Who is VCE?
VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel,
accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing
models to deliver extraordinary efficiency and business agility. VCE solutions are
available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications,
vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing
customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and
managing IT infrastructure.
What is Vblock?
VCE Vblock Systems provide seamless integration of Cisco UCS compute,
EMC storage, Cisco Nexus networking and VMware virtualization technologies
with unified management and end-to-end support to accelerate infrastructure
deployment and dramatically reduce the cost of IT.
Where have VCE Vblock Systems been adopted?
VCE Vblock Systems are at the core of more than 1,000 enterprises and service
8 of the top 10 worldwide telecom companies
7 of the top 10 US hospitals
5 of the 10 largest banks worldwide
with 2,000+ deployed systems worldwide.
What is the Vblock Ready certification program?
VCE developed the Vblock Ready certification to assure that solutions from
technology partners have been tested and certified on Vblock Systems. The
certification requires a comprehensive test that ensures the joint Vblock solution
meets all entrance, integration, and interoperability criteria and is ready for a
What does the Vblock Ready certification testing entail?
This process consists of a comprehensive set of tests that validate a solutions
ability to run on Vblock Systems under normal operating conditions and failure
scenarios. Criteria for certification include:
Must be virtualized using the currently supported VMware hypervisor
Functions as designed and advertised
Must not interfere with the functional aspects of Vblock Systems
Must not adversely impact performance of Vblock Systems
Must adhere to industry best practices surrounding patch maintenance and
Must run on all versions of Vblock Systems
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What combined benefit does the joint PernixData-VCE Vblock solution provide?
The combination of VCE Vblock Systems, the worlds most advanced converged
infrastructure, with PernixData FVP software, the industrys premier platform
for I/O acceleration, yields optimal virtual machine performance, cost-effective
scalability, and minimized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
What use cases are ideal for the joint PernixData-VCE Vblock solution?
Rather than grossly overprovisioning the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to
provide adequate performance during brief periods of peak usage (e.g. boot
storms, anti-virus updates), a streamlined architecture enabled by PernixData FVP
software and VCE Vblock Systems can cost-effectively provide end users with a
consistent and high quality user experience.
With many database environments unable to benefit from infrastructure
consolidation enabled by virtualization due to concerns about performance,
database sprawl is a real problem in todays data center. This proliferation of
equipment creates both a management nightmare and imposes exorbitant
licensing costs. With PernixData FVP software and VCE Vblock systems delivering
unprecedented database performance, robust service availability and industry-
leading data management capabilities, any and all databases may now safely be
virtualized to introduce new levels of operating efficiencies.
For example, a leading financial services organization deployed PernixData FVP
software with VCE Vblock System 720 as part of their next-generation compute
cloud architecture and now see the following results:
137,000 IOPS per Host (avg.)
0.4 ms Latency (avg.)
1,210 MB/s Throughput per Host (avg.)
This enabled th em to make database virtualization a reality, reduced reliance
on custom hardware platforms, and allowed them to support high performing
application containers like Docker and TIBCO SilverFarbric all from within their
Which VCE Vblock System are certified?
The Vblock Ready certification with PernixData FVP software is applicable to all
Is PernixData FVP software only applicable to new VCE Vblock System deployments?
Installed directly into the VMware ESXi kernel as a signed vSphere Installation
Bundle (VIB), deploying PernixData FVP software doesnt require application
rewrites, VM configuration changes or host reboots. Hence, this non-disruptive
process can be applied to both new and existing Vblock deployments.
Where can I get more information?
Please contact us and/or refer to the solution sheet for more information about
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