EqualLogic PS6510ES and PS6500ES Hybrid Storage Arrays
EqualLogic PS6510ES (10 GbE) and PS6500ES (1 GbE) hybrid storage arrays bolster end-to-end capabilities for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), enabling a combination of high performance (SSD) and high capacity (NL-SAS) drive types in one, dense 48-drive array. Hosting up to 85 terabytes per array and up to two petabytes per EqualLogic group, they are designed for uses with large data sets serving multiple applications, including VDI implementations, data warehousing and online transactional databases. With auto-tiering, an EqualLogic PS6510ES hybrid array can deliver 360 percent improved IOPS performance, with 75 percent reduced latency on tiered workloads as compared to the high-performance PS6510X. Automated tiering helps to prevent performance drains during potential “boot storms,” when several hundreds of users simultaneously log-on to virtual desktops. Additionally, EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware 3.5 provides centralized EqualLogic management from VMware vCenter Server, plus new storage recovery replica capabilities. The Virtual Desktop Deployment utility eases VDI management with automated and rapid deployment and provisioning of virtual desktops, also from the VMware vCenter Server interface.