VSPEX on the Fast Track…Microsoft Fast Track

September 27, 2012 - 0 Comments

Did you catch the announcement from EMC? 

EMC announced the new EMC VSPEX Private Cloud for Microsoft Windows Server 2012.  You can read the Press Release here

Cisco and EMC believe there are three distinct paths…or choices…on the journey to the cloud.  Build-your-own using best of breed products, a truly converged infrastructure product in Vblock from VCE, or VSPEX…a flexible reference architecture approach.  A picture says it all…see below.


VSPEX offers an unprecedented choice of industry-leading virtualization, server, network, storage, and data protection.  Accelerate your journey to the cloud with the EMC VSPEX proven infrastructure.

What was announced?  Microsoft Fast Track for VSPEX

Microsoft, Cisco, & EMC have developed a joint effort called Fast Track that helps companies accelerate their journey to the cloud while reducing cost, risk, and complexity.  The Cisco EMC VSPEX Fast Track design is available exclusively through our channel partners.  These designs are based upon Cisco UCS servers along with EMC’s award winning VNXe unified storage systems. 

The EMC VSPEX Private Cloud for Hyper-V is designed to accelerate the journey to cloud computing for small and medium businesses. Delivering a simple, efficient and flexible solution based on Cisco servers and networking components, it is built on Windows Server 2012 with latest version of Hyper-V.  The combination of EMC, Cisco and Microsoft gives SMBs enterprise class functionality at an affordable price with best of breed technology.

The solution leverages the VSPEX M100 for Hyper-V architecture and delivers predictable performance that significantly reduces the planning, sizing and configuration burdens of adopting private cloud or end-user computing environments.

EMC VSPEX with Cisco Unified Computing and Unified Fabric is a simple, efficient, and flexible reference architecture comprised of EMC’s award-winning storage systems, next-generation backup products, and Cisco’s industry leading UCS that helps customers to accelerate their journey to the private cloud.

The EMC VSPEX Private Cloud for Hyper-V has been validated Microsoft’s as a part of the Private Cloud Fast Track Program. The solution includes the following:

·         EMC VNXe 3300 Storage

·         Cisco UCS C220 M3 servers (2 or 4 node configuration)

·         Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition

Where can I find more information on Cisco EMC VSPEX? 

Here is a really easy way to find Cisco VSPEX CVD’s….just go/VSPEX! Ok…go here.  

The solution is available today.

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