As one of the nation’s oldest Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), Bartlett & Co. has a busy IT department supporting the company’s investment advisors, financial planners, administrative support, and operations team.
Bartlett’s network administrator, Rob, manages this infrastructure as well as the corresponding network. His users began to notice latency in their applications. He traced the issue to disk contention between the two vSphere clusters. Because the server environment and the virtual desktops were sharing storage resources, the disk arrays were overloaded.
After meeting Infinio at a local VMware Users Group (VMUG) meeting, Rob evaluated the software with a free 30-day trial of Infinio. Initially, Michel installed Infinio on the virtual desktop cluster. “It was incredible,” he said, “We did the install, and came back to our desks, and you could immediately notice a difference.” Today, Infinio offloads over 14,000 IOPS in the VDI environment.
After purchasing Infinio for the virtual desktop environment, the Bartlett team turned to the server environment. The evaluation there went equally smoothly. Latencies dropped for applications, and Rob says, “There’s no doubt in my mind it’s because of the offload provided by Infinio.”