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Cisco and EMC VSPEX …accelerating the journey to the cloud

June 28, 2012 - 0 Comments

It seems convergence is accelerating in our daily lives with new apps on our mobile devices, cars with Siri voice control, not to mention the way we consume video.  Converged infrastructure is all the rage in IT as well.  VCE, the joint venture between Cisco, VMware, and EMC, has a very successful converged infrastructure offering in Vblock.  Now customers have another choice, VSPEX, a set of solutions offered through our mutual Cisco and EMC channel partners.

Check out this brief video from Cisco Live in San Diego.  Cisco Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell) speaks with EMC Fred Nix (@Nixfred) and Nexus IS Colin McNamara (@colinmcnamara) about VSPEX.

The Solution: Proven Infrastructure

 As customers contemplate the transformation of IT, they realize that they need a complete and modular virtualization solution that is prevalidated. The EMC VSPEX platform provides such a solution. EMC VSPEX is designed to scale as your business grows with a simple, efficient, and flexible infrastructure. EMC VSPEX solutions come in a variety of modular configurations to meet the needs of your business whether you have just started or are already on your way toward virtualization of your infrastructure. EMC VSPEX solutions offer architecture choices and enable faster deployment, greater efficiency, and lower risk.

VSPEX Offerings from Cisco and EMC

Cisco and EMC are offering VSPEX solutions built on the Cisco Unified Data Center infrastructure architecture.  At the announcement in April we published 9 reference configurations that can easily scale, be optimized for various workloads, configure for virtual desktop applications, and server virtualized cloud environments.  The 9 reference configurations span end user computing and server virtualization with your choice of hypervisor. 

The reference configurations deliver on the promise of the cloud in a rack full of leading computing, networking, storage, and infrastructure components on a choice of hypervisors (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Sample VSPEX configuration







Accelerate your journey to the cloud…check out VSPEX now.   Contact your Cisco or EMC reseller to schedule a more detailed briefing of VSPEX. 

For more information about VSPEX and to read a solution overview click here.  

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