Kerala, India (April 25, 2013). Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited, now in its 20th year as distribution partner for Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI), are proud to be a Gold Sponsor at the third annual Citrix Partner Huddle at the Leela Kovalam, Trivandrum, Kerala (April 25 – 27). At this year’s event Managing Director, Mr. Manoj Nayee, will be discussing Boston’s cost-effective VDI solution that delivers storage, network and server infrastructure for under $120 USD per user. Mr. Manoj Nayee will be speaking on the main stage on Day 2 from 8:45 – 9:15am.
As VDI technology matures, its suitability for delivering desktops to a wide range of end-users is increasing. However, despite this, IT Managers still face difficulty in balancing the costs of delivering desktops in the traditional way against BYOD strategies and the security and management benefits of VDI. To respond to this dilemma Boston has partnered with Citrix, Mellanox and Supermicro to develop a cost efficient VDI solution based on a commodity hardware architecture that delivers a VDI solution at a price point lower or equivalent to that of a traditional PC.
Originally launched in March, the Boston VDI solution uses class-leading software components including Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 in combination with Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and Windows Storage Spaces. The hardware stack incorporates Supermicro rack-mount servers equipped with two Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 series processors and SATA 6Gb/s 7mm 2.5" SSD’s for servicing the Hosted Shared Desktop workloads, combined with Mellanox 10GbE controller cards and switches for ultra-low network latency. The VDI solution removes the need for a traditional SAN and instead uses a more cost-effective, simple JBOD that is managed by Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 utilising clustered file services for hosting user data.
Mr. Manoj Nayee says, “An increasing number of enterprises are beginning to look towards desktop virtualisation to help them respond to rising IT costs, security concerns, the user demands of BYOD and mobile working strategies. By partnering with Citrix India and leveraging commodity hardware by Supermicro, Boston has designed and validated a cost-effective yet robust virtual desktop infrastructure that is scalable from 500 – 10,000 users.”
In addition to the discussion Boston will be launching an exclusive whitepaper titled ‘Cost Efficient VDI: XenDesktop 7 on Commodity Hardware’. The whitepaper explains how Boston’s XenDesktop-based solution achieves the goal of delivering an enterprise-class VDI solution that maintains the cost-per-user at levels comparable to traditional desktop delivery methods.
About Boston Limited
With nearly 20 years of trading within the distribution and OEM marketplace, Boston continues to lead the way in providing the latest high-performance, power-optimized technologies into the data centre, HPC, ISP, Military, VFX, Enterprise and Broadcast markets with multi-award winning server, storage, workstation and clustered solutions. Since the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions (India) Private Limited in 2009, we announced the launch of Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in 2010. Expansion into both regions has been driven purely by market demand for alternate vendors providing high-performance and high value-add systems. As our global reach continues to expand we plan on opening further global facilities to improve and expand the services we offer. For more information about Boston, please visit www.bostonindia.in and follow @BostonIndia on Twitter.
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