Delivered and packaged as a single product, the Vblock 200 is made up of Cisco UCS rack servers and switches and an EMC VNX unified storage system. As well as vSphere 5.1 enterprise plus and software such as PowerPath VE, the Vblock 200 comes with the unique ‘single throat to choke’ VCE Support offering.
As well as extremely tight time constraints, space was also a particular challenge for this customer’s project as this infrastructure was not to be housed at the customer’s usual enterprise datacenter. With only a single door for access to the infrastructure’s proposed location, the usual scenario would have been the rather painful process of having all of the components delivered separately and then built and integrated on site much like an IKEA flat pack wardrobe.
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Not so with the Vblock 200, as this single rack system while housing critical applications was also able to fit through the front door, leaving only for the power and connections to the core network to be dealt with.