VMware PEX 2014: Storage Takes Center Stage

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LSI And Friends: High-performance VDI Appliance

LSI has teamed up with Supermicro, EMC and VMware to offer a new VDI appliance for VMware Horizon View deployments. The appliance combines storage, compute and networking resources in a converged infrastructure single box targeted at high-performance VDI implementations.

The appliance, which features LSI Nytro 3.2-TB PCIe flash accelerator cards, Mellanox ConnectX-3 40-Gbit Ethernet interface cards, Supermicro servers, and EMC's ScaleIO software, supports up to 1,000 virtual desktops with average user response times of under 1 second. It also allows 1,000 virtual desktops to be deployed in under 1.5 hours, and simultaneously boots 1,000 virtual desktops in 12 minutes, LSI said.

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