• Press Release

    August 30, 2011

    EMC VNX Accelerates VMware View 5.0 Boots 500 Desktops in 5 Minutes

    EMC Unified Storage Simply, Efficiently and Powerfully Helps Customers Exploit the Benefits of Desktop Virtualization and FLASH

    LAS VEGAS (VMWORLD 2011) - August 30, 2011 -

    Today at VMworld® 2011, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the number one choice of customers for information infrastructure in VMware® virtualized and cloud environments according to a recent Wikibon survey, today extended its leadership with added support of EMC® VNX® unified storage for VMware View™ 5 (also announced today by VMware). The EMC VNX Family—including EMC VNX and EMC VNXe®—support VMware View deployments in businesses of any size and scale—ranging from hundreds to thousands of desktops.

    The EMC VNX Family will deliver VMware View 5 customers with new levels of performance, efficiency, and simplicity, and will enable customers to:

    • Boost Performance during log-in storms. Early test results have shown the ability to boot 500 VMware View 5.0 desktops on VMware vSphere® 5 over NFS to steady state—in 5-minutes. This is 40% faster than previous published VNX and FAST Suite results on VMware View 4.5, and enabled by EMC VNX and the EMC FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) Suite.
    • Maximize Efficiency by leveraging the EMC FAST Suite to deliver the highest performance and capacity efficiency—automatically for VMware View 5. EMC FAST Cache allows customers to significantly reduce the number of drives used in a VMware View environment while providing exceptionally fast boot time performance. Additionally, customers can further reduce their storage space requirements in VMware View deployments with EMC VNX deduplication capabilities.
    • Simplify Management by deploying VMware View 5 with confidence whether in FC, FCoE, iSCSI or NFS environments.

    "The EMC VNX Family is designed from the ground-up to optimize virtual environments. We've seen great results in early testing with VMware View 5, and look forward to helping customers to deploy VMware View 5 in environments ranging from hundreds to thousands of desktops," said Eric Herzog, Vice President, Unified Storage Division at EMC. "Applying EMC's unique FAST technology to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) enables customers to maximize the full potential of their VMware View deployment. With EMC VNX, SMBs to enterprises can benefit from the solution's simplicity, efficiency, performance and affordability."

    EMC Global Services Help Customers Achieve Virtual Desktop Strategy

    In addition to new support of VMware View 5 with the VNX Family, EMC's professional services experts are delivering Desktop Virtualization Services to help customers plan, design, and implement desktop computing environments that are secure, compliant and flexible enough to meet the needs of their businesses. Experienced and VMware-certified experts have all the virtualization skills required to ensure a successful implementation, including desktop deployment, security, systems management, and storage.

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