The Avnet Mobile Data Center Solution for EMC VSPEX solution might not be the first solution on the scene of a disaster because they do need time to configure and deliver, Gottesman Consulting's Gottesman said.
"But if you look at large disasters like a hurricane, you can deploy it in a week or two to help build an ad hoc infrastructure," he said.
Large sporting events held on the waterfront or in similarly harsh conditions can be like a circus, Gottesman said.
"People come in and build an entire infrastructure," he said. "Most of the time we do it with a container-based data center. These events can use some pretty heavy compute power. Customers in such a scenario don't know how much power and networking they might need. Having it in a single package simplifies the ordering and infrastructure."
Avnet's Tonthat said because of the nature of the mobile VSPEX solution, Avnet and its partners are unlikely to keep the Avnet Mobile Data Center Solution for EMC VSPEX solution in stock.
"How long it takes to build depends on the compute, network, storage and hypervisor requirements," he said. "It's spec'd out in advance. We have standard reference architectures through the EMC VSPEX program for 50, 100 and 250 virtual machines. Our EMC World demo unit was built and shipped in three days."
PUBLISHED JUNE 3, 2013