SOURCE: PernixData


February 23, 2015 09:00 ET

PernixData Partners With Citrix and VMware to Optimize VDI Performance While Avoiding Expensive Storage Overprovisioning Costs

Decoupled Storage Architecture Brings Huge Value to Southern Waste Systems, Whatcom Community College, and Other PernixData VDI Customers Worldwide

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - PernixData announced today various partnerships, certifications, and customer wins that underscore the strategic role decoupled storage plays in virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). By putting storage intelligence into high-speed server media, PernixData FVP software optimizes VDI performance with cost effective scale-out growth, making it the perfect complement to any virtualized data center environment.

"Decoupled storage is the fastest growing storage architecture for optimizing VDI," said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at PernixData. "It is the ideal way to minimize desktop latency and avoid storage overprovisioning costs, without disrupting existing server, storage and application environments. Through marquee partnerships, certifications, and great customer wins, PernixData continues to establish itself as a strategic component of any virtual desktop infrastructure."

FVP Software Verified as Citrix Ready; PernixData is Citrix Ready Premier Partner
The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments. By joining the Citrix ready program, customers can be confident that PernixData FVP software has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenDesktop and XenApp to ensure fast, reliable and scalable virtual desktop and application delivery. 

PernixData FVP software is certified with VMware Horizon (with View); PernixData is an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP).
PernixData FVP software is a validated VMware Horizon Fast Track 2.0 Reference Architecture. This is a standard, repeatable and scalable design for quick and easy deployment of virtual desktops. By having a reference architecture in place, customers can reduce implementation time and operational risk with a proven solution that delivers end-to-end interoperability. 

Proven VDI Customer Success
VDI is deployed in approximately 30 percent of all PernixData FVP deployments, making it one of the most common applications to benefit from a decoupled storage architecture. 

When Southern Waste Systems implemented VDI, for example, the company needed a way to reduce latency while keeping costs low. After considering several flash arrays and hyperconverged solutions, Southern Waste Systems selected PernixData FVP software because it is non-disruptive to install, avoided a six-figure storage and network upgrade, and enabled virtual desktops to perform faster than physical desktops.

"PernixData fit naturally with our company's philosophy of zero waste," said Nick Casagrande, IT director at Southern Waste Systems. "We didn't have to buy a new storage array or even new flash -- we were able to utilize the existing RAM in our hosts to get better performance without any changes to our environment."

Read the Southern Waste Systems full case study here.

For Whatcom Community College, finding a remedy for troublesome storage latency spikes afflicting their VMware Horizon View environment proved to be elusive. Seamlessly augmenting their existing server and storage infrastructure, PernixData FVP software with server-side SSDs enabled a decoupled storage architecture that finally provided relief.

"We instantly saw the performance improvements," recalled Ward Naf, IT Director at Whatcom Community College. "Latency decreased 88 percent." 

Read the Whatcom Community College case study here

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About PernixData®
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtualized data centers. The company's software puts storage intelligence into high speed server media, establishing a control point for optimizing application performance and managing data center operations with true scale-out growth. With PernixData software, customers can leverage any storage platform for capacity, creating a decoupled storage architecture that maximizes design flexibility while minimizing storage costs.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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