Once more I’m pleased to offer a guest post from another highly valued partner of ours in the VVol space, and another design partner for Virtual Volumes: IBM.
Today’s post talks about some of the history of how IBM came to realize the promise of VVol, what problems we are all trying to fix, and how IBM helps deliver on the “beauty and benefits” of VVol based storage. Continue reading →
Today I’m able to offer another guest-authored post on Virtual Volumes, this time from my respected colleague at Dell, David Glynn, a highly esteemed Technical Solutions Engineer in their Enterprise Storage division who has spent a great deal of his time recently focused on Dell’s implementation of VVol. Here David shares Dell’s vision of the benefits of VVol, both to the storage administrators and the vSphere administrators: Explaining how this shift in the way we deliver storage is truly transforming the industry.
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It is my pleasure today to again offer a post that has been written by an esteemed industry colleague and guest blogger. This post on VVol was written by Hitachi Data System’s Dinesh Singh. Dinesh is Solutions Marketing Manager with Hitachi Data Systems focused on virtualization and cloud solutions. Dinesh drives awareness and adoption of HDS storage solutions for VMware Server and EUC virtualization platforms. In this post Dinesh tells us about how Hitachi has approached the implementation of Virtual Volumes on their platform, and gives us some very nice detail about what can be done with HDS gear when coupled with Vvol.
In Q1 of this year we announced the general availability of vSphere 6.0, which includes a key capability to the VMware vision for Software-Defined Storage: Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is an integration framework to make 3rd party storage systems VM-aware and thereby enables control over native storage capabilities using the VMware control plane for SDS management: Storage Policy-Based Management. There are two parts needed for customers to embark on the VVol transformation. The first requirement is vSphere 6.0 with integrated VVol and SPBM features, and the other is a VVol-enabled array. The main reason why VVol is such a disruptive technology is because of the wide support from the storage partner ecosystem. HP is a VVol design partner and one of the few partners to deliver Day 1 support for VVol. Today I’m very pleased to offer a guest article from Eric Siebert, HP Solutions Marketing Manager and our very dear colleague on the VVol partnership.