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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


Chetan Venkatesh, President and CEO, Atlantis

“We are moving to a world where storage is delivered more efficiently as software containers that dynamically distribute application-driven resources. VMware Virtual Volumes is a critical part of this storage industry revolution, shifting policy control from being locked up in proprietary hardware to being integrated into the Software-Defined Datacenter. The Atlantis USX SDS platform integrates with Virtual Volumes to take control of all storage in the datacenter – past, present and future – to accelerate the transition to Software-Defined Storage. With USX, every existing SAN, NAS, VSAN, DAS in the datacenter are instantly manageable through Virtual Volumes and delivered as containers that allow customers to realize the cost, performance and agility of Software-Defined Datacenters.”

Travis Vigil, Executive Director, Product Management, Dell Storage, Dell

“VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes integrates with existing Dell Storage functionality to provide new VM-aware storage that more granularly monitors and protects data specifically for virtualized environments. Dell’s longstanding, close engineering relationship with VMware enables us to support our customers with these new capabilities at launch.”

Christopher Ratcliffe, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Core Technologies Division, EMC

“Today's IT departments have to balance two big challenges – managing relentless and rapid data growth while at the same time supporting the new workload and technology needs of the business on a shrinking IT budget. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes brings a relevant solution to this problem because it's about reducing cost and complexity in virtual environments. It will offer EMC customers a simple way to automate the storage workloads for business applications while preserving the unique capabilities of the underlying storage arrays. We're proud to have participated in the development of Virtual Volumes and look forward to supporting this functionality across our award-winning storage portfolio."

Hiroaki Kondo, SVP and Head of Storage Systems Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

“Fujitsu welcomes the release of VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes. FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX S3 series combined with Virtual Volumes enables customers to significantly reduce operational costs by applying policy-based control on individual virtual machines for simplified and automated storage management. Having started early engagements with VMware to serve beta customers and gain firsthand experience, Fujitsu will continue to provide customers with easy to use and cost-effective solutions.”

Ravi Chalaka, Vice President of Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems

“VMware Virtual Volumes is a major technological advancement in the storage ecosystem. The implementation of Virtual Volumes solves several key issues for customers: overprovisioning of storage, inflexibility to perform granular data services, complex provisioning and manual operational changes. Hitachi solutions for Virtual Volumes enable faster go-to market and reduce overall storage costs with more efficient utilization of storage capacity and less management overhead. It provides increased scalability and enhanced automation with policy-based storage management.”

Craig Nunes, Vice President, Global Marketing, HP Storage, HP

“When paired with modern, flash-optimized storage like HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, VMware vSphere 6 with its Virtual Volume architecture delivers game-changing simplicity and automation, and marries the power of advanced array-based data services right down to each individual virtual machine. As the fibre channel reference platform for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, it is exciting to see the HP-VMware partnership yield a solution with incredible scale, quality-of-service automation and capacity efficiency with VM-level granularity, especially when applied to flash.”

Maria Olson, vice president, Global and Strategic Alliances, NetApp

“NetApp and VMware have a decade long partnership creating solutions that lay the foundation for the software defined data center. VMware’s new Virtual Volumes enables an even tighter integration of NetApp software defined storage technology into the VMware architecture to further simplify data storage and data management for enterprise customers."

Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Solutions at Nexenta

“The transition to policy-based storage for virtualization is a true win for the Software-Defined Data Center. VMware Virtual Volumes are the next step in the journey towards the SDDC and Nexenta is excited to support the movement. As Nexenta’s flagship Software-Defined Storage solution, NexentaStor is an ideal complement to Virtual Volumes and VMware vSphere 6.”

Chris McCall, senior vice president of Marketing, NexGen Storage, NexGen

“NexGen is excited to collaborate with VMware on Virtual Volumes. Our approach of managing storage based on business priorities meshes nicely with VMware’s vision of extending application-centric, policy-driven automation to external storage architectures using Virtual Volumes. Virtual Volumes allows vSphere administrators to transparently leverage the native QoS performance tiers and service levels provided by the NexGen ioControl software, and gives them access to multiple storage performance tiers on a single NexGen N5 array reducing cost and complexity.”

Radhika Krishnan, Vice President, Product Marketing and Alliances, Nimble

"vSphere Virtual Volumes will enable Nimble Storage customers to achieve VM-level awareness, control, and automation. Enterprises looking to accelerate business agility and reduce management complexity through policy-driven processes will be able to leverage Nimble’s data management capabilities at a VM-level granularity.”

Vaughn Stewart, Chief Evangelist, Pure Storage

“VMware Virtual Volumes storage architecture will enable the delivery of advanced storage services on an application-by-application basis. Over time, we believe that Virtual Volumes will provide greater data center interoperability and transparency spanning application, storage, back-up and compliance. All-flash storage continues to raise the quality, performance, agility and scale of applications operating in the modern software-defined data center. Pure Storage is proud to be part of VMware's Virtual Volumes partner development program, and the feedback around our pre-release builds has been very positive and encouraging. We're equally excited about the release of VMware vSphere 6 and the benefits for our mutual customers."

Kieran Harty, CTO and co-founder, Tintri

“Tintri shares VMware’s belief that storage services must be provided with VM-level granularity. We have been shipping storage systems with these capabilities for nearly four years and have been working with VMware as a partner and supporter on vSphere Virtual Volumes” said Kieran Harty, CTO and co-founder of Tintri. “With our integration with VMware vSphere 6, Tintri will offer a highly scalable implementation of vSphere Virtual Volumes, supporting up to 1 million virtual volumes on a single system to provide unparalleled VM density.”