[Press Release] Login VSI Announces Multimedia Workload
VDI Like a Pro survey shows 2.5x growth of those using GPU in VDI and SBC solutions
August 30, 2017 – VMworld USA – Login VSI, the industry standard in VDI and SBC performance and availability testing, announces the availability of the new Login VSI Multimedia Workload. This new workload helps organizations to more accurately test and scale their virtualized desktop environments leveraging GPUs, and to effectively mimic even the most diverse end-user populations.
The launch of this new workload is in line with the latest results from the State of the VDI and SBC Union Survey, which stated that graphic processing units (GPUs) usage has grown from six per cent in 2014 to 25 per cent in 2017. The study also indicates that mature VDI usage continues to rise, as 77 per cent of respondents are utilizing a VDI environment, and three per cent indicated that they were in the design or proof of concept phase. However, many of the challenges remain the same, as 2014 responses cited the biggest overall challenges for VDI and SBC being overall cost, user-experience and complexity.
“These results indicate that there is no slow down to VDI and SBC adoption and as the competition heats up between NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, we expect this will encourage innovation and lower costs, continuing to drive the use of graphics accelerating technology in VDI and SBC,” said Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, CEO of Login VSI. “This growing adoption has led to us to developing the Multimedia Workload, an out-of-the-box workload especially designed to accurately test user experience for virtualized desktops using media-rich applications, with a focus on the main pain points of performance, stability and availability.”
The new workload is the answer to the changing make up of VDI and SBC users and the adoption of GPUs. End-users working with VDI such as VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop, more and more watch YouTube, use Microsoft PowerPoint, browse rich-media websites, use graphic intensive business applications, such as radiology applications, and use video conferencing. The new Multimedia Workload, in addition to the standard workloads already available, will address this new type of heavy user and therefore allow for a good representation of the different user types in a modern company. Combined with the Multimedia Workload professional services package, the new workload can be customized and even instrumented to show how the desktop is performing graphically under different test conditions.
Login VSI measures performance from the user’s perspective (outside-in). Its virtual user technology allows for continuous testing of desktop infrastructure availability and performance, even when real users are not present. This approach prevents performance issues and predicts end-user experience to ensure business critical VDI and SBC environments don’t fail and keep performing well. While current monitoring tools need real user activity to create and then measure machine specific statistics (like % of CPU usage), Login VSI’s products work with virtual users to allow for pre-production load-testing and post-production 24/7 availability and performance verification.
“You cannot optimize what you cannot measure, and you cannot measure what you cannot exercise,” says Blair Parkhill, Director Products at Login VSI. “GPU technology has dramatically changed the playing field for delivering a great end-user experience and our testing shows that the relationship between the GPU and CPU is something that needs to be understood when architecting solutions. It’s not always intuitive, but the more you test, the more you will know and then there are a lot of things you can do to guarantee the best digital workplace.”
The new Login VSI Multimedia Workload is now available to all Login VSI licensed and trial customers and is available here. If you would like to try the new Multimedia Workload and are not yet a Login VSI licensed or trial customer, you can receive the trial here: https://www.loginvsi.com/free-trial-request.
VDI Like a Pro’s ‘State of the VDI and SBC Union’ surveyed 580 participants from North American, Europe, Middle East and Africa, to provide insights into the real-world deployment, configuration and usage of virtual desktop infrastructure and server-based computing, both on premise and in public cloud environments.
About Login VSI
Login VSI provides predictive and advanced insights for virtualized desktop and server based computing environments. Our software ensures Enterprises can provide their employees with the optimum end-user experience. By utilizing virtual users that mimic real-world users performing real-world tasks—predictive analysis will increase productivity while minimizing downtime and other costly business disruptions.
For more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview, please contact Frans Wauters, email@example.com. For more detailed information on the new Multimedia Workload, Login VSI, and Login PI, please visit www.loginvsi.com, or follow us on twitter @loginvsi.