Virtualization and zero-client company Pano Logic is hitting the scene with two new all-inclusive virtualization packages: servers, clients and software, all pre-packaged, pre-configured, bundled and ready to go right out of the box. They represent the next evolution of Pano Logic’s Pano Express, specifically geared for the SMB and remote offices. Both Pano Express SMB and Pano Express HA are built to support 30 and 60 power users respectively, in addition to the zero-client endpoints. Pano Logic calls them a “one-step VDI solution” since all the software and servers are preloaded with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Windows Sever 2008. But the HA version stands out in that it will allow for a storage protection layer via DataCore Software for VDI failover.
Based on Pano Zero Clients with VMware vSphere Essentials and DataCore’s SANsymphony™-V storage hypervisor software running in a redundant fault-tolerant configuration on enterprise-grade servers.
More info at: http://www.panologic.com/pano-express-ha
…The HA version includes a Fujitsu blade server and also includes Datacore Software’s SAN Symphony V storage management software and a redundant storage array to handle failovers and high availability situations.
“While a number of joint partners have deployed our solutions in the past, the new bundle simplifies the process for both the partner and the customer,” said Carlos Carreras, the VP of alliances at Datacore. “By delivering the HA bundle as an appliance, the user experience is simplified and they are able to immediately take advantage of the benefits offered.”
…The company introduced Pano Express SMB and Pano Express HA, servers that arrive with all the software you need to operate those little silver cubes, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and VMware vSphere 4 virtualization. The HA incarnation – that’s “high availability” – also offers virtual storage software from DataCore that provides replication and failover.