Infinidat Enhances VMware Environments with NVMe/TCP and vVols Replication
Infinidat, a leading provider of enterprise storage solutions, announced two new capabilities to enhance modern VMware infrastructures: NVMe/TCP certification with vSphere ESXi, and vVols replication with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) integration. Upon the general availability of the new InfiniBox® software release, Infinidat will be one of the few providers with an enterprise storage solution certified with NVMe/TCP for VMware. These new capabilities complement Infinidat’s extensive VMware integrations that improve the enterprise user experience throughout the VMware software portfolio, including vSphere, vRealize, and VMware Tanzu offerings.
“Infinidat continues to enrich VMware environments with capabilities that add value, yet without adding costs, so it’s no wonder that the vast majority of our customers leverage our storage in their VMware environments,” said Erik Kaulberg, VP, Strategy and Alliances at Infinidat. “These new VMware features from Infinidat demonstrate our continued alignment with evolving VMware use cases, supporting growing production-grade vVols adoption and protocol modernization.”
NVMe/TCP Certification for VMware Environments
VMware’s general support of NVMe/TCP was a significant milestone reached less than a year ago with vSphere 7.0U3. NVMe/TCP is increasingly seen in the enterprise market as a natural upgrade from iSCSI, offering double-digit performance improvements for many workloads while minimizing new hardware requirements.
Infinidat’s new NVMe/TCP certification for VMware demonstrates the power of the InfiniBox software architecture, which was designed for multi-protocol use cases, offering Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, SMB and NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF) as first-class peer protocols. All of these InfiniBox protocols are available without any extra licenses, regardless of backend media type. With NVMe-oF on the InfiniBox platform, customers get DRAM-led performance, whether they use InfiniBox systems with rotational backend media, or the new InfiniBox™ SSA II that delivers latency as low as 35 microseconds.
InfiniBox vVols replication with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) support adds VMware-native disaster recovery to Infinidat’s industry-leading vVols implementation. VMware SRM users can coordinate efficient InfiniBox asynchronous replication for vVols via VMware Storage Policy-Based Management, without needing a separate Storage Replication Adapter (SRA). Infinidat customers who are not using vVols can continue using the existing InfiniBox SRA to manage InfiniBox replication at no charge.
These new capabilities will be available later this quarter with a InfiniBox software release available to all current customers.
For more information, go to the following blog posts that accompany today’s announcement at the links below:
- New InfiniBox Capabilities for Modern VMware Infrastructures by Erik Kaulberg
- Infinidat Supports vVols Replication by Bill Basinas
- Infinidat Extends NVMe/TCP to VMware Environments by Tsiyon Sadiky
In addition, the following are blog posts by two of Infinidat’s Tech Alliance partners:
- Confidently Manage Complex Data and Storage Environments with Veritas and Infinidat
- Infinidat Adds NVMe-TCP Certification for VMware
For more information, go to www.infinidat.com.
Infinidat helps enterprises and service providers empower their data-driven competitive advantage at scale. Infinidat’s software defined storage architecture delivers microsecond latency, 100% availability, and scalability with a significantly lower total cost of ownership than competing storage technologies. The company offers an award-winning portfolio of enterprise storage solutions for primary and secondary storage deployments. The corporate headquarters are based in Herzliya, Israel, and U.S. headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.infinidat.com.
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