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LSI and Supermicro Deliver Hyper-Converged Appliance for VMware Virtual Desktops Powered by EMC ScaleIO Software
[February 13, 2014]

LSI and Supermicro Deliver Hyper-Converged Appliance for VMware Virtual Desktops Powered by EMC ScaleIO Software


(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 13 February 2014 Release date- 12022014 - VMware PARTNER EXCHANGE, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) today announced it has collaborated with EMC, Mellanox and Supermicro to offer a high-performance virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance for VMware Horizon View deployments.

The appliance combines storage, compute and networking hardware in a single box to deliver a scalable hyper-converged system to meet the growing customer demand for desktop virtualization. The solution is designed to provide customers starting out with a few servers and a few hundred desktops with the ability to simply and efficiently scale-out VDI environments to meet changing business requirements.

The joint solution features LSI Nytro 3.2TB PCIe flash accelerator cards, Mellanox's end-to-end 40GbE interconnect solution, and Supermicro servers powered by EMC ScaleIO software. Together, they create an affordable hyper-converged appliance that allows for simple linear expansion of both capacity and performance. The appliance is designed to accelerate VDI deployments, increase desktop performance and maximize VDI density per node at a fraction of the cost and complexity associated with traditional SAN-based storage infrastructures.


To demonstrate the benefits of the solution, the widely accepted Login VSI benchmark was used to create the actual workload of simulated users. Internal test results showed key customer benefits, including: Ultrabook-like user experience - support for 1,000 desktops with average user response times of (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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