EMC Whitepaper, Exchange Tested Solutions Program
In my continuing quest to keep you updated on the cool stuff we are doing at EMC with Exchange Server, this update is definately interesting.
We have just released a new whitepaper “Business Continuity of Exchange 2010: Enabled by EMC Unified Storage, Cisco UCS, and Microsoft Hyper-V” that will be a part of Microsoft’s upcoming Exchange Tested Solutions Program (ETS). For those of you familar with the Exchange Solutions Reviewed Program (ESRP), this takes a different approach than ESPP which is primarily focused on storage sizing and JetStress results. ETS takes solutions to a further step beyond the core performance validation that is done with ESRP. Microsoft will be announcing their formal page for the program soon.
What we are showcasing in this whitepaper is a result of our joint solution development with Microsoft and Cisco that was deployed and tested in Microsoft EEC labs in Redmond. In the whitepaper you will find the reference architecture for 32,400 users across a three site Exchange DAG scenario leveraging Microsoft Hyper-V, EMC NS480 Unified Storage, and Cisco UCS B-series blade servers along with analysis of testing results and key best practices on virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 on Hyper -V on EMC Unified storage and Cisco Unified Computing System.
One of the key things that is answered by this paper is, yes, there is a great fit for Exchange 2010 running in a virtualized infrastructure, be it on Microsoft Hyper-V or on other Hypervisors such as VMWare vSphere. EMC, Microsoft, and Cisco can show you how it’s done.
To read this excellent whitepaper, please see: http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h7337-exchange-unified-cisco-hyper-v-wp.pdf