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Big VDI With VMware / Cisco / EMC

by on Aug.13, 2009, under Storage

Big VDI With VMware / Cisco / EMC

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Came across this gem the other day, and wanted to share. 

Ideally, this would be over at Chad’s blog, but I guess he’s been swamped with prep for VMworld.

In a nutshell, it’s a beefy whitepaper showing Cisco’s UCS doing virtual desktop consolidation in an entirely new league.

A couple of highlights:

  • This scenario targets heavy-duty knowledge worker use profiles as opposed to occasional desktop users.  Although virtual desktops can potentially apply everywhere, they have special appeal for the power users in some organizations, hence the use of industrial-strength infrastructure for this particular environment.
  • This scenario validates the premise that certain VMware consolidation scenarios are memory-limited (vs. CPU or I/O bandwidth), hence the attractiveness of the UCS design.
  • As you dig into the white paper, you’ll get a sense of the attractiveness of how the UCS Manager’s template-based approach complements VMware’s and EMC’s.

I think this is yet another great example of the power of VCE: VMware, Cisco and EMC working together to accelerate fully virtualized environments and private clouds.  Thanks to the respective teams who did all the hard work!

More to come.

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