Simplify VDI Adoption with V3 EUC Nodes,
V3 SMART Nodes, and V3 FLEX Nodes

A Unique Family of Hyperconverged Appliances purpose built for VDI

The V3 appliance family comes pre-provisioned with Sphere 3D’s Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ (DCO) software and leverages VMware’s VMware vSphere® virtualization and server management software, and VMware Virtual SAN™ enterprise-class shared storage solutions, along with GPU technology from NVIDIA, to take aim at making Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) accessible and applicable to business and branch offices of any size.

The V3 all-flash appliances can start with a single appliance for VDI use or a 3-node configuration for a Virtual SAN cluster. Designed to stand alone or extend and simplify existing VMware customer environments, the V3 appliances can deliver key performance and capacity advantages from a single product family with one point of support.

Hyperconverged Appliances That Allow you to start small or extend VDI Environments and use cases

“The $2 billion hyper-convergence market defined in 2014 is estimated to grow tenfold to $20 billion by 2020…”   “Sphere 3D’s approach to Distributed Desktop Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a unique contribution to the HCI ecosystem, with VDI being a leading-edge workload.”

wikibonDavid Floyer, chief technology officer and co-founder, Wikibon

Sphere 3D also pioneered the Distributed Desktop Hyperconvergence (“DDH”) architecture. DDH was designed to simplify virtual desktop deployment and management for today’s distributed workforces and as a means to finally tackle ROBO installations. DDH reduces VDI management overhead and complexity while creating desktop resilience and decreasing branch office infrastructure, cost and overall infrastructure required to support VDI.

V3 appliances with DCO provide hardware awareness with real time alerts of the state of the hardware and the ability to migrate end users, on a case by case basis, from appliance to appliance for optimal performance and availability.  In addition, the new V3 family is slated to be able to leverage the VMware Horizon® Air™ Hybrid-Mode capabilities for increased flexibility and expanded Cloud capacity in the coming months.

V3 EUC KW Appliances
Workload Profile Knowledge worker: 3 or more applications open; uses productivity applications like Microsoft Office; uses multiple browser windows at a time.
Appliance offerings V3 KW-MIN-2U V3 KW-MID-2U V3 KW-MAX-2U
Concurrent users Up to 64 Up to 120 Up to 200
System scalability Scales with drop-in appliances, up to 10,000 desktops
Form factor 2U rackmount
Pre-configured software Desktop Cloud Orchestrator, VMware vSphere, vCentre &Horizon View (30-day trial), Windows Server (30-day trial)
Processors / CPU Intel XeonE5-2600 v3,16 cores 2.4GHzIntel XeonE5-2600 v3,24 cores 2.3GHzIntel XeonE5-2600 v3,28 cores, 2.6GHz
Memory 192GB 256GB 512GB
Power supply 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC
Cooling Redundant hotswap cooling fans
Storage 2TB solidstate storage 3TB solidstate storage 4TB solidstate storage
Network Connectivity 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE
Server offload cardor graphics card Teradici Teradici Teradici
Warranty 1 year advanced parts replacement w/ 2-day delivery, 9×5 telephone support
V3 EUC BG Appliances
Workload Profile Business graphics worker: higher-end knowledge workers that need additional graphic compute power at times for viewing digital content.
Appliance offerings V3 BG-MIN-2U V3 BG-MIN-2U V3 BG-MAX-2U
Concurrent users Up to 64 Up to 96 Up to 128
System scalability Scales with drop-in appliances, up to 10,000 desktops
Form factor 2U rackmount
Pre-configured software Desktop Cloud Orchestrator, VMware vSphere, vCentre & Horizon View (30-day trial), Windows Server (30-day trial)
Processors / CPU Intel XeonE5-2600 v3,24 cores, 2.3GHz Intel XeonE5-2600 v3,24 cores, 2.3GHz Intel XeonE5-2600 v3,24 cores, 2.3GHz
Memory 192GB 256GB 320GB
Power supply 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC
Cooling Redundant hotswap cooling fans
Storage 2TB solidstate storage 3TB solidstate storage 4TB solidstate storage
Network Connectivity 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE
Server offload cardor graphics card 2 x NVIDIA K1 3 x NVIDIA K1 4 x M60
Warranty 1 year advanced parts replacement w/ 2-day delivery, 9×5 telephone support
V3 EUC PG Appliances
Workload Profile Professional graphics worker: uses 3D CAD/CAM software for designing, modelling and rendering; creates motion graphics; works with very large files.
Appliance offerings V3 PGR-MIN-2U V3 PGR-MID-2U V3 PGR-MAX-2U V3 PGR-MAX-2U
Concurrent users Up to 8 (rendering multi-thread applications use case) Up to 8 (modeling & design/single-thread applications use case) Up to 16 (rendering multi-thread applications use case) Up to 16 (modeling & design/single-thread applications use case)
System scalability 2U scale with drop-in appliances, up to 10,000 desktops
Form factor 2U rackmount
Pre-configured software Desktop Cloud Orchestrator, VMware vSphere, vCentre & Horizon View (30-day trial),Windows Server (30-day trial)
Processors / CPU Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, 28 cores, 2.6GHz Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, 8 cores, 3.5GHz Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, 36 cores, 2.3GHz Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3, 16 cores, 3.2GHz
Memory 192GB 192GB 384GB 384GB
Power supply 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC 2 x 2000W AC
Cooling Redundant hotswap cooling fans
Storage 2TB solid state storage 2TB solidstate storage 4TB solidstate storage 4TB solidstate storage
Network Connectivity 4 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE
Server offload cardor graphics card 1 x NVIDIA K2 1 x NVIDIA K2 2 x NVIDIA K2 2 x NVIDIA K2
Warranty 1 year advanced parts replacement w/ 2-day delivery, 9×5 telephone support
V3 FLEX Appliance
Workload Profile Small Office & Remote Office (ROBO) Workers: Enables the BYOPC & Mac culture for contractors, road-warriors and employees delivering secure containerized desktops.
Appliance offerings V3 FLX-1U
Concurrent users 10 to 100 users
System scalability N+X FLEX Nodes
Form factor 1U Rackmount
Pre-configured software Horizon FLEX with VMWare Identity Manager and DCO(trial of Windows Server)
Processors / CPU 2 X Intel E5-2630 V2
Memory 160GB
Power supply 2 X 750W
Cooling Redundant hotswap cooling fans
Storage 3TB SATA Storage
Network Connectivity 2 x 1GbE, 2 x 10GbE
Server offload cardor graphics card n/a
Warranty 1 Year Advanced Parts Replacement w/ 2 day delivery, 9×5 telephone support

“Over the past several years, we’ve been working with VMware to deliver a unique solution to the market, which includes Horizon Air, and Cloud Control Plane, integrated with our new platform of V3 Products.  We are very excited about the Horizon Air Hybrid-mode product, and what it means for the customers.  It delivers a very simple solution, that…

…allows customers to have both on-premise, as well as a cloud infrastructure solution.”

“Whether you have desktop or applications hosted in the cloud, or on-premise, or a combination of both, you now have the ability to work with the industry leader that has the most experience in delivering a hybrid solution.”

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