In this customer environment, 200GB workspaces are common and can take up to 30 mins to fully populate. The general logistics around disk space management, delays in getting up current design data, and NFS latencies were a major source of delay for designers with a material impact on time-to-market.
The team installed a WarpStor appliance including local storage on their network and project workspaces were built on the appliance. User workspace creation time and disk space needs were reduced dramatically:
- Average workspace population time was reduced from 20-30mins to 14s
- User workspace sizes decreased from 150GBto 100KB
- Total IOPs down by more than 70% during write bursts