951.225.8465

INX Virtualization: Walking the Walk: Dallas, TX

Description

INX Virtualization: Walking the Walk when it comes to virtualization! INX leverages online video as well as any IT company in the U.S.

View Transcript

THE VALUE OF NETAPP IN VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS IS REALLY OBVIOUSLY AROUND STORAGE BUT IT'S ALLOWING CUSTOMERS TO ACHIEVE GREATER EFFICIENCY, GREATER FLEXIBILITY AND REALLY GREATER ASSET UTILIZATION. I THINK FOR INX TO BE ABLE TO PROPOSE A SOLUTION THAT THEY'VE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED THEMSELVES TO RUN THIER OWN BUSINESS ON GIVES THEM A LOT OF CREDIBILITY WHEN THEY'RE PROPOSING IT TO POTENTIAL PROSPECTS AND CUSTOMERS. I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE VIRTUALIZE 100 PERCENT OF OUR DATA CENTER. NOT JUST THE PERIPHERAL APPLICATIONS BUT 100 PERCENT OF OUR DATA CENTER, 100 PERCENT OF OUR SERVERS, OUR PRODUCTION SERVERS, OUR TEST SERVERS, OUR DEVELOPMENT SERVERS, EVERYTHING. I'M COMPLETELY WOWED BY THE TECHNOLOGY. FROM THE BEGINNING, MY BIGGEST CONCERN WAS TAKING A PHYSICAL SERVER AND CONVERTING IT TO A VIRTUAL SERVER. I DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAPPEN, I DIDN'T THINK THAT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL BUT OUT OF THE 50 TO 75 SERVERS WE DID, WE CONVERTED ALL FROM PHYSICAL TO VIRTUAL WITHOUT ONE SINGLE FLAW. "WHERE WE SEE REFERENCED ARCHITECTURES GOING, ESPECIALLY FOR INX, IS IN THE NEXT 5-TO-7 YEARS, WE THINK OUR CUSTOMERS WILL ADOPT REFERENCED ARCHITECTURES LIKE THE NETAPP FLEX POD IN VERY SIGNIFICANT WAYS. I MEAN IF A CUSTOMER BUYS ONE OR TWO FLEX PODS AND THEY WORK WELL, AND THEY WORK FOR THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE, AND THE APPLICATIONS WORK WELL, THEN THE NEXT 18 RACKS OF EQUIPMENT WILL BE NET APP FLEX PODS. IT REDUCES RISK, IT PROVIDES A LOT OF CONTINUITY IN TERMS OF EASE OF MANAGEMENT, SO THE CUSTOMERS ARE EXCITED ABOUT REFERENCED ARCHITECTURES, THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT NET APP'S FLEX PODS, AND WE THINK IT WILL BE A KEY PIECE OF WHAT INX DOES FOR OUR CUSTOMERS IN THEIR DATA CENTERS."

Dimension Data