Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 21 - Page 53

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// infrastructure to avoid putting your business at risk. In addition to existing applications that may already be causing you pain, there are newer workloads that perhaps do not have an established infrastructure and demand the performance, resiliency, scalability and management simplicity of all-flash storage. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a perfect example of this type of workload: www.intelligentcio.com FEATURE: CLOUD MANAGEMENT Because of the ‘bursty’ nature of VDI and the pressure it places on storage performance, spinning disks are not a viable option for such deployments. To understand which application(s) should go on all-flash storage first, it is important to: • Take stock of your own requirements, applications and budget considerations, and identify those workloads that are causing the most pain or providing the Christian Putz, Director, Emerging Markets, EMEA, at Pure Storage INTELLIGENTCIO 53