Simplified Deployment, Management, and Affordability

V50 / V100 / V200: Hyper-converged Virtual Desktop Appliances

Sphere 3D’s V3 VDI server platform is a turn-key, purpose built and custom tuned appliance that delivers on the industry’s original promise of high performance virtual desktop infrastructure.

Each V3 appliance ships ready to drop into an existing VMware environment and begin serving up workloads in an hour or less. Sphere 3D offers a range of V3 appliances with densities ranging from 100 to 200 virtual Windows desktops per appliance to exactly fit your organization’s needs. Employees will love working on virtual desktops guaranteed to run two to eight times faster than physical desktops. System Administrators will love how easy it is to scale capacity, reduce management costs, and eliminate performance bottlenecks.

A V3 deployment empowers IT professionals to offer end users the flexible work-styles they demand while at the same time managing the wide range of devices and cloud technologies required to support today’s on-demand world. It’s all part of the no compromise, next generation VDI solution from Sphere 3D.

With This V3 Appliance You Can…

  • Quickly deploy virtual desktops as part of your enterprise infrastructure
  • Experience performance 2-8x faster than your local desktop even on a remote connection
  • Manage Persistent Desktops with Desktop Cloud Orchestrator (DCO) which easily creates, deletes, enables/disables or provisions them as failover/restore pools
  • Improve TCO by replacing high-density disk arrays with highly-efficient V3 Appliances

Features

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Predictable and Consistent Performance

The Sphere 3D V3 appliance guarantees that users experience 2 to 8 times faster performance when compared to an average local desktop PC. V3 appliances deliver the fastest desktop cloud infrastructure in the industry for any desktop type, large image or small, persistent or non-persistent. V3 customers enjoy a virtual desktop as their primary desktop because performance is so high. V3 hosted virtual desktops can run any application, large or small, and give end users the freedom to have their very own custom virtual desktop. V3 appliances enable user applications to run at unprecedented speeds, resulting in simplified IT management and greatly increased end-user productivity and satisfaction

Ease and Flexibility of Deployment

A V3 appliance empowers IT professionals to offer end users the option of the flexible work-styles they need while at the same time managing the wide range of devices and cloud technologies required to support today’s on-demand world.

Sphere 3D with its V3 appliance simplifies desktop virtualization with innovative technology that makes it possible to achieve virtual desktop performance that is 200%-800% faster than physical desktops, hosted from a single 2U server appliance. This means that companies will save money and time using the V3 drop-in appliance due to the fact that it is pre-optimized to guarantee performance, utilization, and availability. The high-density V3 appliance supports 100 – 200 virtual desktops with minimal IT support; it is platform agnostic and integrates with virtually any existing or new infrastructure.

Breakthrough Operational Simplicity

V3 takes the risk out of desktop virtualization cost estimating by eliminating unknown variables. With a V3 appliance, you get guaranteed performance at a fixed cost per user that predictably scales.

Traditional VDI management is performed by a combination of SAN, networking, and core infrastructure administrators. This approach is unnecessarily complicated and expensive because of the large number of people involved. Moreover, it leaves desktop administrators completely out of the equation. The V3 simplified architecture returns control back to desktop administrators who can now manage thousands of desktops, from either centralized or decentralized locations.

Each appliance is compatible with V3 Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ (V3 DCO) which provides a simple user-friendly interface for managing dedicated virtual desktop pools. It also provides enhanced functionality such as failover and restore via the V3 Optimized Desktop Allocation™ (V3 ODA). V3 DCO communicates with VMware View and vCenter to enable management of your dedicated virtual desktop pools.

Scalability

Just add additional appliances to existing infrastructure to grow total system capacity.

The V3 appliance can easily scale to accommodate new and changing business and desktop needs. With its seamless integration into existing environments or new installations, the V3 appliance can deliver a solution that grows as your company grows. Need to expand your desktop cloud infrastructure to support another 100 to 200 users? Simply add another 2U appliance to your current infrastructure.

Because the V3 appliance’s density and performance is so high, deployments result in lower sprawl with efficient machines that “drop in” to scale from 100’s, to 1000’s, even 10’s of thousands without compromising V3’s Performance Guarantees.

Secure Desktop Computing

By replacing high-density disk arrays and separate compute components with more cost-efficient V3 appliances, total cost of ownership over multiple years is significantly reduced.

Your cost benefits are derived from the way V3 implements storage, server and networking resources.. By replacing high-density disk arrays with more cost-efficient V3 appliances, operational costs are lowered. The V3 exceptional appliance density results in lower sprawl, reduced energy consumption and cooling costs; more efficient machines result in lower total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance, availability or utilization. And depending on the type of desktops you are replacing, V3 appliances provide maximum savings compared with higher-cost physical PCs.

Technical Specifications

V50 Appliance

V100 Appliance

V200 Appliance

Best Fit For Distributed workgroups or small offices of up to 50 users of any type Distributed workgroups or centralized offices of up to 100 users of any type Distributed workgroups or centralized offices of up to 200 users of any type
Concurrent Users Up to 50 Up to 100 Up to 200
System Scalability Up to 10,000 Desktops in increments of 50, 100 or 200 Up to 10,000 Desktops in increments of 100 or 200 Up to 10,000 Desktops in increments of 100 or 200
Form Factor 2U Rackmount 2U Rackmount 2U Rackmount
Processors 2x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2630v2 (2.3 GHz, 15MB L3 Cache, 80W) 2x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695V2 (2.40 GHz,30MB L3 Cache, 115W) 2x Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695V2 (2.40 GHz,30MB L3 Cache, 115W)
Memory 96GB 128 GB 256GB
Power Supply 2 x 750W AC 2 x 750W AC 2 x 750W AC
Cooling Redundant Hotswap Cooling Fans Redundant Hotswap Cooling Fans Redundant Hotswap Cooling Fans
Storage 1.2TB Solid State Storage 1.92TB Solid State Storage 3.84TB Solid State Storage
Network Connectivity 4 x GbE 4 x GbE 4 x GbE
Optional Network Interface Dual Port 10GbE I/O Module, SFP+ Dual Port 10GbE I/O Module, SFP+ Dual Port 10GbE I/O Module, SFP+
Server Offload Card Optional Teradici APEX 2800LP PCoIP Teradici APEX 2800LP PCoIP Teradici APEX 2800LP PCoIP
Warranty 1 Year Advanced Parts Replacement with 2 day delivery, 9×5 telephone support
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