VCE Overview

Report
Vblock™ Systems
for End User Computing
WOW!
Agenda
 Why VCE?
 Why EUC?
 Why Flash?
 VCE VblockTM Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications
 Hardware acceleration options
 Total Package!
Value to Enterprise Customers
Extend the VCE Experience to Massive VDI Environments
Predictability
Workload
Desktop Virtualization
High Performance
Applications
High Availability
VMware Horizon
Citrix XenDesktop
Lower TCO
Desktone
Vblock™ Specialized Systems
Architected for Extreme Applications (VDI)
Extend the VCE experience to massive VDI/EUC initiatives.
Low cost. Easy to manage. High performance.
 Unsurpassed VDI user experience (UX) with sub-millisecond
response time
 Shatters price/performance barrier with all-flash technology
and inline data reduction
 Lifecycle System Assurance
 Simplified administration
 Low TCO per virtual desktop
VDI Deployment Challenges
 Cost and business case
VDI
 Complexity of deployment
and management
 Sub-optimal end-user
desktop experience
EUC Platform Positioning
The right platform for the right use case
Mixed or Storage constrained
Small, Pure VDI
Deployments
Vblock 200
Vblock 340
Vblock 740
XAPP*
 Large SCALE (1k – ∞) VDI
 Smaller “Power User”
 Mixed OK. Watch storage!
 Large – Huge Mixed Workload
 Horizon Workspace
 Mirage
 Med – Large Mixed Workload
 Horizon Workspace
 Mirage
 ROBO deployments
 Small mixed workload
 Platform for Mirage/Horizon
*Vblock Specialized Systems for Extreme Applications
Messaging and Proof Points
Performance
Better user experience
via faster response time
Cost Effective
Efficient storage
utilization to lower
operational costs
Predictability
Right-sized
infrastructure that
deploys easily,
scales linearly
Why End User Computing (EUC)?
It’s not about VDI anymore
The Year of VDI…
Never Was, Never Will Be
 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Invented VCE’s own Spencer
Critchlow) is just reaching maturity in terms of customer needs
 Cost Effectiveness
 Performance
 Software as a Service (SaaS) will rapidly obviate the need
for most general productivity apps on a desktop OS
 Cloud and Enterprise file sharing and storage are huge
growth areas
 Next-Gen EUC environments will be a mixture of all the above
Mobility/Consumerization of IT/BYOD
Staying Relevant with EUC
Q2: Which of the following initiatives are likely to be your firm’s top employee
workspace/telecom/mobility priorities over the next 12 months?
Implement/expand application or desktop
virtualization programs
77%
Develop/implement a Mobile Device
Management strategy
76%
Implement or expand our
unified communications (UC) solution(s)
70%
Develop/implement an employee BYOD policy
for smartphones/tablets and other devices
Move communications applications to the cloud
(SaaS mobile apps, Security-as-a-Service)
Increase our central IT budget for employee
workspace, telecom, and/or mobility initiatives
Base: 325 Global Senior IT Decision-makers
Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Cisco, May 2012
69%
66%
63%
The Horizon Suite Enables the Virtual Workspace
VMware Horizon™ Suite
VMware
Horizon View™
The Secure,
Mobile
Enterprise
Platform
Simplify desktop
and application
management while
increasing security
and control
VMware
Horizon Mirage™
VMware
Horizon Workspace™
Gain centralized
physical/virtual
desktop management
Streamline the enduser experience with
a secure multi-device
mobile workspace for
IT services
Desktone Workspace Models for All Use Cases
Provision & Manage Entitlements
VDI
Persistent
Desktop
User Session
Non-persistent
Desktop
Applications
RDS
Windows 7/8
RDS Desktops
RemoteApp
Citrix Components for EUC
Access
Apps & Data
Manage Enterprise
Mobility
Mobilize Apps
& Desktops
Receiver™
XenMobile™
XenApp™
ShareFile™
Worx™
XenDesktop™
XenClient™
Why Flash?
