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The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

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Ever since Citrix released the new Provisioning Services cache in RAM with disk overflow there have been some spirited debates regarding the effectiveness of this new feature and it’s potential for the future. In fact, Citrix claims to have put storage vendors “on notice”.

Although Citrix has been heavily promoting the new feature, there haven’t been a lot of independent tests conducted as a way of verifying the effectiveness of the new cache in real world scenarios. A recent ESG Labs report claims that the RAM cache with disk overflow feature will reduce VDI and RDS related storage costs by up to 80%.

As an organization that works closely with Citrix technologies and enterprise customers, we decided to conduct our own independent testing as a way of determining the IOPS consumption rate when working with PVS and MCS on XenDesktop 7.6 VDI workloads.

Read the entire article here, The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

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