SOURCE: V3 Systems

V3 Systems

March 01, 2011 06:15 ET

V3 Systems Debuts StratoSphere Series of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Appliances at DEMO Spring 2011

New Appliances Include Proprietary V3 Optimization Layer (V3OL) to Enable Desktop-Type Speed and Easy-of-Use to Virtual Machines

PALM DESERT, CA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - The cloud is now faster than local thanks to new virtualization desktop company, V3 Systems (, who unveiled StratoSphere -- a series of five advanced virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliances that give businesses virtual machines that are faster than native desktops -- at the DEMO Spring conference today.

The StratoSphere Series includes five pre-configured, drop-in appliances that support between 50-400 virtual desktops on a single appliance. The StratoSphere eliminates racks of servers, network, and storage devices that are needed to integrate, deploy and manage a VDI environment while reducing energy costs associated with traditional desktops. Virtual desktops delivered via StratoSphere use a small fraction of the power consumed by traditional VDI implementations.

Understanding that deployment and speed are two barriers that keep businesses from adopting VDI, V3 Systems designed the StratoSphere appliances with speed in mind.

V3 Systems achieves this speed through a proprietary optimized software layer called V3OL™. The V3OL™ works in conjunction with the virtual machine hypervisor to optimize the hardware platform for the fastest possible virtual desktop experience.

"VDI is a powerful technology for businesses, but until now has been hampered by poor performance, slow speeds, bad user experiences, and high capital and operational expense for IT departments," said V3 System's CEO, Peter Bookman. "Today we are changing the paradigm with the introduction of StratoSphere appliances. Through our V3OL, we are able to achieve speeds that exceed native desktop speeds for virtual machines, while also reducing the size of a company's data center and the time of deployment. What used to take hours, takes minutes."

With the StratoSphere appliance from V3, companies can stream virtual machines to computers, thin clients as well as mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

"We've experimented with a myriad of VDI products, but none of them were able to perform at a speed that was comparable or exceeded a local desktop until we tested and deployed V3 Systems' appliance," said Ken Adams, CIO at Miles & Stockbridge, a law firm with more than 200 attorneys in eight offices across the mid-Atlantic region, who has purchased and deployed two of V3's appliances. "Deployment was simple and we were able to just drop them in and didn't need to configure anything in our current system. Within hours we had virtual machines that were faster than local PCs, and feedback from the users has been overwhelming positive."

StratoSphere Series Appliances and Technical Specs:

    Strato-50i   Strato-100i   Strato-200i   Strato-300i   Strato-400i
Virtual Desktops   50   100   200   300   400
Processor Cores   8   12   24   32   32
Memory   72 GB   144 GB   256 GB   384 GB   448 GB
Network   2 X 1 Gb
2 X 10 Gb
  2 X 1 Gb
2 X 10 Gb
  2 X 1 Gb
2 X 10 Gb
  2 X 1 Gb
2 X 10 Gb
  2 X 1 Gb
2 X 10 Gb
Sold-State Storage   384 GB   704 GB   1.34 TB   1.34 TB   1.98 TB
Rack Units   1U   1U   1U   1U or 2U   2U

V3's StratoSphere appliances are available now, and V3 Systems is offering a 90-day promotion for prospective customers to get discounted pricing. For more information about V3 Systems, their products and pricing visit or call 800.708.9896.

About V3 Systems
V3 Systems has revolutionized the speed, the ease, the deployment and even the size of datacenter required for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. V3 manages single or multiple sets of 50-400 virtual desktops from compact, efficient and easy-to-manage appliance devices.

About DEMO
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit

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