EMC Desktop as a Service:  EMC VNX, VMAX, VMware vCloud Director, vSphere 5.0, and View 5

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Reference Architecture:

This document descibes the reference architecture of EMC Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution based on EMC VNX, VMAX, VMware vCloud Director, vSphere 5.0, and View 5.0.


The purpose of this reference architecture is to demonstrate the functionality, performance, and scalability of a cloud computing services platform that provvides virtualized dekstops as a service for multipe types of customers in public, private, or hybrid cloud environments including:

  • Enterprise desktops
  • Multi-department enterprise desktops
  • Hosted virtual desktops
  • Multi-tenant hosted virtual desktops


This reference arhcitecture validates the solution's performance and provifes guidelines to build similar solutions.  This document is not a comprehensive guited to every aspect of this solution.



Reference ArchitectureProven Solutions GuidePowerpoint Presentation


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Originally Published:  April 2012


Documents Attached:

  • Reference Architecture:  EMC DOC ID: H9516
  • Proven Solutions Guide: EMC DOC ID: H10509
  • Customer Presentation:

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