Arcadia, a global retailer, satisfies power-users with performance
Arcadia's initial Citrix VDI deployment was predicated on estimated IOPS requirements across the general user base. However, after rollout, they found that developers, programmers, and heavy users were putting a greater than expected burden on the system. The backend disk systems were incapable of servicing the demand. Performance slipped, and complaints mounted.
Non-disruptive scale-up, scale-out enables unconstrained infrastructure growth
Performance increased from 5000 IOPS to 250,000 IOPS
Maintenance windows cut from 48 to 6 hours
Inclusive compression and deduplication
Five-year maintenance provides price stability