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VCE FastPath Platform Simplifies VDI on Vblock Systems


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June 18, 2012

VCE FastPath Platform Simplifies VDI on Vblock Systems

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

There is no doubt the virtual desktop infrastructure environment ensures quality performance, high levels of service and responsiveness. Choosing the right combination of IT resources optimizing functionality has now become easier with the additional features to VCE Vblock FastPath systems.

FastPath allows IT administrators to automatically deploy and decommission virtual desktops in a short span of time, according to company officials, and brings together technologies from Cisco, EMC (News - Alert) and VMware into a single intelligent system.

With users accessing their desktops anywhere, anytime from any device, Todd Pavone, executive vice president at VCE, observed that deployment times had decreased from days to minutes.

With a single Vblock Series 300 system now supporting up to 5,000 virtual desktops – and with the added support for VMware View 5 – VDI implementations are more flexible, manageable and controllable. They’ve also become more reliable and secure, and less expensive to operate.

Availability capabilities have increased with the integration of Cisco (News - Alert) load balancing appliances, as requests are routed to a server in a Vblock system positioned to handle a request. This ensures that users have uninterrupted, secure access almost all the time.

Unscheduled events are easily be accommodated by dynamically contracting or expanding the virtual machines with no interference to performance. Things are easier with the new licensing wizard that simplifies and automates the process of adding VMware View virtual desktop appliances.

Users of Vblock Systems have touted its abilities. Laura Mattingly, manager of client support services at Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities, noted the yearlong pilot project with Vblock systems proved to be very successful, and that the virtual desktop infrastructure had simplified the complexity of applications.

Breakthrough Technology Group has developed tools that will manage security within a single framework. The platform is virtualization-aware and gives individuals secure ways of delivering desktop environments, applications and data to the people they’re trying to reach.

For the company supporting professionals on the go, virtual desktop infrastructure is in demand.

Edited by Braden Becker

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