At Synergy Barcelona, the event will be a production example of Desktop Transformation. With the support of key alliance partners, the Desktop Transformation Center will provide the backbone for the event and support areas throughout Synergy, including the Citrix booth and other key event areas. To support the datacenter and provide the framework necessary to support the demands for the event, one of the two datacenter infrastructures was provided by Dell.

The Dell infrastructure you will see in the Desktop Transformation Center at Synergy Barcelona is designed to support 500+ virtual desktops. Dell is supplying an extended version of the Dell Integrated Solution Stack including, PowerEdge Servers, EqualLogic storage, PowerConnect switches to bring the Desktop Transformation Center to life. The Dell Integrated Solution Stack (ISS) integrates purpose-built hardware including Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage and Dell PowerConnect networking as well as Dell-validated software components from Citrix and other leading vendors.

At Synergy, the Dell server and storage infrastructure within the Desktop Transformation Center will be responsible for supporting not only the Dell booth, but the BYO Experience Pavilion, Registration Area, Press Center, and other areas throughout the event.

As outlined in Thomas Berger’s blog, the Dell Desktop Virtualization Integrated Solution Stack at the Desktop Transformation Center consists of the following:

Server Infrastructure

  • Dell PowerEdge Blades
  • 2 x Intel Xeon® E5600® Series (24 cores total)
  • 96GB DDR3-1333 Memory
  • 2 x 2.5″ 500GB Near-Line SAS Hot Swap Enterprise class 7.2K RPM (RAID 1 configuration)
  • 1 x Broadcom® 5709 Dual Port 1GbE NIC with TOE (Redundancy and Load Balancing)
  • 2 x Broadcom® 57711 Dual Port 10GbE I/O Card w/TOE & iSOE (Redundancy and Load Balancing)

Shared Storage

  • Dell EqualLogic PS6510E
  • 2 x Dual 10GbE controllers with a total of 4GB battery-backed memory
  • 48 x 3.5″ 1 TB 7,200 RPM SATA II drives (hot-pluggable)

Dell EqualLogic PS6010XVS

  • 2 x Dual 10GbE controllers with a total of 4GB battery-backed memory
  • 8 x 3.5″ 100 GB Solid State Drives (hot-pluggable)
  • 8 x 3.5″ 450 GB SAS disk drives 15.000 RPM (hot-pluggable)

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