Wipro Deploying Nexenta OpenSDS Platform to Create Virtual Desktop Storage

By Laura Stotler September 03, 2015

Software-defined storage (SDS) has been gaining major traction as companies seek to overhaul their storage infrastructures and create more efficient architectures and practices. Nexenta specializes in this area with the NexentaStor OpenSDS platform and has announced that global IT consultants Wipro will be implementing the platform.

Wipro is planning to deploy the SDS solution on x86 hardware at its location in Bangalore, India to create storage for virtual desktops based on VMware Horizon 6. The initial deployment will be aimed at internal VDI infrastructure and then Wipro plans to expand deployment to the Borderless business project infrastructure, which will reach 4,000 users.

The IT firm will be using Nexenta SDS, SSDs and NL-SAS storage along with VMware Horizon and VMware NSX. Wipro’s long-term goal is to let internal employees as well as clients work seamlessly no matter where they are located. The combined solution will let users access the same respective desktop image regardless of how they are logging in, while also ensuring high levels of data security.

"We needed a cost-effective storage solution that could scale with our VDI implementation,” said Raja Ukil, chief information officer, Wipro Limited. “Nexenta demonstrated that we can achieve great performance metrics while being able to scale the storage capacity at an optimal cost.”

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"Skyrocketing storage costs and vendor-specific legacy hardware lock-in via long-term punitive contracts are paralyzing organizations across the globe, but it doesn't have to be that way," added Tarkan Maner, chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "At Nexenta, we combine cost-optimization, performance and scalability to deliver a software-defined storage solution that provides economic viability, flexibility, and open source-driven customization for Wipro and, more importantly for its customers."

SDS, combined with SDN technologies, is a large part of the giant software-defined data center (SDDC) market. ReportsnReports forecasts the overall market will reach $77.18 billion by 2020, growing at a healthy 28.8 percent from this year. Growth will stem largely from companies like Wipro that are interested in reducing operating expenses, simplifying IT management and benefitting from efficiencies and flexibility.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

NFVZone Contributing Editor

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