Flash Storage for EUC
Rethinking Core Design Criteria
Software-defined
Non-proprietary Hardware
Inherently Balanced
Linear Scale-Out Architecture
Flash-optimized
Sub-millisecond Data Services
Flash Changes the Rules
But make sure you have the right features, ask the right ?’s
Other Flash Arrays
VCE XAPP
Performance/Capacity Scaling
Fixed
Scale-Out*
Performance and Latency
Inconsistent under load
Inconsistent as array fills
Always consistent
Primary Deduplication
(if available)
Post-process design
Kills performance
Real-time design
Improves performance
Data Protection
Standard RAID
Flash-specific, performance,
and endurance enhancing
Capacity Utilization
Poor
Excellent
Cost
Expensive
Compelling
Administration/Tuning
Complex
Ultra-simple
FAST Suite—FAST VP + FAST Cache
DRAM Cache
FAST VP
FAST Cache
Tiers across drives in pool
FLASH FLASHFLASHFLASH
FAST Virtual Pool
 Optimizes drive utilization
 Relative ranking over time
 256MB slices ideal for
deterministic data
FAST Cache
FLASH FLASH
SAS
SAS
SAS
Copies hottest data to Flash
SAS
NL-SASNL-SASNL-SASNL-SASNL-SASNL-SASNL-SASNL-SAS
FAST SUITE
 Optimizes Flash utilization
 Dynamic movement in near
real time
 64 KB sub-slices ideal for
bursty data
Why XtremIO for EUC?
Performance
 Latency and throughput remain consistent
 Average latencies < 1ms are typical
Scalability
 The XtremIO is a scale-out architecture based on X-Brick units
 Performance scales linearly with X-Brick count 1, 2, and 4
Efficiency
 Inline data reduction
 No garbage collection
Data Protection
 XtremIO proprietary XDP
 High performance
Functionality
 High performance, inline data reduction, thin provisioning, and full
VMware VAAI integration
 Low overhead
Why Vblock™ Specialized Systems
for Extreme Applications?
VDI Storage Challenges
 Don’t let your VDI project fail
 Storage is the #1 reason for stalls and abandonment
#1
IMPACT
on user experience
on cost and business case
on complexity
Full Copy On XtremIO
Free Lunch
X-copy Command
In-memory Metadata
4K
4K
4K
4K
Data on SSD
EUC Breakthroughs with Flash
 Simple administration—I do what I want…
 Minimal flash capacity for each new desktop
 “MacBook Air” user experience—huge IOPS/desktop
 Mix Linked Clones and Full Clones with same user experience
 Near instant desktop rollouts—when I want!
 Scale to massive numbers of desktops
 Cost effective and powerful with VCE™ Support and engineering
Now What?
Engineer and Build It!
VCE Vblock™ Specialized Systems for
Extreme Applications >> ∑parts
 Engineered to the highest performance specs
 Updated management switches with integrated 10G
 Rack mounted servers for management infrastructure
 Reserve blades for high performance and density
 Isolate Management and View infrastructure from desktops
 Flexible processor and RAM configuration
 Custom cable harness and rack layout
 Optional EMC Isilon option for scale-out NAS (user data/persona)
One-Rack System
Components
3x C220s
2x 3064T
1x VNXe3150
2x
2x
1x
3x
24x
5548UP
6248
Xbrick
UCS 5108
UCS
B-Series
(Half-width)
Blades
1RU Cable Management
1RU Cable Management
1RU
1RU
2RU
3RU
N3064T Switch
N3064T Switch
VNXe 3150
3x C220M3
6RU XtremIO Xbrick
2RU Cable Pass-through
2RU Cable Pass-through
1RU
1RU
1RU
1RU
1x N5548UP
1x N5548UP
1x 6248
1x 6248
18RU 3x UCS 5108 Chassis
Logical Diagram
Two-Rack System
Components
