DynamicOps today announced that it has enhanced its Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) software with NetApp® FlexClone technology, creating a fully-automated virtual desktop solution that significantly reduces desktop provisioning times and associated storage costs.
This new version of VRM is combined with a specialized NetApp module that leverages and orchestrates the FlexClone technology of NetApp arrays that are based on the NetApp Data ONTAP® operating system, including the IBM N series and N series Gateways.
The solution reduces the storage capacity needed for virtual desktops by as much as 50%.(1) This is accomplished by eliminating performance problems associated with multiple systems booting simultaneously and by providing an integrated operations management console for administrators and desktop support that also incorporates visibility for these groups with capacity management and charge-back metrics. At the same time, desktop support staff has the ability to rapidly provision and manage thousands of virtual desktops in a controlled and automated fashion.
With the FlexClone technology, VRM is a turnkey solution to rapidly provision virtual desktops in an automated, space-efficient manner, while reducing the operational cost of maintaining and supporting a large virtual infrastructure. Without VRM, IT organizations are required to make trade-offs between performance, cost, and agility, thereby making it difficult to justify large-scale virtual desktop deployments.
VRM with NetApp FlexClone technology is available immediately.