Optimization and Visibility for VDI

Pluribus can manage and optimize the issues affecting the user experience.

VDI Needs Optimized Networking

While virtual desktop services greatly simplify the task of provisioning and maintaining user desktops, the adoption of a robust VDI strategy requires a data center network that includes robust user experience management capabilities to assure a successful project. Virtual Desktops place additional and time-sensitive loads on the network and require the application-aware visibility tools to help troubleshoot and support these installations. In VDI deployments, latency and available capacity have a direct impact on the perceived quality of a user experience, so the network infrastructure must be able to deliver solid switching performance along with transactional insight to the underlying structure itself.

To address the need of a large virtualized workload, Pluribus Networks has developed its Virtualization-Centric Fabric (VCF) and the Netvisor network operating systems which implement VCF. Without the need for an external controller, Pluribus switches powered by the Netvisor OS federate into a single fabric, offering unprecedented insight, agility and security.

Pluribus Networks advances network virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) through Netvisor, the industry’s most programmable, network OS. Netvisor is based upon the Pluribus Virtualization-Centric FabricTM (VCFTM) architecture, a proven approach to understanding flow, rapidly responding to business needs, and securing your data.

Factors that affect VDI QoE and latency:

  • Virtual desktop remote access (N/S)
  • Real-time media access for virtual desktops (N/S)
  • Access to shared IP storage (E/W)


  • Assured interoperability with legacy devices to offer flexible design options when deploying a new VDI POD.
  • Automated integration with customer applications due to infrastructure change independence.
  • Improved troubleshooting via an extensive set of built-in network telemetry which provides indicators on VDI user QoE, desktop performances and storage.
  • Simplified troubleshooting and anchor policies via fabric-wide consolidated view of end-points and VMs.
  • Rapidly administer QoS and security policies fabric-wide by identifying individual flows or classes of flow to apply to.