VCE is announcing the latest of solutions called the AlwaysOn Point of Care Solution, creating a resilient VDI Deployment with VMware View and Vblock. This will be the ONLY HA solution from VMware once it has been given the VMware-Ready logo which is only a few short days away. This solution is geared towards the expanding market of VDI in healthcare related deployments for a desktop anywhere approach even though this will work in many different scenarios. More documents will be coming out next week at VMworld, but here is a sneak peek.
The master image is replicated between Vblocks at multiple sites using VNX storage arrays. The "golden" desktop image uses EMC's Celerra Replicator to asynchronously copy the data between sites giving an automated backup mechanism. The View Administrator can use this method to update the golden image on each site through a manual or scripted procedure. The user data is also replicated between sites for failure protection. EMC's Recoverpoint can also be used if desired. The active-active desktops are access via Imprivata's SSO with the tap of a proximity card at a Wyse thin client terminal. The users session hits a Cisco ACE load balancer to balance out the traffic between sites or will be routed to the site holding the users desktop. The user can tap into another terminal and his/her desktop will move to the new terminal with a 5-8 second delay. In a disaster scenario, Cisco's ACE will re-route all existing and new desktop sessions to a secondary site. This solution has been tested and certified in VCE labs.
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