The broadband communications and entertainment firm is based in the United States. In 2014, the company was embarking on a major VDI deployment and planned to leverage the company's existing Fibre Channel switching infrastructure. The VDI applications were profiled and the workloads were emulated in Load DynamiX in order to gain a deep understanding of the I/O profile and requirements for the customer's infrastructure. Even though the immediate testing was completed on Fibre Channel, the company purchased an appliance supporting both file and block protocols to prepare for future SAN and NAS storage testing. The results were quickly and accurately performed a flash system bake-off and de-risked a new VDI deployment by finding a storage system with the most consistent performance and greatest headroom.