Capo: Recapitulating Storage for Virtual Desktops

  title={Capo: Recapitulating Storage for Virtual Desktops},
  author={Mohammad Shamma and Dutch T. Meyer and Jake Wires and Maria Ivanova and Norman C. Hutchinson and Andrew Warfield},
Shared storage underlies most enterprise VM deployments because it is an established technology that administrators are familiar with and because it good job of protecting data. However, shared storage is also very expensive to scale. This paper describes Capo1, a transparent and persistent block request proxy for virtual machine disk images. Capo reduces the load on shared storage by using local disks as persistent caches, using multicastbased preloading to broadcast read results across a… CONTINUE READING
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