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May 08, 2013

Nimble Storage Simplifies Deployment of VDI

Nimble (News - Alert) Storage is allowing a simplified deployment of scalable high-performance Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

The company has released Nimble Storage SmartStack for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to this end. The newly released solution leverages Citrix XenDesktop running on Cisco (News - Alert) Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), according to Nimble Storage, a provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions.

Nimble Storage has completely optimized and validated the comprehensive VDI reference architecture by leveraging the Login VSI tool. This capability has succeeded in stimulating real user workloads including boot and login storms.

The Nimble Storage CS440G-X4 has the ability to support 1,500 virtual desktop users in just 3U of rack space. Thanks to a modular building-block approach, businesses can use the solution for non-disruptive scaling.

The Nimble Storage SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and Citrix is welcomed and appreciated by many clients including Oaks Christian School.

This school wanted to deploy VDI in order and decided to use the combination of Cisco, Citrix and Nimble after evaluating different solutions in the market.

The solution was chosen by the school due to its cost, efficiency and scalability. Deployment has delivered several benefits such as faster logon times and remote access to network resources.

Another satisfied customer is Comm Solutions, which finds pre-validated reference architectures a good way to accelerate their customers' deployments.

Comm Solutions appreciates the Nimble Storage SmartStack for VDI with Cisco and Citrix as it delivers efficiency and scalability required by its customers.

Mostly aimed at the mid-market, Nimble Storage uses a combination of flash and disk storage to help companies save about 30 to 70 percent on data costs. The company currently serves about 600 customers through many channel partners and it was recently positioned by Gartner (News - Alert) in the Visionaries quadrant of the General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant authored by Roger W. Cox (News - Alert), Valdis Filks and Stanley Zaffos.

“The pre-tested, validated solution with Nimble Storage Cisco UCS and Citrix delivers a proven recipe for success that lowers risk and accelerates VDI deployments for midsized and enterprise-level deployments to further improve ROI,” said Radhika Krishnan, director of Product, Solution and Alliances Marketing, Nimble Storage.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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