Pure Storage's FlashStack CI Solution Enhances VDI and VSI Experience

By CIOReview | Monday, December 15, 2014
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Pure Storage, a provider of flash storage solutions, introduces a new line of heterogeneous converged infrastructure (CI) solutions FlashStack to improve Virtual Server Infrastructure (VSI) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) user experience. A comprehensive reference designed platform consists of deployment as well as sizing guidelines and single-call support.

FlashStack CI solution adjoins Pure Storage FlashArray 400 Series arrays with Cisco UCS Blade Servers, Cisco Nexus switches, VMware vSphere 5 and VMware Horizon 6 for building turnkey with high performance and efficient flash-powered infrastructure to optimize VSI and VDI deployments at scale. The company provides fully tested, pre-validated and proven FlashStack solution to streamline the implementation of modern infrastructure with faster delivery services for enterprise customers and service providers. The solution will be available through FlashStack Authorized Support Partners within the Pure Storage Partner Program (P3).

Pure Storage FlashStack, equipped with FlashArray, facilitates a holistic all-flash alternative to disk-based CI offerings to simplify as well as streamline the selection, planning, design, implementation and support of complete data center infrastructure stacks powered by virtualization and flash. The solution increases infrastructure reliability and gives rack space, power and cooling servings eliminating with the complexity, inefficiency and poor performance of mechanical disk.

FlashStack CI for VMware Horizon enables implementation and time to value of a high performance infrastructure by combining Pure Storage 400 Series FlashArrays, Cisco UCS Blade Servers and Nexus switches, and VMware vSphere 5.5 with VMware Horizon 6 to support VDI deployments. The platform can have capabilities to scale from hundreds of desktops up to 3000 in one standard rack and serves a ‘better than desktop’ end user experience with sub-millisecond response times performance. The new CI VDI solution includes 24X7 single-call support delivered from Pure Storage FlashStack Authorized Support Partners.

Sumit Dhawan, Senior VP & GM of desktop products and end-user computing at VMware, states that VMware Horizon combines with Pure Storage FlashStack CI to provide organizations with technologies that will be easy to deploy including accelerated tome-to-value.

FlashStack Authorized Support Partners (ASPs), supporting and delivering FlashStack CI solutions, sells and provides support to Cisco, VMware and Pure Storage technologies offering unified level one and level two support for delivering smooth and personalized customer experience. The users will get benefits from customized turnkey solutions, services and support from their preferred partners.

Matt Kixmoeller, VP of products and marketing at Pure Storage, conveys that with Pure Storage FlashStack ASPs, the company removes the adoption barriers of all-flash VSI and VDI infrastructure of mutual customers and speeding up ROI.