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VMware Accelerates Customers’ Data Center Modernization Efforts with New Release of Industry‑Leading vSAN


Jas Tremblay, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Solutions Group, Broadcom

"The explosive growth of virtualized storage has fueled the need for even greater server-based storage performance and scalability, while at the same time remaining focused on cost sensitivity. VMware's latest vSAN release delivers these benefits to its ecosystem partners, complementing the highest performing server storage connectivity solutions from Broadcom. These solutions enable OEMs and partners to deliver innovative Hyperconverged Infrastructure solutions powered by vSAN."

Ravi Pendekanti, Senior Vice President Product Management and Marketing, Server Solutions Division, Dell EMC

“Compute-centric IT infrastructure from Dell EMC and VMware can dramatically accelerate our customers’ journey to modernize their data centers and support the next generation of IT. VMware vSAN 6.6, powered by Dell EMC PowerEdge servers can offer customers greater data and application security, robust data protection and increased performance that supports the most demanding workloads while at the same time further lowering their TCO.”

Kenichi Sakai, Corporate Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Data Center Platform Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

“With an increasing number of customers looking to modernize with Hyperconverged Infrastructure, VMware vSAN 6.6 enables us to address new use cases and vertical segments by answering three top IT needs: higher security, faster performance and lower cost. Fujitsu’s latest HCI solution, PRIMEFLEX with VMware vSAN 6.6, delivers powerful, flexible and ready-to-run solutions to customers. We look forward to further collaboration with VMware to build on our strong partnership and to expand the modernization of IT infrastructure.”

Iri Trashanski, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Hitachi Data Systems

“HDS and VMware are committed to accelerate our mutual customers’ journey to hybrid cloud with next-generation hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. Combining the reliable Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) with the fastest growing hyperconverged software, VMware vSAN, delivers a scalable, agile and efficient building block for modernized data centers. These benefits continue to drive strong adoption of UCP HC solution to solve real world customer problems. We are excited to strengthen the UCP HC portfolio with the new security, performance and management features in vSAN 6.6.”

McLeod Glass, Vice President, Product Management, HPE

“HPE and VMware are working together to simplify software-defined data center and hybrid cloud adoption through HyperConvergence. For organizations that have chosen vSAN as part of their software-defined solution, only HPE will offer full composability through HPE Synergy enabling customers to fully program vSAN-based applications. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware are collaborating to deliver new levels of customer choice through validated configuration options that will accelerate their journey to software-defined infrastructure.”

Eric Jiang, General Manager, Cloud Business Unit, Inspur

“VMware is one of Inspur's key partners in cloud computing. For many years, we have closely collaborated on our heterogeneous cloud management platform, Inspur InCloud OS 4.5, which supports VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX. For customers starting their modernization journey with HCI, several Inspur servers, including the Inspur 5270M4, 5280M4 and TS860 models, are certified vSAN ReadyNodes. With the release of vSAN 6.6, VMware is enabling greater HCI security and performance, and we look forward to continuing to grow our partnership with VMware to deliver more valuable and innovative solutions to our clients.”

Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager of Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing Group, Intel

“Our customers are asking for solutions that accelerate their digital transformations, For the past decade Intel® Xeon® processors have been the foundation for VMware and Intel infrastructure innovations. This collaboration now delivers hardware-enhanced optimizations for the new VMware vSAN 6.6 coupled with Intel storage solution innovations such as Intel® Optane™ SSDs that will help customers build next-generation software defined data centers.”

Brian Connors, Vice President, Strategic Technology, Alliances, and Business Development, Lenovo

"The HCI market is rapidly growing as customers modernize their data centers to realize operational benefits that reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The new intelligent operations and higher performance of VMware vSAN 6.6 help today’s customers achieve their operational aspirations by simplifying and accelerating the deployment of HCI. Coupled with Lenovo's secure, high-performance vSAN ReadyNode platforms, these HCI solutions deliver industry-leading reliability and extreme performance for today’s demanding digital businesses.”

Eric Endebrock, Vice President, Storage Solutions Marketing, Micron Technology, Inc.

“With Micron Accelerated Solutions we have built a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers. Micron was one of the first VMware partners to deliver all-flash storage solutions for customers and we are excited to extend our innovation with VMware vSAN 6.6. By delivering all-flash performance, virtual machine workloads are no longer slowed down by spinning HDDs, all while providing greater security and lower costs.”

Shinji Ueno, General Manager, IT Platform Division, NEC Corporation

“VMware is one of our key HCI partners in delivering secure and high reliable solutions for society. Our joint NEC Express5800 server based vSAN improves total security level including cyber and physical and simplifies management and provisioning without loss of performance and reliability through the NEC and VMware close relationship which has grown in virtualization and cloud areas. The collaboration will help us bring HCI benefits to broader areas in order to create advanced social infrastructure.”

Mike Yang, President, QCT

"QCT has worked with VMware since the early days of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). As a leading provider of technology for enterprise customers, we see growing interest in approaches to HCI that simplify deployment and management for operations teams. Our vSAN appliances powered by the QxStack and QxVDI product lines accomplish this and address a diverse set of storage use cases, ready to ship and deliver value quickly."

Jong Youl Lee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

"The enterprise and cloud industries will quickly take note of our continued and enhanced collaboration with VMware on the latest version of vSAN. In particular, customers deploying hyperconverged infrastructure and software-defined storage solutions can combine the many security and performance enhancements in vSAN 6.6 with our latest generation and industry-leading data center and enterprise SSDs. IT infrastructure across industry segments will greatly benefit from the performance improvements inherent in combining the use of vSAN 6.6 with Samsung SSDs.”

Cao Zhengnan, General Manager, Solution Center Division, Sugon

“Sugon has a longstanding cooperation with VMware -- including a recent joint venture in 2016 -- to create powerful cloud computing and virtualization solutions. Stackcube, and the new version of vSAN, will enable us to continue to provide powerful hyperconverged solutions with industry’s first native HCI security solution to our mutual clients.”

Michael McNerney, General Manager, Marketing and Solutions, Supermicro

“Exceeding our customers' computing performance and efficiency demands is the hallmark of Supermicro. Supermicro has single and multiple node systems with 24 All-Flash NVMe drives that complement the new performance and security capabilities of VMware vSAN. Together, they create an optimized HCI solution ready for today’s workloads and built for next-generation technology advancements. In conjunction with vSAN, we are altering the storage landscape with new, innovative open-standards based scale-out storage to further accelerate and simplify scalability of deployments.”

Steve Fingerhut, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SSD and HDD business units at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc

“Customers that deploy VMware vSAN 6.6 for their Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) environments demand the highest performing and most reliable SSDs. Toshiba’s strength in innovation is at the core of the vSAN-certified PX05S family of 12Gbit/s SAS SSDs. We appreciate the strong collaboration and support from VMware.”

Anand Jayapalan, Vice President of Client and Enterprise Compute Solutions Marketing, Western Digital Corporation

“The combination of VMware vSAN 6.6 and Western Digital SSDs enable customers to economically enhance performance to manage business critical databases and other applications. We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with VMware and offer vSAN customers a wide portfolio of advanced HGST and SanDisk enterprise solutions to enable them to choose the optimal storage to meet their performance and operational efficiency needs, as well as their total cost of ownership objectives.”