I began 2015 with blog on Hitachi Storage for Virtual Volumes, arguably the most discussed storage technology in recent years. In February of this year Hitachi Data Systems announced the early support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), simplifying customers' cloud journey and extending the value of Hitachi's rich infrastructure solutions. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes is a major technological advancement in the storage ecosystem that can solve several key issues for customers: overprovisioning of storage, inflexibility to perform granular data services, complex provisioning and manual operational changes, lack of agility in responding to business requirements. Hitachi is likely to be the first storage provider to offer NFS integration with VVOLs.
VMware vSphere VVOLs is software-defined storage that enables storage vendors to publish their unique differentiation through vSphere API for Storage Awareness (VASA). With this awareness, vSphere can define a virtual volume that can leverage those unique vendor capabilities. Combining vSphere Virtual Volumes benefits with Hitachi’s unique approach to file and storage virtualization and global active device, provides increased scalability, higher availability and performance than other vendor implementations. Further integration with the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) and UCP director enables the realization of a software–defined data center. Policy-driven management allows for automated provisioning of VMs and quicker adjustment to business changes. VI admin has the capability to make changes to policies to reflect changes in business environment and data services can be dynamically adjusted in real time.
Please join us next Wednesday, April 15, for a webinar with Rawlinson Rivera - Principal Architect; Storage and Availability for VMware and Paul Morrissey, Hitachi Data Systems Director of Product Management, Virtualization, Application and Storage. They will discuss the value of vSphere Virtual Volumes in relation to Hitachi’s file, block, Unified Compute Platform (UCP), and UCP Director. You can register through the link below.
Delivering Simplified Scalable IT with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Hitachi Storage