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VCE Intros Vblock 340 Cloud and Virtualization Server

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

VCE, a server maker backed by Cisco, EMC, Intel and VMware, has added a new flagship model to its 300 series of cloud and virtualization servers. Vblock 340 is designed to appeal to organizations that need to quickly deploy or expand virtualized data centers, cloud environments, and service provider implementations. According to the manufacturer, the system 340 can handle a mix of different workloads that may include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), Microsoft Exchange 2010, Oracle and SAP enterprise applications, as well as vertical industry solutions.

Compared to its predecessor, Vblock 340 integrates EMC's most recent VNX storage and promises up to twice the capacity and four times the performance over the older model.

VCE noted that customers can leverage the Vblock architecture to scale their infrastructure to "millions of IOPS, scalability to hundreds of terabytes, and constant availability", while the system's all-flash technology can cater to the "most latency-sensitive environments." Also included with the new 340 is VCE's Cloud Accelerator Services package that combine business process, operations, and organizational transformation expertise as well as self-service, service management and chargeback capabilities.

The Vblock System 340 is available now; prices and specifications have not been announced. A PDF overview of Vblock 340 is available here.

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