Cisco Storage: How To Dominate The Market Without Selling A Single Disk


Cisco And Nexenta

Cisco and Nexenta Systems are partnering in the VMware Rapid Desktop Alliance, a program under which a variety of vendors are offering predefined, orderable solutions for virtual desktop infrastructures for fast deployment using VMware's View 5 technology.

The solution includes the Cisco UCS B230 M2 blade server and NexentaVSA for VMware View software.

NexentaVSA for VMware View includes VMware VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration) support that allows the solution to use the server's integrated storage in lieu of a separate storage device. Nexenta said the solution scales from 50 desktops to "thousands" of desktops.