Pano Logic on why server virtualization was so successful and what has been holding back desktop virtualization. Presentation also features Tom Crowe of Wyche.

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  • Hello and thank you for your interest learning more about how pano logic is radically changing how businesses manage their desktop computing.
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    • 1. Webinar: Server Virtualization: SuccessVDI: Not So Much…Why?
      Ron OglesbyVMware vExpert
      Citrix CTP
      Microsoft MVPChief Solution Architect
      Tom CroweInformation
      Technology
      Manager
      Dave HurlburtTerritory
      Manager
    • 2. Server Virtualization: SuccessVDI: Not So Much…Why?
    • 3. So why has server virtualizationbeen so successful?
    • 4. Server virtualization is a clear win!
    • 5. Server virtualization is easy!
      CAPEX savings is EASY to show
      Savings are HUGE!
      Already in the datacenter – it’s a form factor change!
      Standardization is a GOOD THING!
      OPEX is simply a nice byproduct
      Let’s face it – a P2V is a simple migration process
    • 6. So why is VDI ‘on hold’ in so many organizations?
    • 7. VDI is not so easy!
      Host Servers
      Storage
      Brokers
      Image Management
      Protocols
      Disk IO issues
      Personalization
      Loss of Control
    • 8. VDI ROI isn’t as clear
      CAPEX is tough to show
      OPEX is pretty much the only savings available
      Desktops have to be “moved”
      Users don’t like “standardization”
      Let’s face it, there isn’t an “easy” migration process to virtual desktops
      A number of “secondary” products are needed
    • 9. So what are the key issues inVDI projects?
    • 10. It’s really not about the brokers anymore
      View™
      XenDesktop®
      Fast protocol
      PCoIP
      Non-persistent desktop provisioning & storage reduction
      Composer/Linked Clones
      Basic profile mgmt.
      RTO asset acquisition
      Fast protocol
      ICA/HDX
      Non-persistent desktop provisioning & storage reduction
      Provisioning Server
      Basic profile mgmt.
      Sepago asset acquisition
    • 11. It’s about the tradeoffs (pick 2, or maybe 1)
      VDI SuccessTriangle
    • 12. Key issues in more detail
      Single image management comes with a price
      Personalization means loss of single image management
      Personalized desktops increase storage costs(footprint)
      VDI itself has higher IO requirements than servers!
      All of this on top of user acceptance issues
      No good offline tools today
      Brokers don’t always scale to the thousands very well
    • 13. Do you have a desktopvirtualization strategy?
    • 14. Start with your current desktop strategy
    • 15. The Personalization Challenge
      What you see:
      What users see:
    • 16. The Storage Challenge
      Capacity footprint can be reduced via numerous technologies
      IO… not so much
      Desktop IOPS rules of thumb?
      Low: 3-4 Med: 6-12 Heavy:16-20
      What is all this RAID penalty stuff?
      Must design to handle the IO load
    • 17. The Management Challenge
      Generally there are big trade-offs
      Aim for single image management and you lose “persistent” desktops that sustain user persona
      Use persistent desktops and you lose single image management (and move right back to traditional,higher OpEx desktop management)
      Single image management reduces storage footprint(linked clones, PVS) but at the cost of personalization
      Do existing management tools fit the VDI world or your use case?
    • 18. So what should I be on thelook out for?
    • 19. Common mistakes in VDI
      Designing the hardware first
      Too many variables to choose hardware out of the gate
      Just duplicating server virtualization hardware won’t work
      Believing everything the vendors say
      “The vendor said I could easily virtualize all of my apps.”
      “The vendor said I could get 120 desktops per host.”
      Not configuring the disk subsystem properly
      Forgetting about “personalization” of the desktop
    • 20. Key “check boxes” for your design
      Define what you are delivering and for whom
      Ensure your design covers the following:
      Base OS delivery and updating
      Application delivery and updating (even the complex apps)
      Personalization (including user-installed apps)
      Broker configuration and requirements
      Non-persistent vs. persistent desktop use cases
      Storage configuration (capacity footprint AND IO load)
      WAN, LAN, and offline use cases
    • 21. Hardware recommendations
      Smaller servers with more cores
      Good storage controllers
      More memory
      NEW: solid state drive (SSD)
      Hybrid arrays combineSSD and SAS in single array with intelligent data placement to solve IOPS and capacity problems
      NEW:zero clients
      Less energy & fewer breakable parts vs. thin clients
      Build redundancy through quantity
    • 22. Software recommendations
      NEW: desktop layering solutions
      Eliminate “pick 1 or 2” tradeoffs
      Combine single image patching, easy app delivery, full user personalization, and storage savings in one solution
    • 23. VDI @ Wyche
      Tom Crowe, IT Manager
    • 24. Wyche Background
      About Wyche
      • 2 Offices in South Carolina
      • 25. 32 Attorneys
      • 26. 32 Staff
      • 27. Transactional and Litigation Practices
      Wyche IT
      • IT Manager(me)
      • 28. 1 Help Desk
      • 29. 1 Litigation Support
    • VDI Motivation
      • Looming PC lease return deadline
      • 30. Decrease rollout cycle for new machines
      • 31. New users
      • 32. New/Updated software
      • 33. Potentially move away from 3 year refresh cycle
      • 34. Replace ancient remote access solution
      • 35. Green initiative within firm
    • VDI Concerns
      In mid 2009, still new in the market
      Total cost of ownership
      How to handle mobile attorneys
      Desktop performance
      All “eggs” in a single basket
    • 36. Technology
