Enterprises large and small are looking to deploy business-critical applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure and private clouds in the most cost-effective and flexible manner possible. With today’s fast-growing data centre needs, IT organisations often face challenges with performance, deployment times and other issues that impact their return on investment.
Nimble Storage’s pre-validated SmartStack solutions with Cisco and ecosystem partners - including Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle and VMware - help IT tackle datacentre infrastructure deployments. These joint solutions can be quickly deployed, are easy to manage and deliver the performance and capacity that customers demand.
“Cisco Nimble Storage SmartStack solutions provide an initial lower cost with reduced complexity and storage footprint, while also providing the ease to adapt to changing business requirements,” says Troy Stairmand, Dicker Data Nimble Storage product manager.
Some of the benefits of Nimble Storage Smart Stack include:
With storage, comes enterprise storage administrators, who perform a wide variety of disparate tasks. They are responsible for monitoring and reporting, maintenance and support, risk assessment and alerting, as well as forecasting and planning for all of the organisation’s storage arrays. But with the majority of today’s storage management solutions, these tasks are unconnected, manual and cumbersome.
InfoSight completely redefines the storage management and support experience with an innovative and unique approach to the storage lifecycle built upon powerful data sciences. InfoSight integrates, automates, and substantially simplifies storage administrative tasks, ensuring the optimal health of all Nimble Storage arrays. Built on powerful deep data analytics technologies, the centralised InfoSight Engine monitors all Nimble Storage assets collectively from the cloud.
“Nimble storage’s InfoSight reduces the downtime of your network by providing proactive maintenance and management,” says Stairmand.
By adopting a modular building block approach of integrating compute, fabric, storage and virtualisation into a single architecture, IT can start small and independently scale horizontally or vertically to large deployments, supporting thousands of virtual desktops and hundreds of virtual servers as needs grow.
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Cisco and Nimble Storage have created validated solutions for virtual desktops and servers that are cost effective and easy to manage and scale. This prescriptive solution takes the guesswork out of virtualisation planning and validation, helping large and small IT organisations accelerate the move to a virtual desktop environment.