Budd Van Lines improves VDI user experience with Infinio Accelerator

Enjoys improved response time, eliminates latency spikes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 – Infinio, a market leader in I/O optimization for virtualized data centers, today shared strong results achieved by its customer, national shipping and logistics company Budd Van Lines. Budd’s business relies on its VMware vSphere virtualized environment, which supports a XenApp/XenDesktop VDI implementation as well as general enterprise application workloads.

When end users complained about inconsistent VDI response times, Doug Soltesz, Vice President and CIO, initially tried an SSD-based solution, but without success. When Budd tried Infinio Accelerator, results improved dramatically, and at a fraction of the cost.

Delayed read times especially impacted the user experience, Soltesz explained, making Infinio’s distributed, content-based read cache the right solution. Unlike other options, Infinio is optimized for RAM and requires no SSDs. “Infinio makes efficient use of resources in our VDI environment, right down to the 8 GB of RAM required from an ESX host,” Soltesz said. “RAM that’s not being used just goes to waste, so why not make good use of it and move your data closer to your users?”

During Budd’s steady-state operations, Infinio provides consistent improvement in response time, averaging more than 60% of requests offloaded from central storage. When I/O spikes threaten the user experience, Infinio provides a shock-absorber effect that shields users from the impact of events such as boot and login storms.

Another benefit to Budd Van Lines’ IT operations is that Infinio operates transparently, working with the company’s existing datastores and storage devices, with no need to migrate data or adjust operational practices around backup, replication, snapshotting, or other maintenance.

The full Budd Van Lines case study is available at bit.ly/1ZxLXhZ.  To learn more about Infinio, download a free 30-day trial, or attend a live product demo by registering here: bit.ly/1xwUA1S.

About Infinio

Infinio Systems, Inc. is a market leader in I/O optimization for VMware vSphere environments, offering a software-only solution to improve the data storage performance of virtualized environments without the need for expensive storage hardware upgrades. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company enjoys strong financial backing from tier-one venture capitalists including Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Osage University Partners. Infinio is an Elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, a Citrix-Ready partner, an EMC Business Partner, a NetApp Advantage Alliance partner, and a finalist in the 2013 “Best of VMworld” awards for “Best New Technology.” More information is available at www.infinio.com