The Login VSI Vendor Edition (Login VSI 4.1)
For many years now, Login VSI is the undisputed IT-industry standard in VDI performance load-testing and benchmarking.
All IT vendors (both hardware and software) that are serious about providing their customers with a well-performing virtual desktop infrastructure, rely on Login VSI technology to design and build their products, and to communicate the tangible results to the public. The results of these research and development efforts are visible in many technical publications.
Technology vendors benefit from the Login VSI Vendor Edition (*) in three ways:
- As a key component of the (behind the door) R&D process
- As the performance benchmark to communicate to the market
- In POC’s and pilots to compare infrastructure options, for sizing and scaling
and to do a full scale pre-production load-test/stress-test before production
(*) Login VSI’s Vendor Edition is the new name for classic load-testing solution Login VSI 4.1.
Well-know, Well-recognized statistics
Statistics Login VSImax and Login VSIbase are widely used by all major IT vendors in VDI reference architectures, validated designs, white papers and presentations. They have grown into the de-facto industry standard statistics to communicate the scalability (VSImax) and the baseline end-user experience (VSIbase) of any centralized virtual desktop environment including VMware Horizon View, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), formerly known as Terminal Services.
As of 2017 the unique Login VSI testing methodology is officially patented. In addition to the methodology, the patent protects the metrics VSImax, VSIbase and the VSI threshold.
For IT- vendors that want to position themselves more firmly in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure space we offer the opportunity to showcase their publications on our website, and in our newsletter (50.000+ relevant readers). This service is available for vendors of hardware like servers, storage, appliances, network components, processors, and vendors of virtual desktop and other (e.g. security) software. We offer two formal programs to our vendor customers: ‘Tested with Login VSI’ and ‘Validated by Login VSI’. For more information about these programs visit our vendor programs page.
"We use Login VSI as a level set. If we are looking at a system that we are putting on brand new hardware or that we are putting in the cloud, we may see those environments completely differently but the end result is: is the user going to have a good solid happy user experience? And what Login VSI provides us on all three platforms is fairly consistent apples-to-apples comparison: is the user happy?"
Michael Cooper, Director of Solutions Architecture and Global Alliances at Citrix Systems
"As a software vendor, the reason that we became a Login VSI customer is that we wanted to see how we compared to our competitors. After talking to VMware and Citrix about how they test their products, it became clear to me that we needed to follow our strategic partners and be able to show how our product compares favorably to our competitors. We just completed a round of tests using Login VSI and you will see white papers showing performance data."
Shaun Donaldson, Alliances Director at Bitdefender
“Predictability is a key piece to VDI. It’s one of reasons that VDI has scared people away, but Login VSI solves that. If you’re going to do it, do it right. Login VSI really gives that rubber stamp on doing it right.”
Andrew Mills, VDI Alliances Manager at Nutanix
"You would be somewhat nuts to go to production with VDI without first and constantly re-evaluating with Login VSI. Always run all your changes through it so there are no surprises. Surprises in VDI never just hit one or two users--it's all or nothing.”
Rob Girard, Technical Marketing Engineer at Tintri
Tested with Login VSI
The following hardware and software vendors have a proven commitment towards providing the best possible end-user experience in virtualized desktop environments. This commitment is displayed through the active use of the industry standard tool Login VSI in their performance and scalability testing efforts. The results of these tests are used to build better products, and are publicly available in white papers.