4x C220s
2x 3064T
1x VNXe3300
2x
2x
2x
6x
48x
5548UP
6248
Xbricks
UCS 5108
B-Series
(Half-width)
Blades
1RU
1RU
2RU
4RU
2RU
Patch Panel
Cable Management
N3064T Switch
4x C220M3
VNXe 3300
2RU Infiniband Switch
2RU 2x Storage SPs
2RU DAE (25 drives)
2RU 2x UPS
2RU 2x Storage SPs
2RU DAE (25 drives)
2RU 1x UPS
1RU N5548UP
2RU Cable Pass-through
1RU 6248
1RU N5548UP
2RU Cable Pass-through
1RU 6248
18RU 3x UCS 5108
18RU 3x UCS 5108
Logical Diagram
Complete* VDI Offer
ONE RACK
VMware View Results
TWO RACKS
UP TO
UP TO
3,500
7,000
DESKTOPS
IN ONE
SYSTEM
DESKTOPS
IN ONE
SYSTEM
OPTIONAL ISILON STORAGE ARRAY
FOR USER AND APPLICATION DATA
*No VCE Vision™ Intelligent
Operations Integration available
Complete* VDI Offer
ONE RACK
Citrix XD Results
TWO RACKS
UP TO
UP TO
2,500
5,000
DESKTOPS
IN ONE
SYSTEM
DESKTOPS
IN ONE
SYSTEM
OPTIONAL ISILON STORAGE ARRAY
FOR USER AND APPLICATION DATA
*No VCE Vision™ Intelligent
Operations Integration available
NOTE: Citrix capacity estimates are based on Reference Architectures from
investor companies. Actual customer capacities are based on requirements
What Else You Got?
Acceleration!
Graphics Use Case
GPU
PCoIP
 Oil and Gas
 Multimedia Environments
 EMR
 Flash
 3D CAD/CAE (Solidworks,
AutoCAD, CREO, etc.)
 Video
 Video Rendering
GPU
CUDA cores
Memory Size
Max Power
Form Factor
Display IO
Aux power requirement
PCIe
PCIe Generation
Cooling solution
# users
Watts per user
OpenGL
Microsoft DirectX
VGX Hypervisor support
1Number
NVIDIA GRID K1
NVIDIA GRID K2
4 Kepler GPUs
768 (192 / GPU)
16GB DDR3 (4GB / GPU)
130 W
Dual Slot ATX, 10.5”
None
6-pin connector
x16
Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)
Passive
4–1001
~1.5 W
4.x
11
Yes
2 High End Kepler GPUs
3072 (1536 / GPU)
8GB GDDR5
225 W
Dual Slot ATX, 10.5”
None
8-pin connector
x16
Gen3 (Gen2 compatible)
Passive
2–641
~3.5 W
4.x
11
Yes
of users depends on software solution, workload, and screen resolution
GRID Reference Architecture
User
Designer
Power User
Knowledge
Worker
NVIDIA
GRID
Hypervisor
Virtual Desktop Agent
XenServer 6.1
XenDesktop 5.6 FP1
(with HDX 3D Pro)
ESXi 5.1 with vDGA
View 5.x or
XenDesktop 5.6 FP1
(with HDX 3D Pro)
XenServer 6.1
XenDesktop 5.6 FP1
(with HDX 3D Pro)
ESXi 5.1 with vDGA
View 5.x or
XenDesktop 5.6 FP1
(with HDX 3D Pro)
XenServer 6.1
XenDesktop 5.6 FP1
(with HDX 3D Pro)
ESXi 5.1 with vSGA
View 5.x
Windows Server 2012
with Hyper-V
Remote FX
K2
K1
K1
Recommended
Configuration
4 Users
2 GRID K2 boards
Dual socket server
64+ GB system memory
8 Users
2 GRID K1 boards
Dual socket server
96 GB system memory
8–32+ Users
2 GRID K1 boards
Dual socket server
Minimum 128 GB
system memory
PCoIP Hardware Accelerator for
VMware Horizon View
Monitors all displays and dynamically offloads up to the most active 100
Off-loads PCoIP encoding tasks from the server’s CPU
Consolidation
Ratio Benefit
30%–50%
CPU usage
reduction
Software Encoder
APEX Encoder
Consistent
User Experience
Hardware Accelerator Works with the GPU
Hardware
Accelerator


Consistent user
experience
Improves
consolidation ratio
Hardware
Accelerator
+ GPU
GPU

Better application
compatibility and local
user experience


Unlocks the full potential of the GPU
experience
Frees CPU resources for applications
and other users
Complementary, not
mutually exclusive
Hardware Accelerator Benefits
Features
