Why FlexPod?

  • Requires 80% fewer servers than traditional IT
  • Offers an 85% reduction in network switches
  • Requires 85% less space
  • Consumes 85% less power



» FPV-500

The FPV-500 solution is a powerful, affordable, and flexible data centre solution.

The FPV-500 architecture has been designed, tested and validated by VMtech to support up to 500 virtual desktops and 150 virtual servers, with up to 432TB of data.

Together, the components offer balanced I/O, bandwidth, and storage capacity relative to the compute and storage arrays in the system. All components have N+N or N+1 redundancy.

Offering enterprise class levels of availability and performance the FPV-500 delivers a simple yet extremely agile and flexible infrastructure platform packaged into a compact datacentre footprint.

This solution can be delivered as a product, backed by VMtech support and service packages.

FPV-500 - Configuration
No. of VMware View Users 500
No. of VMware Guest Servers  150
Storage Capacity  Up to 432TB
Hypervisor VMware vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus
Storage Array NetApp FAS2240
Storage Connectivity SAN (iSCSI & FC) NAS (CIFS & NFS)
Storage Tiers Support for Flash Cache, SAS, SATA and SSD drives
Application Protection NetApp Snapshots and application integration
Storage Efficiency NetApp De-duplication, compression and thin provisioning/replication
Converged Switch Architecture Cisco Nexus 5000 series
Server Architecture - 8 x Cisco UCS B-Series Blades
- Cisco UCS Blade Chassis
- Fabric Interconnect
Disaster Recovery (Optional) - NetApp SnapMirror replication software
- VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager)
- DRaaS Managed DR Cloud Service
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