      Shared with virtual servers
      Cisco 3750G switches
      HP Lefthand P4500 iSCSI SAN
      vSphere 4 Advanced
      Pano Logic Zero-Client usingPano Broker
      No OS on the hardware
      Unidesk VDI Provisioning and Management
      OS and App deployment and User personalization
    • 37. Technology
      Servers
      HP Proliant DL360 G6
      2 x Xeon E5504 @ 2 Ghz (8 cores total)
      36 GB memory
      2 x 72 GB SAS for boot and logging
      6 x 1 Gb NIC ports
      HP Lefthand P4500 SAN
      2 nodes
      12 x 450 GB SAS per node
      2 x 1 GB NICs
      Desktop VMs
      Windows XP SP3
      1 GB memory
      30 GB “hard drive” thin
      8 GB user data
      Consolidation of ~25 desktops per vSphere host
    • 38. Zero-client with no OS on the hardware
      No local desktop support concerns
      Small desktop footprint: 3.5” x 3.5” x 2.0”
      Low power usage: 6.5W max, < 0.2W sleep
      Pano Broker
      Included with Pano device purchase
      Simple management interface
      Integrates seamlessly with vSphere
      Pano Remote Access
      Windows 2008 Terminal Services Gateway
      Pano USB dongle is simple to use
    • 39. OS, Application, and User State virtualization
      Desktop is composed at boot with all required apps and OS layers
      Persistence of user persona regardless of desktop
      Single-image management for OS and Apps, reduced SAN storage
      Security updates applied to primary OS or App layer pushed out immediately or on schedule; guarantees all updates are applied
    • 40. Unidesk
      Application layers make it easy to deliver any app
      Packaging requires only a normal installation (Setup), then assign the layer to 1 or more desktops
    • 41. Testing and Rollout
      Pilot group was pivotal - ~2 months
      Rollout to groups, do not convert an entire practice area at a time. ~ 1 month to deliver to all users
      Monitor host performance closely
      performance with 25 VMs is different than 5.
      Be aware of specific apps and how they impact a host.
      Anti-virus adds 3-5% to idle CPU of VM, x25 VMs can be a problem.
    • 42. VDI Reality
      … 18 months later
      User feedback is important
      Easy to improve performance for users
      All devices are now more tightly connected
      Visibility into the user experience is difficult without additional tools
      Peripherals are difficult
      Saved money over traditional desktops? Not yet but getting there
      Would I do it again? YES!
    • 43. Purpose Built for VDI
      Dave Hurlburt, Territory Manager
      June 7, 2011
    • 44. Pano Logic Profile
      Founded in August 2006
      Headquarters
      North America: Redwood City, CA
      EMEA: Munich, Germany
      Investors
      Foundation Capital
      Goldman Sachs
      Mayfield Fund
      FY2010/11 – Doubled Revenue
      Over 250 Channel Partners
      1000+ Customers
      75,000 + Zero Client Deployed
      Fujitsu Zero Client Monitor, Powered by Pano
      eWeek’s “Analyst Choice”, January 2011
      PANO LOGIC CONFIDENTIAL
    • 45. Evolution of Desktop Computing
      Datacenter
      Endpoint
      PC
      Centralization
      Management Complexity
      Data
      Applications
      Management
      Drivers
      Operating System
      Terminal Services
      Data
      Applications
      Applications
      Management
      Management
      Drivers
      Operating System
      Operating System
      Virtualization
      (PC/TC)
      Data
      Data
      Applications
      Management
      Management
      Drivers
      Operating System
      Operating System
      Pano Zero Client
      Data
      Eliminates
      Endpoint
      Management
      Applications
      VM
      VM
      VM
      VM
      VM
      VM
      100%
      Centralized
      Management
      Drivers
      Operating System
      Copyright © 2011 Pano Logic, Inc.
    • 46. The Pano System
      Three Components
      Pano zero client
      Pano Direct Service
      Pano Manager
      The Pano System is a Cloud-Ready Architecture
      Pano Remote
      Pano Zero Client
      2. Pano Software
      1. Pano Zero Client
      No Processor
      No OS
      No Drivers
      No Security Holes
      No Storage
      No Firmware
      No Moving Parts
      Purpose-Built for VDI
      Device Management
      User Provisioning
      Standardization
      Hardware Upgrades
      Innovative zero protocol
    • 47. Pano System Explained:System Bus Extension
      Copyright © 2011 Pano Logic, Inc.
      Simpler Driver Model – No client side drivers; Broad USB support: touch-screens, webcams, printers, scanners
      100% of Software Centralized
      VM
      MEM
      Drivers
      CPU
      NET
      Network
      System Bus
      System Bus
      I/O at Endpoint
      All software including drivers is centralized, leaving only I/O at the Endpoint. System Bus stretched over the Network.
      Radically low-cost, low-power, small footprint architecture.
    • 48. Freedom & Independence
      Supporting 99% of installed hypervisor platforms and their management systems with the same device
      PANO LOGIC CONFIDENTIAL
    • 49. Pano Products: Pano Remote – Anywhere Access
      What it is…
      Provides a windowed or full-screen connection to your Pano virtual desktop
      Pano Gateway plug-in works with Windows Server Remote Desktop Servicesto secure connections across your firewalls
      How it works…
      USB key preinstalled with software – runs without installing anything on host
      Does not require VPN hardware or software, uses SSL encryption for security
      Nothing is installed on the local machine – everything runs from the supplied USB key
      Copyright © 2011 Pano Logic, Inc.
    • 50. Thank You!
      Q&A
      To contact the speakers directly:
      • Ron Oglesby, Unidesk, roglesby@unidesk.com, Twitter:@RonOglesby
      • 51. Visit www.unidesk.com for demos, product info and more
      • 52. Tom Crowe, Wyche, tcrowe@wyche.com
      • 53. Dave Hurlburt, Pano Logic, dave.hurlburt@panologic.com
      • 54. Visit www.panologic.com for more product info, etc.