Disk I/O Optimization
ThinIO is a software-defined storage solution that dramatically reduces IOPS and decreases disk I/O in virtual desktop solutions, resulting in a much improved end user experience.
ThinIO is Designed For
For the IT administrators, ThinIO enables them to deliver an enterprise-ready software defined storage acceleration solution, simply, and all without the need to change the underlying architecture or have to deploy and manage new and additional physical storage array hardware.
From a business perspective technology is all about saving money, being green, and overall, improving the bottom line. ThinIO helps reduce costs by delivering a software defined storage acceleration solution rather than having to purchase expensive new storage arrays.
Although end users won’t actually know that ThinIO is installed they will certainly feel the positive impact it delivers to the overall end user experience. Desktop and application sessions will login much quicker, and the overall experience will remain consistent even at peak times.
Speed Up Boot Times
Using ThinIO’s disk intelligence and ‘Read Ahead’ technology, I/O at boot time is dramatically reduced by up to 80%.
Increase Desktop Density
Intelligently caching IO during intensive periods lowers the storage utilization, allowing for greater density and reduces the wear and tear on the disks.
Enhanced End User Experience
By caching repeated reads from the disk and writes to the disk inside the virtual machine, means that end user login times are incredibly fast.
Increase Application I/O
By leveraging the speed and power of RAM instead of physical spinning disk delivers an increase in I/O requests for applications increasing performance.
ThinIO being a software defined solutions requires no additional hardware is required.
Works with leading vendor solutions such as Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft RDS.
“Ultimately ThinIO was successful beyond our expectations. We saw a 23% improvement in overall performance with significantly faster user logins. ThinIO allowed us to increase our user density, save on costs and ultimately delivered a much better user experience. ThinIO provided a much more cost-effective solution allowing us to get a greater ROI on our current infrastructure and will ensure that we will continue to have a higher user density as our program grows.”
Eric Gurna President & CEO at LA’s BEST, US
ThinIO Key Benefits
Increase in ROI & TCO
Reduced CapEx & OpEx which results in an increase in ROI & TCO. ThinIO will ensure you no longer have to solve your storage problems by buying more spinning disks.
Reduced rack and power costs
Reduced rack and power costs due to less hardware deployed. ThinIO will ensure your ‘rack & power’ costs are reduced and the life of your existing hardware will be extended by reducing wear and tear.
Faster login times
By caching repeated reads from the disk and writes to the disk inside the virtual machine, user login times are incredibly fast as the users profile is mostly stored in RAM. The user experience is fast and consistent even at ‘peak’ times during the day.
ThinIO is a software solution that requires no additional hardware. It simply installs inside the desktop OS, either physical or virtual.
No need to purchase expensive SAN
No requirement to purchase expensive SAN and all-flash storage arrays just for desktop environments.
Works with and supports all leading remote solutions such as Citrix, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Technologies.
How Does it Work?
Sofware Defined Storage Acceleration
ThinIO sits in line between the Windows operating system and the disk storage. ThinIO intercepts both disk reads and writes to the local or shared storage, stores the request in its cache for instant access the next time they are requested.
No Additional Hardware or Architectural Changes
With ThinIO there are no hardware lead times, no architecture changes required and no external dependencies. ThinIO can be installed in seconds and the benefits are seen immediately.