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VMware Launches New Generation of Enterprise Storage -- Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes to Enable Mass Adoption of Software-Defined Storage


Brian Payne, Executive Director, Dell Server Solutions, Dell

“Dell and VMware have worked together from the beginning to ensure customers who want to deploy vSAN can do so on an innovative and robust platform. Dell’s latest generation of PowerEdge servers are the first servers with 12Gb SAS controllers to be certified for vSAN 6. By combining Dell’s storage optimized PowerEdge servers with vSAN 6, Dell and VMware are helping customers get a single, virtualized layer of compute and storage to address a broad range of use cases and workloads.”

Jonathan Siegal, Vice President of Product Marketing, Core Technologies Division, EMC

“EMC and VMware are redefining software-defined storage in virtualized environments by making it easier for customers to adopt cloud computing and virtualization technologies running VMware software in next-generation cloud infrastructures. VMware vSAN™ 6 provides increased performance and scalability for virtual machines (VMs) enabling customers to virtualize a broad range of workloads with increased agility and flexibility.”

Uwe Neumeier, Vice President, Global Server Business, Service Platform Business, Fujitsu

“As customers continue to transform their ICT systems by following the approach of implementing a more Business Centric Data Center, Fujitsu is expanding the choice of VMware-based solutions as part of the FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX lineup. By providing more reference architectures and ready-to-run solutions that are natively integrated with VMware¹s new vSAN 6, we enable our customers to harness the power of simple storage provisioning and pave the way to a powerful software-defined architecture. Customers can be confident of faster, less complicated system provisioning, since it is easier than ever to get new systems up and running to meet changing end-customer needs. The new systems are proven to support new business and operational models and reduce TCO.”

Adalio Sanchez, Senior Vice President, Lenovo Enterprise Business Group, Lenovo

“Coupling the latest VMware vSAN 6 enhancements with Lenovo System x®, Flex System™ and ThinkServer Ready Node servers provides a simple, cost-effective and scalable solution for VDI, business critical applications and virtual infrastructures. Lenovo servers are an ideal platform to exploit the enterprise-class resiliency, performance and scalability of VMware vSAN 6 to meet the storage needs of virtualized, business critical applications.”

Allen Holmes, Vice President, Storage Customer Enablement, Micron

“Flash storage is critical for vSAN 6, which enables an all-flash architecture in which the data storage, both caching and persistent, exists solely on SSDs. That’s why our technical collaboration with VMware has been so essential—and productive. vSAN 6, running on Micron SSDs, is reshaping the next-generation data center while solving the customer’s storage virtualization pain points.”

Thomas Cornely, Chief Products Officer, Nexenta

"Together Nexenta and VMware are reshaping the Software-Defined Storage market. We’re excited to further accelerate the transition to the Software-Defined Data Center with solutions optimized for VMware vSAN 6. In particular, our NexentaConnect for VMware vSAN offering complements any vSAN deployment, bringing full featured NFS and SMB shared file services to any VMware hyperconverged deployments running on vSAN Ready Nodes or EVO: RAIL appliances.”

John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk

“SanDisk has been a very strong VMware vSAN partner from the onset, as we clearly saw the potential for hyperconverged storage solutions to significantly reduce IT infrastructure complexity and related storage costs. We are deeply committed to our expanding relationship with VMware and continue to introduce solutions that allow our joint enterprise customers to fully maximize data center resources.”

Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Supermicro

“Supermicro server and storage platforms, certified with VMware vSAN 6, are optimized for rapid deployment of large, scale-out converged storage solutions,” said Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “With innovative all-flash storage solutions and leading edge technology integration, we provide customers a wide range of flexibility and choice to deploy solutions that fit their exact application needs.”