Learn about the design and architecture decisions of a multi-thousand user Microsoft Server 2012 VDI/RDSH deployment. From Server, Storage, Networking down to the Client, this session provides an overview of the overall solution architecture based on Dell Active Infrastructure. Dell Active Infrastructure delivers modular and automated converged infrastructure solutions combining Servers, Storage, Networking and Infrastructure Management into an integrated and optimized system for Microsoft Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization workloads. Also learn about the design decisions around CPU, Memory and Storage that led to the Reference Architecture. Highlights of this session include: Deployment choices from Proof of Concept to large scale production: Dell’s 10 Seat Proof of Concept Solution to a “Datacenter in a Box” with Dell VRTX; Architectural choices and decision points for a scalable, multi-thousand user Microsoft Desktop Virtualization deployment: “Why does the Reference Architecture look like this?”; Storage sizing and guidance for various Desktop Virtualization workloads and user types: ”Let’s talk about IOPS”; Impact of Virtualized Graphics with Hyper-V on the performance and sizing of Microsoft Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization: “Do GPU’s matter?”; and Live demonstration of the management console and the Windows 8 VDI Remote FX experience “How do I manage this and what is the user experience like?”
Felix Baumgartner jumped from over 128,000 feet to break a world record for sky diving. An image was posted to a Facebook account after his landing and in 40 minutes it had logged over 216,000 likes, 10,000 comments, and 29,000 shares. The Pottermore website, digital home to one of the world's greatest known Wizards, saw a billion (with a "B") page views just two weeks after it launched and was signing up new users at a rate of 25,000 per day. Whether you need this level of instant scalability, or you are simply wanting to be ready for it when your own idea takes off the cloud allows you to create solutions that can scale easily and have high availability, however, these do not come automatically. You need to know how best to leverage a cloud platform to achieve these capabilities successfully. This presentation focuses on architecture patterns and coding techniques that help provide reliable cloud solutions. While the content for this presentation can be applied to many cloud platforms the examples will be given using Windows Azure.
Noah will provide an overview of storage in Windows Azure, including how to store, access, manage, and secure data in Azure. Noah will talk about how to use Windows Azure Storage in traditional applications as well as how to design applications using "cloud thinking".
Speaker: Noah Benedict Managing Consultant, Catapult Systems