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Integration of Intelligent Tiered Storage and Virtualization Drives Data Center Efficiency for Enterprises and Service Providers
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, Jul 13, 2010 — (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Compellent (CML) announced the integration and certification of its Fluid Data(TM) storage platforms with VMware vSphere(TM) 4.1, the latest version of the award-winning VMware virtualization platform introduced today.
VMware vSphere 4.1 offers dramatic scalability and performance enhancements with new management capabilities to deliver the most powerful foundation for cloud infrastructures. The combination of Compellent(R) virtualized storage and VMware vSphere 4.1 provides a foundation for automated, scalable and cost-effective management of both cloud services and virtualized data centers.
VMware virtualization enables enterprises and service providers to lay the foundation for cloud computing by aggregating an elastic pool of computing resources that can be accessed on-demand while enabling policy-based automation and management to increase efficiency. By combining its built-in automation and intelligence with VMware vSphere 4.1, Compellent enables data to flow throughout an organization in a way that best suits the data demands of the business.
New Compellent API integration offers customers the following benefits for VMware vSphere 4.1 environments:
– Superior efficiency: Compellent Fluid Data systems deliver virtualizedÂ storage technologies such as automated tiered storage, thinÂ provisioning, continuous snapshots and thin replication to increaseÂ storage utilization while lowering storage-related costs by as much asÂ 80 percent. VMware customers can automatically optimize capacity ofÂ Compellent tiered storage used in VMware datastores. Customers canÂ also automate provisioning, backup and recovery to cost-effectivelyÂ store and protect their data online.
– Self-managing virtualized storage: Compellent provides an automatedÂ data movement engine, non-disruptive system upgrades and storageÂ resource management tools to enable IT as a service in public orÂ private clouds and virtualized environments. Compellent EnterpriseÂ Manager integration with VMware vCenter(TM) Server allows customersÂ to easily administer their VMware vSphere 4.1 environment. New toolsÂ can manage multiple virtualized servers and storage volumes at a time,Â with advanced features such as automated storage cloning for virtualÂ machines and reports on data utilization.
– Flexible architecture with the future built-in: The persistentÂ hardware and software architecture of Compellent offers theÂ flexibility to mix and match the right technology, performance andÂ quality of service using any storage and networking protocol.Â Customers can deploy new applications and technologies without rippingÂ and replacing existing investments, scale their virtualizedÂ infrastructure to meet rapidly changing business needs and growÂ capacity without pre-allocation restrictions.
Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of alliances and business development, Compellent: “VMware’s focus on delivering efficient, simple and secure cloud services through end-to-end virtualization is in line with our vision for the data-driven economy. The integration of VMware vSphere(TM) 4.1 and Compellent Fluid Data storage enables corporate IT departments and service providers to seamlessly deploy and manage virtualized servers, storage and desktops in the enterprise. VMware and Compellent together help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs by creating a self-managing infrastructure that automates data movement while protecting against risk and downtime.”
Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware: “We anticipate that VMware vSphere(TM) 4.1 can reshape how companies view the economics of enterprise computing, as more customers seek to achieve the levels of utilization and automation that cloud computing promises. Solutions that include Compellent storage and VMware vSphere offer customers an intelligent, self-tuning data environment that is ready for virtualization and lays the foundation for cloud computing.”
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SOURCE: Compellent Technologies
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