Benefits
Deliver best
user experience
 When vCPU is overloaded and cannot
deliver the best user experience
 When GPU is generating too many pixels
for the soft encoder to handle
Protect and ensure
a consistent user
experience
 Important as workloads become more
unpredictable with VDI becoming mainstream
Increase
consolidation ratio
 Up to 2x with heavy graphics workload
Graphics Acceleration in VMware Horizon View
Task Worker
VDI desktop
Knowledge Worker
VDI desktop
Power User
VDI desktop
Power User
High-end Workstation
REMOTE WORKSTATION
VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT
1:1
Physical
Workstations
1 GPU per user
GPU Pass-through
(vDGA)
Image Quality/
Interactivity/
Cost per Seat/
2D–3D
VDI
Shared GPU
(vSGA)
VDI
No Graphics Acceleration
(Soft 3D)
+
Light User
Fewer Applications
Basic data entry usage
+
Heavy User
Many Applications
Standard productivity tools
Some compute intensive
apps, require some
graphics performance
Workstation-class
performance for compute
with dedicated graphics
VCE Solution Offering
Requires T2/T3 Approval
2x nVidia K2 + Apex 2800 w/ CNA
Total Package:
Validation Testing Highlights
Highlights
 Spectacular desktop performance
 Outstanding Login VSI user experience test results
 7,000 desktops with average vDisk latency under 1ms
 Storage latency so low that many VMware tools can’t even capture it
 Easy and fast-to-deploy X-Brick systems
 Simple architecture
 Support for large LUNs
 Storage over-provisioning and inline data reduction make sizing easy
 Extremely fast desktop pool provisioning
 Deployment velocity for the sixth and seventh 1,000-seat pool were just as good as the first!
 Record-setting pool recompose efficiency
 3–5x more efficient than traditional storage arrays
 Pool maintenance operations have very little impact on existing user populations—no need
to schedule these activities on nights and weekends
Horizon View on XtremIO—Highlights
1,000 Linked Clones
Deployed
1,000 Linked Clones
Recomposed
1,000 Linked Clones
Start-up
Note: Measurements with 7K desktops deployed and 50% background workload
1 15
minutes
1 45
minutes
hour,
hour,
15
minutes
Horizon View on XtremIO—Highlights
Login VSI Max
1. 7,000 active sessions
2. Represents 100% session soncurrency
6,432
Front-end
Datastore Latency
0.9
ms
Total Storage Footprint
3.5
TB
Amazing Inline Data Reduction!
From 0 to 7000 Desktops Powered-on
and Ready in View
# Desktops Ready in View
140
120
Minutes
100
80
60
40
20
0
0
500
1500
2500
3500
4500
5500
6500
7000
X-Brick Dashboards
During 1000-seat Recompose
70K IOPs!
1000 MB/s!
Executive Overview and Recommendation
 Flash is top of mind for EUC and high performance
 XtremIO is a game changer for EUC projects with VDI
 VCE has a great design and price point
 VCE has the Extreme Apps that customers are implementing
 VMware Horizon View
 Citrix XD
 Desktone
VCE Vblock for Extreme Applications
VDI Bliss in 4 Easy Steps
Unparalleled
User Experience
Any
Deployment Model
(Linked or Full Clones)
Lower Than
Physical
Desktop Cost
Simple to Deploy
Fast to Operate
Solve a Problem
Cheaper
VDI is finally CAPEX savings
No more storage analysis paralysis
No compromises, unreal UX
IOPS to burn
Datacenter space efficient
Cheaper, better, faster. Pick three.
Better
Faster

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