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New PernixData Proven Designs (PPD) Ensure Seamless Integration of Storage Intelligence Software With Top Servers, Storage and Applications
PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, today announced the availability of new PernixData Proven Designs (PPD), which are detailed reference architectures and design guides that validate PernixData's storage intelligence software with best-of-breed partner solutions. PPD documents complement PernixData's various partnership efforts, which include the company's own PernixDrive program and membership in strategic third-party programs from Cisco, Citrix, VCE, VMware and others, to assure seamless deployment of storage intelligence software in every virtualized data center. With these joint solutions, any company can deploy a best-of-breed decoupled storage architecture that maximizes the performance of virtualized applications while minimizing ongoing storage costs.

PernixData Proven Designs Ensure Seamless Deployment
"With PernixData Proven Designs we can satisfy any company's storage performance and capacity requirements using best-in-class servers, storage and applications," said John Powers, CEO of GCSIT, a PernixData solution provider. "All components work seamlessly 'out of the box,' with PernixData providing the software architecture we need to optimize storage performance with 100% fault tolerance and scale-out growth."

PPD reference architectures and design guides can be found on the PernixData Proven Design page, along with solution briefs, case studies and whitepapers for the following solutions (with more coming every week):

  • Storage: Dell EqualLogic, Dell Compellent, EMC VNX, HP 3PAR, NetApp FAS
  • Servers: Cisco UCS, Dell PowerEdge, HP Proliant
  • Converged Systems: VCE Vblock
  • Applications: Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp, Oracle, SQL Server, Splunk, VMware Horizon
  • Media: HGST, Intel, Kingston, Micron, SanDisk

"As decoupled storage becomes the de-facto standard in all virtualized data centers, it becomes increasingly important to show customers how the various server, storage and application pieces seamlessly fit together," said Bala Narasimhan, vice president of products for PernixData. "The PPD program is an important step in this direction, complementing our robust partnership efforts with detailed design guides that underscore the simplicity and robustness of the PernixData platform."

Building a Decoupled Ecosystem through Technology Alliances
The PernixDrive technology alliance program brings leading vendors together for the advancement of decoupled storage architectures. Through combined sales, marketing and engineering efforts, PernixData is collaborating with top companies to integrate our storage intelligence software with complementary hardware and software products.

Vendors currently part of the PernixDrive program include HGST, Intel, Kingston, Micron and Toshiba.

In addition, PernixData is a member of the following third party partner programs:

  • Cisco Solution Partner with IVT certification - PernixData has joined the Cisco Solution Partner Program to advance the adoption of PernixData FVP software with Cisco UCS servers in decoupled storage environments. FVP software has also completed Cisco's Interoperability Verification Testing, ensuring interoperability with the UCS platform. For more information visit the Cisco Partner Site.
  • FVP is Verified as Citrix ready; PernixData is a Citrix Ready Premier Partner - PernixData FVP software has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenDesktop and XenApp to ensure fast, reliable and scalable virtual desktop and application delivery. 
  • VCE Vblock Ready - PernixData has completed a series of comprehensive tests that validate the solution's ability to run on Vblock™ Systems under normal operating conditions and failure scenarios.
  • VMware (Horizon View) Validated - PernixData FVP software is certified with VMware Horizon View for virtual desktop deployments, which includes a validated reference architecture.
  • VMware Elite Technology Alliance Partner and Partner Verified and Supported Product (PVSP) - PernixData is an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP), which provides technical and marketing benefits plus access to software for validation and integration. In addition, the FVP platform is a VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product (PVSP), meaning it is certified by VMware for installment with vSphere.
Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:17 PM by David Marshall
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