Dave Ruddle

VDI Proof of Concepts

Blog Post created by Dave Ruddle Employee on Mar 9, 2015

So I am a month in now at Nimble, and I thought it was about time that I contributed to the community.  Coming from an MSP/SI background, I have had documentation drummed into me for many years, so when I was asked by a Service Provider customer about a POC for VDI running on Nimble Storage, then I thought it would be a good idea to tap into the knowledge base of the experts and put a template document together to save us all having to reinvent the wheel.


I am not a VDI expert by any means, but the sort of tasks that would need to be tested and accepted would include deploying the virtual infrastructure, creating desktop images and clones, and running workloads on them.  I have attached my first draft of the POC document to this blog post, so please feel free to have a look and use it at will.  Any improvements, or changes that you feel should be made then let me know and I can incorporate changes in a new version.


The document is agnostic to Citrix or VMware, and actually could be used as the framework for a POC for anything, it would just be the specific test text that would need modifying.


Thanks to Neil Glick, Guy Gawrych and Arvind Rayasam for sharing some of their documents that I have used to put into this one.