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NexentaVSA for VMware View Accelerates VDI Deployments with VMware's Rapid Desktop Program

Nexenta Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that NexentaVSA for VMware View has received certification from VMware's Rapid Desktop Program, and is certified for deployment on any industry standard hardware. This enables Nexenta to further streamline and accelerate virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).

As part of VMware's Rapid Desktop Program certification process, NexentaVSA for VMware View successfully completed a number of rigorous benchmark tests, including simulating various VDI workloads on standard Intel-based servers. NexentaVSA for VMware View is a pre-defined, out-of-the-box solution for enterprises looking to accelerate the process of identifying, evaluating, selecting and deploying VDI solutions.

"This certification embodies the commitment of Nexenta Systems to make VDI deployments simple and straightforward, while lowering total cost of ownership," said Nexenta CEO Evan Powell. "NexentaVSA for VMware View is a breakthrough approach for simplifying and streamlining the configuration and deployment of storage associated with virtual desktops. By working closely with VMware, we are empowering our customers to fast-track their VDI deployments."

NexentaVSA for VMware View is purpose built to simplify the deployment and management of storage for VDI installations by integrating with VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter Server and NexentaStor virtual storage. The solution provides real-time analytics to troubleshoot, measure and monitor the deployment. Customers are also empowered to optimize the process of sizing, configuring and scaling their storage infrastructure for VDI.

VMware's Rapid Desktop Program was created to help VMware partners create solutions that facilitate the rapid deployment of VDI desktops on a proven and certified configuration, with pre-installed and pre-configured software.

"With the surge of big data in the enterprise, storage of that data is a critical aspect of a successful VDI deployment, which enables customers to implement a modern end-user computing architecture that improves desktop administration and management for the new era of IT," said Mason Uyeda, director, End-User Computing Technical Marketing, VMware. "We are pleased to be working with Nexenta as a premier partner in the VMware View(TM) Rapid Desktop Program as they continue to bring VDI storage services to the enterprise."

AMAX, a Nexenta and VMware reseller, has bundled all the hardware components required to deploy VMware View and NexentaVSA. This integrated solution provides customers a solution that can expedite the process of deploying storage required to support VMware View deployments.

"VDI is a very necessary technology in today's enterprise landscape where companies are trying to consolidate operational expense and stay as lean and green as possible," said Jean Shih, president of AMAX. "Taking VDI one step further, customers need a plug-and-play solution that is easy to deploy, optimized for random IO workloads and scales according to business needs. The AMAX solution integrates VDI and storage components into a single hardware platform, making it both simple and cost effective to manage."

To sign up for the NexentaVSA for View beta program, contact Nexenta at: +1 (855) NEXENTA (639-3682) or visit: .

Published Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:16 PM by David Marshall
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