A High-Performance, Cost-Effective Private Cloud Solution

The Challenge

GETTING THE MOST FROM THE PRIVATE CLOUD

Today’s IT groups are constantly challenged to optimize performance and innovate with new solutions while simultaneously maintaining or even lowering IT costs. While server virtualization helps reduce costs and improve efficiency with lower CAPEX, it places new demands on storage and network infrastructure due to the increased density of servers and applications that require storage resources, as well as new traffic patterns resulting from wide spread virtualization.

Storage systems need maximum resiliency and reliability to ensure stored content data is available on-demand, when needed. Storage systems also must scale to meet the increased I/O demands of the virtualized environment and ensure that all application workload storage requests are serviced efficiently and effectively. Additionally, storage systems must be cost competitive and optimized to maximize investments.

The Solution

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH VALUE EXTREME NETWORKS SUMMIT SWITCHES

VSPEX enables faster deployments and lower risk while providing customer choice to select best-in-breed validated partners and technologies, including the award winning Extreme Networks Data Center Summit switches.

VSPEX enables faster deployments and lower risk while providing customer choice to select best-in-breed validated partners and technologies, including the award winning Extreme Networks Data Center Summit switches.

Extreme Networks Data Center Summit switches offer high value through high density, low-power consuming, open standards platforms. This lowers both CAPEX and OPEX, with fewer physical switches to deploy and reduced power consumption lowering the variable costs of operating the data center. Additionally, the open standards approach allows for seamless product integration with EMC, assuring future proofing for additional open standards requirements, including SDN with OpenFlow and OpenStack. Extreme Networks Summit Switching Platform, including the Summit X670 10/40GE switch, provides the same OS across all product lines, ensuring consistent, resilient and predictable features and performance for EMC VSPEX Private Cloud users and workloads.

Flexible Architecture

The EMC VSPEX Private Cloud solution allows unprecedented customer choice to pick best-in-breed components to meet business and mission critical application performance requirements while providing cost effective solution options.

Using the EMC VNX family of Unified Storage Platforms, either Block or File based storage can be deployed over an efficient, high performance Ethernet infrastructure. The flexibility of the EMC VNX family enables high performance and resiliency while leveraging a cost competitive Ethernet infrastructure. The Extreme Networks family of high performance, low latency, lossless and energy efficient Ethernet switches provides Private Cloud networking infrastructure to meet the needs of demanding virtualized environments.

Simple Architecture

THE EXTREME NETWORKS ETHERNET SAN SIMPLIFIES THE EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD SOLUTION

By leveraging Ethernet, the EMC VSPEX Private Cloud solution simplifies topologies by converging the network onto a single Layer 1 infrastructure. This simplification reduces the number of components in the Private Cloud and lowers the power and cooling requirements, addressing today’s green IT initiatives and helping to reduce power and cooling variable costs.

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