KPIT improves virtual desktops performance 10x with EMC XtremIO

KPIT Technologies, a global IT consulting and product engineering company, has selected EMC’s XtremIO all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array to deliver massive I/O performance for its virtual desktops.

All-flash arrays like EMC XtremIO are widely used in running critical applications like virtual desktops, databases where companies need to load applications, development tools and utilities on the fly and presenting them in real time.

With XtremIO, KPIT is able to provide 10 times the performance of its previous infrastructure on a small data center footprint and reduce response time for both office-based and mobile users. This has contributed for the overall improvement in performance and productivity, resulting in a positive impact on customer service levels.

The scale-out architecture of XtremIO would enable KPIT to double the number of virtual desktops in the next 12 months, the company further said.


KPIT is the first enterprise in India to implement EMC’s Vblock architecture for its private cloud and rolled out 1,500 virtual desktops in 2010. With XtremIO, KPIT has further expanded this number. KPIT’s virtual desktop environment now runs exclusively on XtremIO while the Vblock and EMC VSPEX  support mission-critical applications.

EMC’s all-flash storage technology addresses the concerns of KPIT customers for greater responsiveness. XtremIO applications run on a flash disk, which provides thousands of IOPS to enable consistent, fast performance for applications using the virtual desktop infrastructure and thereby assisting KPIT to deliver improved customer service to exacting deadlines.

With inline data deduplication and compression built into the EMC XtremIO, EMC enables KPIT to optimize its space more efficiently, while gaining greater usable capacity.

EMC has been ranked as the no.1 in all-flash and hybrid flash array market globally. However, share of EMC in the Indian external enterprise storage systems market dropped in third quarter of 2014. The company’s share in the total disk storage market also dipped, says IDC.

Rajani Baburajan

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