EMC Embraces VMware vSphere 6, Pledges Expanded Support to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption
EMC Products to Support VMware vSphere 6; Future Support for Hybrid Cloud Environments to Benefit from Unified Platform and Networking Features
- EMC announces support for VMware vSphere 6 with further enhancements within its product and solution roadmap.
- EMC storage platforms including VMAX, VNX, VNXe, VPLEX and XtremIO will support VMware vSphere 6 in 1Q2015.
- EMC platforms optimized to leverage higher performance and scale of VMware vSphere 6 to virtualize scale-up and scale-out apps with confidence, redefine availability and simplify the virtual data center.
- New features in VMware vSphere 6 to benefit hybrid cloud environments with increased scale and enhanced management across geographically distributed private and public clouds.
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced support for VMware vSphere 6 within its product and solution roadmap and development cycle, enabling customers to leverage EMC's leading storage platforms to virtualize scale-up and scale-out applications with confidence, redefine availability, and simplify the virtual data center . EMC storage platforms including VMAX®, VNX®, VNXe, VPLEX® and XtremIO TM will offer support for VMware vSphere 6 this quarter. Later this year EMC will also extend key vSphere 6 capabilities across additional EMC storage platforms and hybrid cloud solutions.
EMC storage platforms supporting VMware environments will leverage a variety of powerful new vSphere 6 capabilities designed to help drive down data center cost, increase system and application uptime, and drastically simplify the way IT runs the data center.
EMC Storage Platforms Supporting VMware vSphere 6
- EMC VMAX3 : Architected for massive scale and delivering trusted data services across the storage infrastructure, VMAX3 TM service level-based management allows vSphere administrators to set and deliver performance targets for applications and provides enterprise data services on a per application basis.
- EMC VNX/VNXe : VNX/VNXe and vSphere 6 combine for exceptional efficiency and flexibility in the midrange by providing VM-level copy, data deduplication, and workload mobility over distance.
- EMC VPLEX: Accelerated IOPs at low latencies designed to ensure non-stop operations and continuous availability of scale-up and scale-out applications virtualized with vSphere 6.
- EMC XtremIO: Enabling transformational workload consolidation and agility benefits through a scale-out all-flash array, XtremIO is engineered to enable the entire landscapes of diverse Tier 1 applications like databases and SAP to be consolidated in vSphere 6 and without risking their SLAs. Beyond unmatched infrastructure simplification, this enables instant copies for real-time analytics, DBaaS, and application admin self-service.
Key VMware Capabilities to Enhance Hybrid Cloud Environments
New features within VMware vSphere 6 are designed to enable enhanced compute, management and storage capabilities to support both traditional and next-generation applications. EMC believes a number of new features in VMware vSphere 6 may also benefit hybrid cloud environments, including:
- New vRealize Business 6.0 Standard and vRealize Operations 6.0 within VMware vCloud Suite 6 offer cost transparency and monitoring capabilities respectively for the private cloud and can be extended to the public cloud.
- VMware vRealize Automation public cloud extensions can simplify the process for provisioning and managing workloads in the public cloud.
- vSphere Common Library for Content Storage and Management can enable customers greater scalability and more unified management across geographically distributed private and public clouds.
- Virtual Graphics Processing Unit (vGPU) is designed to accelerate graphics processing in VDI and hybrid cloud environments.
- VMware Integrated OpenStack distribution can enable enterprise-grade OpenStack within hybrid cloud environments running in parallel on VMware infrastructure.
- vSphere Virtual Volumes enables deeper levels of integration between vSphere and storage arrays and can extend Software-Defined Storage policy automation to hybrid cloud environments and supported EMC storage platforms. This feature is designed to offer increased control of storage operations and data services at the VM level while maintaining all the gold-standard information storage performance, protection and management inherent within EMC storage platforms.
- Customers can leverage EMC Elastic Cloud Storage TM to provide Object Storage capabilities for OpenStack environments using VMware Integrated OpenStack.
EMC storage platforms including VMAX, VNX, VNXe, VPLEX and XtremIO will offer support for VMware vSphere 6 in 1Q2015.
EMC Executive Quote :
Jonathan Siegal, Vice President, Marketing, Core Technologies Division, EMC Corporation
“VMware has once again changed the game in developing the world's leading virtualization platform to power the Software-Defined Data Center. The combination of EMC platforms and VMware vSphere 6 provides exceptional capabilities for virtual environments. With vSphere 6, supported EMC platforms can reach new levels of scalability, efficiency and mobility and also lays the foundation to enable an entirely new era for the development of desktop virtualization apps.”
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