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Nexenta Powers Cisco UCS to New VDI Performance Records

Key Points

  • Nexenta’s Solution delivers the Best Performance Density on a B230 M2 UCS Blade

  • Nexenta’s Solution delivers the Most Number of VDI Users per B230 M2 UCS Blade

  • Nexenta’s Solution costs under $500/seat, 40% less expensive than recent certifications

  • Nexenta’s Solution was achieved with NO hardware or software acceleration

We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Cisco Developer Network as a Registered Developer within the Unified Computing technology category. NexentaVSA for View 2.0, has successfully completed interoperability testing* with the Cisco B230 M2 and the C240. The reference architecture is now a Cisco Compatible Solution.

Cisco Compatible

The Cisco Developer Network (CDN) unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers. As a Registered Developer, Nexenta offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers.  With offerings such as NexentaVSA for View 2.0, customers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of their Cisco network.  For more information on NexentaVSA for View’s  interoperability with the Cisco B230 M2 and C240,  go to: https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/nexenta-systems



Our new Cisco Home Page is here: http://nexenta.com/cisco.

We are also pleased to announce that we have surpassed existing Cisco benchmarks for the B230 M2 by achieving 196 users(@139 IOPS) for the Cisco blade computer. Nexenta’s performance benchmark for the B230 also indicated a sustained rate of 155 users (@215 IOPS) per desktop for the B230 M2 with storage latency, via the C240, of less than 3ms on average. This is more than 2X better than similar enterprise storage arrays, for the UCS platform.

For more information on this benchmaek

To learn more about Cisco-approved UCS VDI solution, go to https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/nexenta-systems.

To download NexentaVSA for View for a complimentary 45-day trial, visit


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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.