Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has announced support of VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, simplifying customers’ cloud journey and extending the value of Hitachi’s rich infrastructure solutions. The combination of solutions from Hitachi Data Systems will deliver continuous infrastructure foundation to the customers.
Speaking about the support, Ravi Chalaka, VP marketing of Hitachi Data Systems, said, “vSphere Virtual Volumes is a major technological advancement in the storage ecosystem. The implementation of vSphere Virtual Volumes can solve several key issues for customers: overprovisioning of storage, inflexibility to perform granular data services, complex provisioning and manual operational changes. Hitachi solutions for vSphere Virtual Volumes will enable faster go-to market, and reduce overall storage costs with more efficient utilization of storage capacity and less management overhead. It will provide increased scalability and enhanced automation with policy-based storage management.”
The combining of vSphere Virtual volumes with Hitachi storage virtualization and converged management software yields a true software-defined storage management framework, bringing the software-defined data center to fruition.
Talking about the same, Gaetan Castelein, Sr. Director of Product Management, Storage and Availability, VMware, said, “vSphere Virtual Volumes is a key solution for the software-defined data center,” said. “As more workloads are becoming virtualized, Hitachi’s solutions with vSphere Virtual Volumes will play a strong role in helping customers realize the benefits of simplifying IT infrastructure through efficient storage technologies in the software-defined data center.”