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HGST to offer complete storage portfolio with VMware certification

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HGST has announced various devices from its SAS enterprise segment, which includes hard disk drives (HDDs), PCIe and SAS solid state drives (SSDs) have been certified by VMware as interoperable storage tiers for VMware Virtual SAN. The VMware Virtual SAN is a new hypervisor-converged, storage platform for VMware vSphere environments which provide software-defined storage to the data center.

Commenting about the certification, Gaetan Castelein, senior director, Storage and Availability, VMware, said “VMware has been a partner with HGST for many years. We are pleased to have them as part of our VMware Virtual SAN ecosystem, and look forward to working closely with them as they introduce even more products that interoperate with our platforms.”

The complete process of certification involved five stages which incorporated review, performance, reliability, compatibility and overall integrity. The concluding idea of the entire certification process is that the overall solution must meet the VMware Virtual SAN customer expectations. This certification makes HGST the only brand to come with VMware certification.

Speaking about this achievement, Mike Gustafson, senior vice president and general manager, HGST Flash Platforms Group, said “The future of the data center lies in making data and storage more accessible and faster across all infrastructure environments, and we see this being enabled and accelerated by our portfolio of leading devices and solutions. HGST has the only complete certified, storage device portfolio that allows customers large and small to leverage the advanced technology and performance tiers of VMware Virtual SAN. With our solutions, customers can easily scale up or scale out their virtual machine infrastructure with the reliability and performance they have come to expect from HGST.”

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