Flash-optimized storage provider Nimble Storage announced SmartStack, a new converged infrastructure solution to address the storage performance challenges for desktop and server virtualization workloads.
The new SmartStack for Desktop and Server Virtualization delivers the high performance required for VDI and server virtualization, while at the same time providing high levels of reliability and data protection through the snapshot and replication features built into Nimble’s Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture. With this, enterprises are able to accelerate deployment while minimizing the risks associated with deploying solutions with a pre-validated reference architecture based on Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon View and Nimble Storage.
“Virtualized applications and VDI environments are workloads with differing characteristics. Customers continue to seek simplified approaches for deployment and management of these workloads in their infrastructures," said Mason Uyeda, senior director of technical marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "Nimble Storage with VMware Horizon View™ can provide a foundation for storage planning and architectural design, with the flexibility to scale as these diverse workloads grow.”
The solution will be offered as an integrated solution through Avnet Technology Solutions in mid-March of this year.
“Our ability to provide configuration services and testing validation for SmartStack solutions is an expansion of our support for the Nimble channel ecosystem, which has already simplified the procurement process for resellers," said Scott Look, vice president and general manager, Connected and Secured Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "Leveraging our pre-integration services enables channel partners to gain a competitive edge by strengthening their offerings and speeding time to a complete solution deployment, while minimizing costs and investment risk.”