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Once in a while an IT solution comes along that really is a game changer. Our Lunch & Learn Event in The Paddock Rooms at Chester Racecourse aims to show IT decision makers what this innovative solution can do for your business in enhanced productivity and drastically reduced cost of ownership.
SmartStack is a series of pre-validated “Cloud in a box” designs made up of infrastructure building blocks of Cisco compute and networking and Nimble Storage. The SmartStack approach allows for the rapid deployment of private and hybrid cloud, with dense high-performance server virtualization. It is ideal for deploying virtual desktop infrastructure and is based on Cisco UCS and Nimble’s adaptive flash storage, making SmartStack reference architectures pre-validated, best-of-breed solutions. For instance you could run 400 Virtual Servers with 2000 VDI Clients with the performance of 140,000 IOPS and 90TB storage in a mere 11U of rack space.
There are flexible options using Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) for powerful compute using Intel Xeon processors and DDR4 RAM with UCS offering bladed and rack mounted solutions to suit business need. Nimble Storage provides the high performance storage system that underpins the infrastructure stack. Their Unified Flash Fabric provides a single architecture for All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays, all managed as one, delivering high performance, capacity and features to suit any workload and any budget. SmartStack is fully supported when used with VMware or Microsoft hypervisors and for application integration, a range of plugins, add-ons and drivers provide full integration for Microsoft application consistency during backups and automated site recovery.
SmartStack is extremely easy to manage, with intuitive interfaces used to navigate the systems, assisted by specifically-designed components which ease administration. Additional software can provide multi-tenancy, reporting and orchestration and SmartStack doesn’t require extensive training so can be up and running extremely quickly.
In brief, SmartStack integrates storage, networking, and compute blue-printed to pre-validated designs and can scale in line with the demands of your business. SmartStack is a proven reference architecture, simple and efficient, to accelerate deployment and time-to-value.
We look forward to showing you this exciting new solution and MWL, Nimble, Cisco and Veeam experts will be there to demonstrate, explain and answer any questions you may have. Oh,...and you will have a nice lunch and someone will win an Apple Watch too!