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

IT Admins

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.

End User

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.

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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 more end users.


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.


Software Defined

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.


Increase in ROI & TCO.

Reduced CapEx & OpEx which results in an increase in ROI & TCO.

Reduced rack and power costs

Reduced rack and power costs due to less hardware deployed.

Faster login times

Faster login times means end users become more productive.

Software defined

Software defined means that less hardware is required.

No need to purchase expensive SAN

No requirement to purchase expensive SAN and all-flash storage arrays just for desktop environments.

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.
Work Anywhere Solutions

“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 programme grows.”

Eric Gurna
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If you have a current project, and are looking to deploy a virtual desktop or remote application solution, click to request a quote and see how much you can save by reducing your storage overheads.

Licensing Info

ThinIO is available in a single edition containing all features and is installed with a fully functional 30-day trial license.

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