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GreenPages Delivers Integrated VCE Technology at VMworld; Showcases VDI Expertise by Running 2650 Virtual Machines on Cisco UCS
Kittery, ME—September 22, 2009—GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national IT consulting and integration company, recently demonstrated the extreme scalability of an enterprise VMware View virtual desktop environment at VMworld in San Francisco.
GreenPages’ engineers were able to run and manage a total of 2650 virtual machines (vms) on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) connected to an EMC Symmetrix V-Max storage system—all live in the company’s booth during the 4-day virtualization event.
“When the industry is averaging approximately 10 vms per blade, achieving density levels of 450 vms per blade is simply astounding,” said John Ross, GreenPages’ CTO. “The ability to deploy hundreds of vms quickly on a system that consolidates networking, applications, servers, and storage—is going to fundamentally change how organizations operate their IT and their business.”
Specifically, GreenPages’ engineers were able to run 2650 virtual machines on:
- Total of eight Cisco UCS blades, 2 socket quad core Nehalem at 2.95 GHz with 48 gig of RAM per blade with QLogic FCoE CNAs
- EMC Symmetrix, 16 EFD (6.4TB raw), 20 TB of Fibre Channel disks, 15k rpm, 128GB cache
- Cisco MDS FC Switching
- Nexus 7000 for 10GB LAN Connectivity
In addition to VMware, Cisco, and EMC, GreenPages also showcased new VDI technologies from partners Virtual Storm and Liquidware Labs. Virtual Storm’s technology reduces your entire IT environment requirements to the absolute minimum enabling you to scale thousands of virtual machines in seconds. Liquidware Labs’ Stratusphere offers granular desktop assessment and diagnostic tools to accelerate VDI—from pilot to production.
“All of these new technologies mark an unofficial beginning to a new technology era—one based and focused on fully leveraging virtualization,” said Ron Dupler, GreenPages’ President & CEO. GreenPages has invested heavily in a skilled team of cross-trained, solution architects to help the company’s clients achieve a completely integrated virtualized environment. “100% virtualization is no longer a vision. It’s here. And we’ve got the talent inhouse to deploy it in our customers’ IT environments today.”
In recognition of GreenPages’ skill at building and deploying modern virtualization solutions for its customers, VMware named GreenPages its “Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year” at VMware Partner Exchange 2009.
GreenPages is a VMware Premier Partner (VMware’s highest partner level), a Cisco Advanced Data Center Network Infrastructure Partner, and an EMC Velocity Advantage Partner. GreenPages is also a member of EMC’s Partner Council, VMware’s Partner Technical Advisory Board, and VMware’s Partner Advisory Council.
About GreenPages Technology Solutions
GreenPages Technology Solutions is a national IT consulting and integration company that helps organizations assess, design, implement, and manage adaptive, resilient IT infrastructures aligned with their strategic business objectives. GreenPages offers application, data management, network and infrastructure, IT management and business, and technology procurement solutions to customers in the healthcare, financial, education, government, and commercial business sectors. www.greenpages.com
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