One of the biggest challenges for VDI deployments is designing the right infrastructure. You have to effectively integrate storage, compute, and virtualization to create the best desktop virtualization experience for your end users.
This is not a trivial task. That’s why we’ve worked with leading technology vendors to provide SmartStack™ solutions for our customers. SmartStack solutions are converged infrastructure offerings built on best-of-breed technologies from our partners. SmartStack solutions help customers accelerate deployments and eliminate the risk associated with deploying untested solutions in the datacentre.
SmartStack Solutions for VDI to Support Desktop and Server Virtualization Workloads for VMware, Citrix and Cisco
The newest VDI SmartStack offering, SmartStack for ROBO Desktop Virtualization, is based on some of the latest products from Nimble, VMware, Citrix and Cisco – the Nimble CS-300 array, VMware Horizon (6) with View, Citrix XenDesktop (7.6) and the Cisco UCS Mini. These new SmartStacks literally takes VDI to the edge because they are optimized for remote/branch offices, or the needs of smaller IT environments. By deploying an optimized desktop virtualization solution on-site at remote or branch offices rather than a central data centre, companies can deliver a predictable end-user experience by eliminating network dependent performance issues between sites.
The SmartStack with UCS Mini brings the power of UCS integration to the smaller business and remote/branch office. The UCS Mini embeds the unified server and networking capabilities of the top-of-rack UCS Fabric Interconnect directly within the UCS Mini chassis, enabling the SmartStack solution to deliver compute, storage and networking into a single, easy-to-manage, compact solution.
VMware Horizon (6) with View or Citrix XenDesktop (7.6), running on the UCS Mini and Nimble array, delivers a mix of both full virtual desktops, for those users that need more power and flexibility, and lighter-weight remote desktop services (RDS) desktops, suitable for task workers are now delivered efficiently. With the SmartStack for ROBO Desktop Virtualization, customers can enable the transformation of their end-user desktops at ROBO environments into virtual, mobile workspaces.